Kate Sinclair’s practice involves criminal and civil litigation, including business litigation, constitutional challenges, government enforcement and compliance, employment litigation, health care fraud defense, and civil and criminal appeals. For over 20 years, Ms. Sinclair’s experience covers a wide range of civil and criminal matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as disputes with government agencies over regulatory enforcement matters. 

As a litigation generalist, Ms. Sinclair has a creative and adaptable approach to her variety of cases, from complex cases at large firms to cases involving individual parties and small businesses. She excels at research and writing, especially in motions practice as well as pre-litigation advice, notably in contract disputes. Over her career as an attorney, Ms. Sinclair has become increasingly adept at e–discovery issues – both managing large–scale document productions on e–discovery platforms and managing complicated evidentiary privilege issues. 

On top of her law practice, Ms. Sinclair is heavily involved with the MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program, which provides free, confidential mental health and substance abuse services to lawyers, law students, judges, and legal staff throughout Maryland. 

As the primary caregiver in her household, Ms. Sinclair has been very involved with her two children’s parent and school boards. Because volunteer work has always been a large part of her professional life, her experience as an attorney greatly benefits her non-profit boards, even when she is not representing them, in matters such as bylaws revisions, real estate leasing issues, governance documents, employment changes, and personnel matters.  

Before joining Silverman Thompson, Ms. Sinclair was most recently an associate at Eversheds Sutherland (formerly Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP), and a law clerk to the Honorable C. Christopher Hagy in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. 

Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law - J.D. - 2002
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - B.A. - 1999

    With Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Defense-White Collar
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Appellate / Civil Appeals
  • Business Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
Significant Cases
Ms. Sinclair has defended numerous individuals and entities in complex commercial matters, health care investigations, securities enforcement proceedings and investigations, and various criminal matters, including:

  • Member of legal team representing United States Senator on criminal charges
  • Member of legal team supporting bankruptcy examiner in one of the top ten largest bankruptcies in United States history
  • Member of legal team representing public company’s corporate compliance officer in a federal criminal prosecution, resulting in the dismissal of all charges
  • Member of legal team representing Fortune 50 company in successful appeal before the North Carolina Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of North Carolina’s statutory punitive damages cap
  • Counsel to various entities in internal investigations, government enforcement actions, and qui tam litigation
  • Represented civil rights organization on First Amendment issues in federal proceedings
  • Successfully defended local restaurant in civil rights claim, resulting in summary judgment
  • Represented government defense contractor in investigation before Department of Homeland Security
  • Represents national mortgage lender in an array of employment and business matters throughout the country

Government Service

Law Clerk, Hon. C. Christopher Hagy, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2004-2006

Community Service
  • Member and Volunteer, MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program Committee
  • Board, Boys’ Latin School of Maryland Parents’ Association
  • Executive Committee, Loyola Blakefield Mothers’ Club
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia

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