Cathy Foti has more than thirty years of experience in complex civil and white collar criminal matters, including frauds, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and attorney disciplinary matters. She conducts internal investigations for corporations and also counsels individuals involved in such investigations.

Cathy has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, where she is described as “… a seasoned practitioner in the white-collar crime space” and praised as “… incredibly well prepared and thoughtful in every situation.” Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys has recognized Cathy as a "Litigation Star" in both the White-Collar Crime /Enforcement/Investigations category and the Labor & Employment category, noting that “[Cathy] is distinguished for her prowess in investigations, especially those that are highly sensitive and often in the public eye.” Legal 500 United States has named Cathy as a recommended lawyer in Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense, and Who’s Who Legal has recognized her in Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense: White Collar by Best Lawyers in America. Since its inception, she has been listed in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers and has been named to its Top 50 Women list for several years. Most recently, she was named to Crain’s New York Business’s 2023 “Notable Women in Law” list.

Cathy serves as a member of the Advisory Council of the New York Women’s Bar Association, after sitting for many years on its Board of Directors as well as serving as its Vice-President and Co-Chair of its Judiciary and Professional Ethics and Discipline Committees. She is a former Chair of the Sentencing Guidelines Committee of the New York Council of Defense (“NYCDL”) Lawyers and represented the Committee before the United States Sentencing Commission when it heard testimony on proposed amendments to the Guidelines. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors for the NYCDL. Cathy is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council, and the New York City Bar Association, where she sat on the Committee on Professional Discipline and on the Criminal Law Committee.

Cathy is a contributor to The Insider Blog on In addition, Cathy was, for many years, a member of the Board of Editors for, and a contributor to, the Business Crimes Bulletin. She writes about and speaks on various topics, including corporate internal investigations, evidence issues, ethics, attorney disciplinary proceedings, and developments in employment discrimination matters.