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Katherine Cartwright Norris


Katherine Norris has over 10 years of experience in corporate governance and compliance in the pharmaceutical, medical device, over-the-counter consumer products, and cosmetics industries. She has focused primarily on support during investigation and resolution of government investigations and compliance with enforcement actions. Her experience includes the development, execution, and management of compliance programs intended to fulfill the obligations of two corporate integrity agreements, a pretrial diversion agreement, and a non-prosecution agreement.

Ms. Norris has performed substantial internal investigations and supported extensive federal investigations with the U.S. Department of Justice, Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Education, and National Institutes of Health. She has also advised with the remediation of warning letters and 483 observations issued by the Food and Drug Administration. She is a seasoned manager of Open Payments and state physician payment disclosure obligations.

Ms. Norris supports the management of internal and external investigations and attendant outcomes (including CIAs); remediation of compliance concerns relating to promotional, quality systems, post-market surveillance, and clinical trials activities; and operational aspects of compliance program development, management, and oversight, including comprehensive compliance program design, implementation, and evaluation measures. Ms. Norris also advises clients on risk analyses, disclosure programs, auditing and monitoring, promotional copy review, and compliance with Open Payments and international transparency reporting obligations.


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
B.A., Telecommunications and Film

Employment History

NSF Health Sciences
Senior director, Compliance and Integrity programs
Director, Compliance and Integrity programs
2013 - 2014

The Spectranetics Corporation
Director, Corporate Compliance
2009 - 2013

King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Manager, Corporate Compliance
2007 - 2009
Specialist, Corporate Compliance office
2004 - 2005
Paralegal, Office of General Counsel
2002 - 2003

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.
Corporate paralegal
2006 - 2007

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U.S. Army
Family Readiness Group and Care Team Member