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Katherine I. Funk


Katie Funk is a trusted advisor to corporate executives and in-house legal departments, with more than 25 years of experience successfully navigating antitrust and business issues on behalf of clients in a range of industries.

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Professional Biography

Katie is an experienced antitrust and business attorney, having participated in more than 100 transactions requiring review by the DOJ or FTC. She provides day-to-day business counsel on licensing and distribution arrangements, strategic transactions, competitor engagement, and global corporate compliance in a range of industries including health care, technology and agriculture.

Within the health care industry, Katie works with clients on the formation and operation of clinically integrated networks, the buying and selling of provider practices, and other health care system transactions. Additionally, Katie is a member of the advisory board of Ithaka Hospitality, a boutique hospitality management company.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Katie was a partner in several AmLaw 100 Firms and served as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Advise integrated national network of community pharmacies.

  • Serve as antitrust counsel to vertically integrated medical device company.

  • Serve as lead antitrust counsel on outpatient clinic acquisition and divestiture.

  • Advise on joint venture between automaker and car battery manufacturer.

  • Represent buyer of assets pursuant to DOJ consent decree.

  • Member – American Bar Association, Antitrust and Business Law Sections
  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association, Antitrust Section
  • Named an "Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyer" by Nightingale's Healthcare News (2008)
  • "CARES Act," Coalition of Franchisee Association (April 2020)
  • "Health Care is Local: State AGs add New Wrinkle to Antitrust Review of Health Care Transactions," AHLA Health Care Transactions Conference (April 2020)
  • Frequent speaker as part of the ALI/ABA Product Distribution CLE Program (2010 – 2015)



  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1992, with distinction
    • Associate Editor, Iowa Law Review
  • Creighton University, B.S.B.A. Accounting and Economics, 1989


  • Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Circuit Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

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