Catherine "Kate" Brinkley-Talley represents and counsels a broad range of healthcare and pharmaceutical clients on healthcare regulatory, litigation, and public policy issues. Ms. Brinkley-Talley's practice includes representing healthcare providers, suppliers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers on matters related federal and state healthcare fraud and abuse issues (including the federal False Claims Act, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute). 

As part of her practice, Ms. Brinkley-Talley represents clients in criminal and civil investigations brought by the government, and also conducts internal compliance investigations. The regulatory component of her practice includes experience counseling clients on healthcare licensing and credentialing, on Medicare coverage and reimbursement considerations, and on health information privacy and security compliance (HIPAA and state privacy laws). Ms. Brinkley-Talley also counsels pharmaceutical companies on various government price reporting laws. Her transactional practice focuses on advising clients on the regulatory, structuring, and business considerations in healthcare business transactions and contractual arrangements. Additionally, she has experience representing clients in connection with administrative and Congressional advocacy.


  • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2013, with Honors
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Policy, The George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services, 2013
  • BS, Public Health, The George Washington University, 2007, magna cum laude
  • District of Columbia

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