Katie Cownie
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Katie Cownie

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cownie.katie@dorsey.com

Overview

KATIE ASSISTS CLIENTS WITH MANY ONGOING BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW ISSUES.

Katie has worked on business and corporate issues for more than 20 years. Many of the clients she works with are involved in healthcare in some fashion. Her clients include long-term care facilities, hospitals, mental health providers, physicians, and dentists.

In addition to Katie’s healthcare expertise, she has spent many years working with clients in the renewable fuels area. She provides representation related to entity organization, contracting and raising capital.

Education & Admissions

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 1999),

  • Editor, Journal of Gender, Race and Justice
  • Member of the Client Counseling Board
  • Comparative Law Program, Arcachon, France

Chaminade University of Honolulu (B.A., 1996), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Iowa

News & Resources

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys.
  • Current Board Member of the Rotary Club of Des Moines.
  • Current Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Environmental Council.
  • Current Member of the Trees Forever: Growing Green Futures Advisory Committee.
  • Incoming Co-Chair of the St. Augustin Home and School Association.

Accolades

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2021
  • Named Best Lawyers Des Moines Healthcare Law “Lawyer of the Year”, 2019
  • Recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyer in Healthcare, 2016
  • Selected as one of the Business Record’s Forty under 40, 2012
Katie Cownie