Kate Powers focuses on government and regulatory investigations as well as white collar defense and complex civil litigation matters. 

Practice & Background

Ms. Powers received her J.D. in 2013 from Cornell Law School, where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She graduated from Cornell University in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology.

Representative Matters

Ms. Powers’ recent engagements include:

  • defending a former executive at a major broker-dealer in an SEC enforcement proceeding arising from alleged undisclosed markups in relation to the broker-dealer’s transition management business
  • representing an individual in a public corruption investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  • representing an individual an investigation by the DOJ relating to securitizations and securitized products such as RMBS
  • representing an individual in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and the Internal Revenue Service related to tax and money laundering allegations
  • representing bank executives in investigations by government agencies regarding the London Interbank Offered Rate (“Libor”)
  • representing pro bono clients in immigration proceedings

Community Involvement

Ms. Powers’ community and charitable activities include administering the firm’s anti-trafficking program in partnership with Sanctuary for Families.

Awards & Accolades

Ms. Powers was recognized as Akin Gump New York’s associate of the year for outstanding commitment to pro bono service in 2016.