Katie Wellington

Katie Wellington


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 617 702 7745

Fax +1 617 371 1037

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

As a partner in our Litigation, Arbitration & Employment Group, Katie Wellington focuses on high-stakes appellate and complex business litigation in highly regulated industries, including life sciences, technology, and insurance.

She has briefed dozens of appeals and dispositive motions in federal and state court, and she serves as a trusted advisor for class actions, antitrust litigation, intellectual property litigation, and administrative challenges.  Katie has argued in the Sixth Circuit, the Tenth Circuit, and the New York Court of Appeals, among other state and federal courts.  Katie regularly practices before the U.S. Supreme Court, including briefing multiple merits case and second-chairing a Supreme Court argument.  Katie also advises on administrative law and constitutional issues, including presidential power and international agreements.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Katie clerked for Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

While in law school, Katie served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, a board member of the Women's Law Association, and a student fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. She also participated in the Harvard Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Katie received the Sears Prize at Harvard Law School, which is awarded to the top two students in the 1L class.

Awards and recognitions


Up & Coming Lawyer
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Excellence in the Law

Education and admissions


J.D., Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, 2013

B.A., Yale University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia

New York

Court admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

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