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Katrice Bridges Copeland

Katrice Bridges Copeland

Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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J.D., The University of Michigan Law School 
B.S., University of Illinois

Professor Copeland focuses her scholarship on white collar crime and health care fraud and abuse. Prior to joining Penn State she clerked for Judge David H. Coar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Judge Damon J. Keith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C. Her practice focused on white collar criminal defense and constitutional litigation. As part of her white collar crime practice, she represented pharmaceutical companies in health care fraud and abuse prosecutions. She also conducted internal investigations of corporations in matters involving alleged violations of the securities laws, OSHA regulations, antitrust laws, and Medicare/Medicaid laws.

Law Reviews

Liquid Gold, 97 Wash. L. Rev. 1451 (2020)

Rebalancing the Bevill Test, 1 Stet. Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2022)

The Yates Memo: Looking for "Individual Accountability" in All the Wrong Places, 102 Iowa L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2017).

The Crime of Being in Charge: Executive Culpability and Collateral Consequences, 51 American Criminal Law Review 799 (2014) (Featured Article in the Annual Survey of White Collar Crime).

Teaching the Art of Defending A White Collar Criminal Case, 11 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 763 (2014) (essay).

Enforcing Integrity, 87 Ind. L.J. 1033 (2012).

InHouse Counsel Beware!, 39 Fordham Urb. L.J. 391 (2011) (invited submission).

Preserving the Corporate AttorneyClient Privilege, 78 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1199 (2010) (lead article).

Note, The Forgotten Constitutional Right to Present a Defense and Its Impact on the Acceptance of Responsibility Entrapment Debate, 103 Mich. L. Rev. 367 (2004).

Book Chapters

The Crime of Being in Charge: Executive Culpability and Collateral Consequences, in FDA in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies (Holly Fernandez Lynch and I. Glenn Cohen, eds., Columbia University Press 2015).

Health Care Fraud and Abuse, in White Collar Crime: Cases, Materials, and Problems (J. Kelly Strader and Sandra D. Jordan, eds., Lexis Nexis 3d ed. 2015).


The Mueller Investigation and Beyond (2019) (with Ellen Podgor, Louis J. Virelli III, Andrew Wright, Ellen C. Yaroshefsky, Michael Domino, & Ruthann Robson)