Kate Bartolacci’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and corporate compliance. Ms. Bartolacci’s experience includes representing clients in U.S. and multinational regulatory investigations, including those brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and various other international regulators.

She regularly works with global corporations to help them evaluate, design, update and monitor compliance programs, including by drafting policies and procedures, conducting training and advising on internal controls to ensure compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act and other international anti-corruption laws.

Prior to joining the Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group in 2016, Ms. Bartolacci practiced as a litigation associate in Skadden’s Wilmington office. During this time, her practice focused on corporate and securities litigation, where she advised corporations and their boards of directors on issues of corporate governance and the Delaware General Corporation Law.

Ms. Bartolacci’s experience also included defending corporations, directors and officers — and their advisers — in derivative and class action lawsuits in state and federal courts relating to, among other things, mergers and acquisitions, fiduciary duty challenges and stockholders disputes.



  • J.D., Temple University, Beasley of Law, 2012 (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif)
  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 2007


  • Delaware

Kathryn Bartolacci

Associate, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime