About Nikita Yogeshwarun

Nikita Yogeshwarun concentrates her practice on white collar criminal defense and health care, including a broad range of regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters, internal investigations, and complex economic crimes. She provides thorough insight and tailored solutions for her clients, defending them before agencies such as the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Nikita's practice includes environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, where she analyzes evolving trends in the global ESG space in order to counsel companies on their implementation of policies that consider critical factors, including climate-related disclosures, racial justice and equity, shareholder activism, cybersecurity and data resilience, and human rights litigation and arbitration.

Dedication to detail and effective advocacy

Prior to joining Katten, Nikita externed at the Chambers of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague. Additionally, Nikita served as the online editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law and president of the Animal Law Society. Through the International Human Rights Law Clinic, Nikita worked closely with the Ugandan government to draft a cross-sectoral handbook for the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of gender-based violence.

Practice Focus

  • White collar defense and investigations
  • Health care regulatory compliance
  • Racial equity, civil rights and human rights audits
  • ESG and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) compliance reviews and benchmarking

Representative Experience

  • Helped spearhead a multi-disciplinary team in the defense of a diagnostics lab embroiled in a high-profile DOJ investigation regarding allegations of health care billing and marketing fraud, resulting in the identification of mitigating factors and the prevention of significant penalties.
  • Reached a favorable resolution for an individual accused of healthcare fraud and improper billing practices in a $7 million insurance fraud case, minimizing legal repercussions through strategic negotiations.
  • Advised a physician on intricate Medicare billing inquiries related to an amniotic fluid injections investigation, developing strategic responses to regulatory agencies alleging overbilling of pain treatments. Mitigated financial and legal penalties and safeguarded client reputation.
  • Provided strategic counsel to a prominent hospital system on navigating complex regulatory compliance challenges and government bid protests, ensuring seamless adherence to evolving legal standards.
  • Advocated on behalf of high-profile individuals in white collar criminal trials involving wire fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy charges, securing favorable outcomes through extensive legal expertise and strategic defense strategies.
  • Defended physicians and pharmacists accused of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, negotiating favorable settlements and implementing compliance measures to prevent future violations. Represented physician in federal investigation of Anti-Kickback and Controlled Substance Act violations, resulting in an acquittal for the client.
  • Assisted with comprehensive investigation for leading multinational corporation facing allegations of corruption and bank fraud. Represented CFO in the grand jury investigation.
  • Conducted a thorough securities fraud investigation for multinational corporations accused of insider trading and market manipulation. Represented executive in SEC investigation regarding violations of the Investment Advisers Act.

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