Katherine K. DeLuca Partner

Katie's practice primarily focuses on compliance with federal securities laws, capital market transactions and corporate governance. She assists public companies with registered offerings of securities and collaborates with large and small public companies on their periodic reporting, proxy solicitations, shareholder engagement and insider reporting requirements. Katie also represents public and private companies engaged in significant transactions, including stock mergers, cash acquisitions and asset purchases and sales.

Katie serves on the executive committee of the firm’s cutting-edge environmental, social and governance (ESG) task force. She is a go-to resource and a prominent voice in the growing demand for guidance on comprehensive ESG issues. She has been quoted in prominent publications, including recently in Investment News and Corporate Counsel Business Journal, and featured in several McGuireWoods webcasts on ESG trends, risks and compliance matters.

Before law school, Katie worked as a marketing and public relations specialist for a variety of performing arts presenters, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts, the New York Philharmonic, ICM Artists, Concert Artists Guild and WQXR-FM.


Ongoing representation of public companies in the energy, specialty chemical, furniture and other industries in connection with the preparation and filing of current and periodic reports and annual meeting proxy statements and in other governance and securities matters.

Represented a NYSE-listed specialty insurance company in connection with a public offering of $600 million of fixed-rate reset non-cumulative preferred shares.

Represented a NYSE-listed energy company in connection with registered offerings of an aggregate of $4.65 billion in mandatorily convertible securities, the remarketing of related debt and equity securities and the settlement of the related stock purchase contracts.

Represented a NYSE-listed issuer in connection with common stock “bought deals” of approximately $750 million and $200 million.

Represented a NYSE-listed energy company in connection with the establishment of a $1 billion “at-the-market” common stock offering program.

Represented an intermediate holding company for regulated natural gas operating entities in a private placement of $250 million in Euro-denominated senior notes listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.

Represented an intermediate holding company for regulated natural gas operating entities in an A/B exchange offer of $1.2 billion in senior notes.

Represented a NASDAQ-listed manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinets in a private placement of $350 million of high-yield senior notes.

Represented affiliated public reporting REITs in mergers with an aggregate value of approximately $4.5 billion and in the preparation of related registration statements on Form S-4.

Representation of non-traded public REIT in its formation, initial public offering, and registration of $2 billion in securities.

Representation of public company in the hospitality industry in connection with merger valued at $877 million.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 2006
  • Kenyon College, BA, 1991

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2022

Advised on Debt & Equity Deal of the Year, International Financial Law Review, 2021

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Securities and Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014, 2015

  • Virginia
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