Kristin Graham Koehler is the managing partner of Sidley Austin’s Washington D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for white collar crime, government investigations, and litigation.
Kristin has handled numerous United States Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal investigations involving healthcare fraud, procurement fraud, public corruption, antitrust, securities fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She also has significant experience representing clients in DOJ civil qui tam investigations, state attorney general investigations and congressional investigations, and she has negotiated numerous Corporate Integrity Agreements with the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG). Kristin routinely conducts sensitive internal investigations on behalf of corporations and individuals. She also regularly counsels clients on the creation, enhancement, implementation and assessment of compliance programs. Kristin has participated in jury trials in a number of federal district courts and appeals in a number of appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kristin’s work representing clients has earned her acknowledgment in numerous industry publications, including Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Washingtonian magazine, LMG Life Sciences and Best Lawyers.
Prior to joining Sidley, Kristin served as a law clerk to the Honorable David G. Larimer, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. She graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where she was the assistant executive editor of the Law Review and a member of the National Trial Advocacy Team. While at the University at Buffalo, Kristin was the recipient of the Justice Phillip Halpern Award for Excellence in Writing on the Law Review and the Law Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Law School.