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Katherine I. Funk


Katie Funk is a trusted advisor to corporate executives and in-house legal departments, successfully guiding clients to reach their strategic objectives for 25 years.

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Professional Biography

Katie Funk is an experienced antitrust and business attorney, regularly advising clients on transactions and investigations before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Justice (DOJ), and state attorneys general. Having served as an attorney at the FTC, Katie provides pragmatic business counsel on antitrust compliant formation and operation of joint ventures, the buying and selling of health care entities, licensing and distribution arrangements, strategic transactions, competitor engagement, and global corporate compliance. She counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including health care, technology, agriculture, and manufacturing.

In addition, Katie assists clients in navigating the maze of regulations in matters concerning antitrust, consumer protection, and privacy issues, including rulemakings under the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, the "right to repair," and state enforcement proceedings.

Within the health care industry, Katie works with clients on the formation and operation of clinically integrated networks, the buying and selling of provider entities, and other health care system transactions.

  • Represent third-party in FTC merger review.

  • Advise integrated national network of community pharmacies.

  • Serve as antitrust counsel to vertically integrated medical device company on transactions and investigations by FTC and DOJ.

  • Serve as lead antitrust counsel on multiple hospital transactions.

  • Advise on antitrust aspects of joint venture between automaker and EV battery manufacturer.

  • Represent buyer of assets pursuant to DOJ consent decree.

  • Structure cross-border pharmaceutical venture between multiple entities.

  • Represent poultry processor in multiple antitrust class actions.

  • 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)
  • "Antitrust Hot Spots for Business Lawyers," ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting (September 2023)
  • "Healthcare Antitrust Year in Review," ABA Antitrust in Healthcare Conference (June 2022)
  • "Health Care is Local: State AGs add New Wrinkle to Antitrust Review of Health Care Transactions," AHLA Health Care Transactions Conference (April 2020)
  • "CARES Act," Coalition of Franchisee Association (April 2020)
  • Frequent speaker as part of the ALI/ABA Product Distribution CLE Program (2010 – 2015)


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


  • 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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