Katharine Ladd is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group focusing primarily on complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. She has represented both large corporations and senior-level executives in federal and state court proceedings, as well as handled international criminal and regulatory matters.

Katharine has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in matters involving potential violations of the Anti-kickback Statute and False Claims Act.  She has also represented financial services companies and executives in numerous criminal and civil matters involving insider trading, market manipulation, money laundering, securities fraud, tax evasion and consumer protection statutes.  In addition to her litigation and enforcement experience, Katharine also counsels companies on compliance issues in a complex and constantly changing regulatory environment.


  • New York University School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
    • McKay Scholar
    • Annual Survey of American Law, Editor
    • Lawyering Program, Teaching Assistant
  • Hamilton College  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005)


  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • District of Columbia


Prior to joining the firm, Katharine was an associate at a mid-Atlantic law firm and an AmLaw 100 international litigation firm in Washington, D.C.