Catherine A. Brandon

Catherine A. Brandon

Senior Associate

Cate Brandon represents and counsels a broad range of clients, including hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory service providers, healthcare management companies, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies on healthcare regulatory, litigation, and public policy matters. Ms. Brandon’s regulatory and litigation experience includes representing and advising healthcare providers on matters related to Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse issues, “Stark” physician self-referral laws, and anti-kickback laws; regulatory and legislative initiatives affecting the healthcare industry; Medicare and Medicaid regulations and policies; and federal and state pharmaceutical laws. As part of her practice, Ms. Brandon regularly represents clients in criminal and civil investigations brought by the government, as well as conducts internal investigations. Her transactional practice focuses on advising clients on the regulatory, structuring and business considerations in healthcare business transactions and contractual arrangements.

From 2015-2016, Ms. Brandon served as Senior Counsel on Oversight at the US Department of Health and Human Services, where she was responsible for developing strategic responses to Congressional oversight and investigations for the Office of the Secretary on issues related to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, including Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, as well as other HHS programs. 

Ms. Brandon graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as an Associate Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Brandon worked for various public policy organizations providing communications and public affairs counsel.


Penn Law Alumni Society
Young Alumni Award (2018)


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2009,

    cum laude

  • AB, Brown University, 2004,

    magna cum laude

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Government & Military Service
  • Senior Counsel on Oversight, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation


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