Kathryn Robinette

Kathryn (Katy) Robinette

Massey & Gail LLP
The Wharf
1000 Maine Ave. SW
Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20024

Office: 202.652.4511
Direct: 202.539.1583

Katy is an associate in Massey & Gail’s Washington, D.C. office. She has experience litigating matters in federal court and conducting complex investigations. Her experience includes health care and tort matters as well as antitrust.

Katy previously worked as an attorney in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission and as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as lead attorney for a docket of over seventy cases. She is a former law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a 2014 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and a former doctoral student in political science at UCLA.


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Doctoral Student in Political Science , 2009-2011
  • Vassar College, B.A., with Honors in Philosophy, 2006


  • The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Awards and Honors

  • UC Berkeley Herma Hill Kay Fellow
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Advanced Legal Research


  • “Obama and Africa: Matching Expectations with Reality,” (with Princeton N. Lyman) Journal of International Affairs, Spring/Summer 2009

Community Involvement

  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Obtained reversal of special master decision finding vaccines caused Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Boatmon v. HHS, 138 Fed. Cl. 566, 567 (Fed. Cl. 2018).
  • Successfully defended US Department of Health & Human Services in vaccine injury case alleging vasculitis following flu vaccine, Knorr v. HHS, No. 15-1169V, 2017 WL 2461375, (Fed. Cl. Spec. Mstr. Dec. 7, 2018).
  • Secured dismissal of cases alleging chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Frampton v. HHS, No. 16-1096V, 2017 WL 3034024 (Fed. Cl. June 26, 2017), and systemic allergy, Black v. Sec'y of Health & Human Servs., No. 16-1292V, 2018 WL 2772353, (Fed. Cl. May 8, 2018) following flu vaccines.
  • Conducted nonpublic investigations into anticompetitive mergers and conduct in the food wholesale and oil and gas industries.