Katie Smithgall represents clients at critical stages of high-stakes regulatory and constitutional litigation. She has experience developing case strategy and briefing legal issues at the trial and appellate levels. Katie currently represents clients in litigation arising under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) as well as in litigation addressing antitrust concerns, international trade issues, and state and federal election laws. She has also been involved in "takings" and First Amendment challenges to federal government action.
In addition to her litigation practice, Katie provides strategic planning and regulatory compliance advice to companies. She has represented clients before regulatory authorities, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Surface Transportation Board (STB). She also has significant experience navigating compliance questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including questions about international restrictions, CARES Act relief, and state and local executive orders and guidance.
- George Mason University (J.D. magna cum laude 2017; Editor-in-Chief, George Mason Law Review); Furman University (B.A. in Economics and Communications Studies magna cum laude 2014)
- District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- Extern: U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (Spring 2017) and Federal Trade Commission (Summer and Fall 2015)
- Law Clerk to: Chief Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (2018-2020) and Judge Thomas A. Varlan, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee (2017-2018)