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Catherine M. Foti

Catherine M. Foti


New York

Catherine M. Foti has more than twenty-five 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.

Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys has recognized Cathy as a "Star" in the area of Labor & Employment and in the area of White-Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations. Cathy has also been listed under Who’s Who and recognized in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar by Best Lawyers in America. Since its inception, she has been listed in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers and was recently named to its Top 50 Women list.

Cathy is currently the Chair of the Sentencing Guidelines Committee of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers and represented the Committee before the United States Sentencing Commission when it heard testimony on proposed amendments to the Guidelines. She also now 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. 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 regular contributor to The Insider Blog on Forbes.com. 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.