Firm Bios

Katherine Heekin
Attorney and Certified Fraud Examiner

Katherine Heekin resolves business disputes, particularly complex, messy, fraud-related claims. Her clients include software companies, banks, builders, stock brokers, family-owned businesses, executives, doctors, investment funds, and sports and leisure businesses.

As an attorney and a certified fraud examiner, Katherine is among a select group of professionals educated, trained, and experienced in preventing and remedying fraud. Katherine is also a proven leader in electronic evidence management techniques and technologies.

She has been engaged as a consultant in electronic evidence management and as a trainer in fraud prevention. In fraud assignments, understanding how electronic information is created, altered, stored, deleted, and hidden can make or break a case.

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2009
  • Forensic Accounting Academy, Instructor, 2007-Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter, President, 2007-08, Member, 2002-Present
  • Uniform Civil Jury Instruction Committee, Secretary, 2007-08, Member 2006-Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association CLE Committee, Member, 2004-2007
  • Board of Bar Examiners, Co-Grader, Summer 2003 and 2004
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Judicial Endorsements Committee, Member, 2000-2002
  • Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, Delegate, 1997-98
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Board Member, 1996-98

Community Leadership

  • Rotary International, Portland Chapter, Member, 2007-Present
  • Portland Business Alliance, Member, 2005-Present
  • Children's Relief Nursery, Founding Board Member, 1999-2001
  • Northwest Heights Neighborhood Association, Board Member, 2000


  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1994
    Oregon Law Review, Member and Executive Editor
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1989


  • The Honorable Ann Aiken, 1994-95 and 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington