Katie Cheng is counsel in the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice at Goodwin and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Disputes group and Antitrust and Competition practice. She is dedicated to helping clients solve their most complex disputes and works tirelessly to develop creative litigation and trial strategies designed to lead to successful results. Her work centers on antitrust and other high-stakes competitive disputes touching on a wide variety of areas, including complex commercial litigation, contract, business torts, and unfair competition, with a special focus on the healthcare sector. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants before federal courts, state courts, and arbitration panels in all aspects of litigation, including multiple trials and appeals. She has also represented clients regarding inquiries from the FTC and a state regulator. 





Ms. Cheng’s experience includes:

  • Representing a Silicon Valley healthcare technology startup against a pharmacy benefits manager in contract, statutory, and tort claims valued at over $600 million.*
  • Represented a major healthcare insurer against a private equity-backed provider group regarding antitrust and contract claims, winning the only claims tried before the arbitration panel.*
  • Represented a newly-public biopharmaceutical company in connection with various securities and litigation issues.*
  • Represented a major cable provider in a jury trial involving antitrust tying claims, with favorable post-trial decision affirmed on appeal.*
  • Represented an agricultural cooperative in connection with class certification proceedings for case involving monopsonization and unfair competition claims.*
  • Represented a Japanese auto parts manufacturer in connection with a class action involving price fixing.*
  • Represented individuals injured in the August 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia against 24 neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and affiliated hate groups who organized and conspired to commit violence at the rally.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Cheng practiced at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan C. Kay in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. During law school, she successfully argued a pro bono appeal before the Ninth Circuit. Prior to law school, she was a paralegal specialist at the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Programs Branch.

Professional Activities

Ms. Cheng is a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of DC. She also participated in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2021 Pathfinder program.


Ms. Cheng has been recognized multiple times by Best Lawyers as One to Watch in Antitrust Law (2021, 2022).

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JD, 2014
UCLA School of Law
(Order of the Coif)
AB, Politics, 2009
Princeton University


2017-2018 U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, Honorable Alan C. Kay



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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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