Kaitlin Konkel focuses her practice on white collar and international matters. She has represented clients in government investigations, post-indictment criminal proceedings, anti-corruption due diligence, and complex civil litigation, including appeals and amicus curiae submissions in the US Supreme Court and federal appellate courts. She also advises clients on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), foreign-official and diplomatic immunity, international extradition, INTERPOL Red Notices, and other international law enforcement issues.

Ms. Konkel devotes a significant part of her practice to pro bono litigation, particularly in the areas of criminal defense, immigrant rights, prisoner civil rights, and voting rights.

Ms. Konkel graduated from Williams College and Yale Law School. Prior to rejoining the firm, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Catherine Blake of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Experience

  • Individuals in government investigations and post-indictment criminal proceedings.
  • Individuals facing possible extradition to or from the United States.
  • Individuals challenging INTERPOL Red Notices.
  • Companies and organizations seeking advice on compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
  • Individuals and companies in complex civil litigation involving the Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act, Anti-Terrorism Act, False Claims Act, and Privacy Act, including at the motion to dismiss and summary judgment stages, in discovery, and on appeal.
  • Current and former foreign officials asserting immunity defenses in US civil litigation and criminal proceedings.
  • Companies in anti-corruption due diligence.
  • Voters and organizational plaintiffs in successful partisan gerrymandering challenge to North Carolina's state legislative districts.
  • Numerous clients in amicus curiae submissions challenging executive-branch action on constitutional and statutory grounds, including in the US Supreme Court and federal appellate courts.

Perspectives

International Extradition From the Inside: Law, Diplomacy and Inter-Agency Dynamics
Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement
5 Misconceptions About The Foreign Agents Registration Act
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Compliance Law360, Cybersecurity & Privacy Law360, International Trade Law360, Legal Ethics Law360, Public Policy Law360, White Collar Law360
International Extradition: A Guide to US and International Practice
Arnold & Porter Webinar
GIR Know-How Extradition: United States (pdf)
Global Investigations Review
Two Penalties for the Price of One: Direct and Reverse FCA Liability for the Same Bill
Qui Notes: Unlocking the False Claims Act
More

Recognition

Best Lawyers
"Ones to Watch"–Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2021)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Yale Law School, 2015
  • BA, Political Science and English, Williams College, 2010
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, District of Maryland
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Clerkships
  • US District Court, District of Maryland, The Honorable Catherine C. Blake
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