Katherine Kirkpatrick is a partner in the Special Matters and Investigations practice in the Chicago office of King & Spalding. She focuses primarily on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, corporate compliance, and regulatory matters.
Katherine has represented corporations and individuals under investigation by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the National Futures Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York Attorney General, the New York State Department of Financial Services, the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Federal Reserve Board, and others.
Katherine currently serves as a member of the Hiring Committee. She is the former Chair of the New York Office Associate’s Committee.
Katherine earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Southern California. She received her law degree, cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School, where she served as Student Bar Association President and Solicitations Editor of The Journal of Legislation.
While at Notre Dame, Katherine served as the student representative on the Law Dean Search Committee, and received the Judge Joseph E. Mahoney Award for leadership and the Captain William O. McLean Award for service.
- J.D., University of Notre Dame
- B.A. Journalism, University of Southern California
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Her Justice Junior Advisory Board
- United Way Young Leaders Council
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