Recognized by clients and colleagues for clear thinking and good judgment in challenging situations, Kathleen Beasley has helped corporations navigate crisis scenarios arising from government investigations, criminal or fraud allegations, or major business disputes. She has advised and reported directly to boards of directors and audit committees, as well as senior executives.
Kathy has extensive commercial litigation experience (including first chair) in federal and state court and arbitration, and also has a special focus on representing corporate and individual clients in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and other governmental authorities, and in defending the civil lawsuits that often result from these government investigations. As a result of this experience in dispute resolution, clients benefit from Kathy’s counseling and advice on compliance with state and federal statutes including the antitrust statutes and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Kathy also advises on joint ventures and other competitor collaborations.
Kathy has been actively involved in ABA Section leadership, in firm management activities, and on the Board of Trustees of Dallas Christian School.