Kate Bartolacci’s practice focuses on corporate and securities litigation, including issues of corporate governance and the Delaware General Corporation Law. Ms. Bartolacci’s experience also involves 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.
Prior to joining the Litigation Group, Ms. Bartolacci practiced in the Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group in Skadden’s London office. During this time, her practice focused on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and corporate compliance. Ms. Bartolacci also has represented 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.
Ms. Bartolacci regularly worked 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.