About Mary C. Fleming

A gifted writer and advocate, Mary concentrates on appellate litigation and dispositive motions practice in trial courts. Mary approaches each client relationship with care and a commitment to client service. Her responsiveness, thoroughness and dedicated work ethic ensure that she maintains the highest level of practice standards in servicing clients.

The finest advocacy before appellate and trial courts

A former federal appellate clerk, Mary Fleming has written briefs and critical motions in both federal and state courts, representing individual and corporate clients in complex civil and criminal litigation. She has assisted the financial services industry with high-stakes appeals, drafted critical motions on behalf of executives in federal criminal proceedings, and helped health care providers respond to investigations under the False Claims Act involving allegations of fraudulent billing and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Prior to joining Katten, Mary served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Bacharach of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. During law school, she was an articles editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and received the Best Appellate Brief Award.

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Practice Focus

  • Appellate and Supreme Court litigation
  • Financial services litigation
  • Insurance and health care fraud litigation
  • White-collar defense and investigations

Representative Experience

  • Drafted briefs on behalf of investment advisor representative in appeal before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, arising from alleged Maryland securities laws violations. *
  • Co-authored briefs in direct criminal appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit challenging a federal prisoner’s convictions.  *
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest banks in an internal investigation.  *
  • Drafted dispositive motions in putative class actions against mortgage servicers and lender-placed insurance providers regarding lender-placed insurance practices.  *
  • Represented individual in securities law investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  *
  • Represented national bank in facilitating compliance with large, indirect auto settlement agreement.  *
* Experience prior to Katten