Peña, Katharine

Katharine Peña

Global Risk & Compliance Counsel

Katharine Peña is Global Risk and Compliance Counsel in the General Counsel’s office of Latham and Watkins. She provides support to all of Latham's offices with respect to interpreting rules of ethics and professional conduct and identifying and resolving ethical conflicts and business conflicts of interest.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Peña worked as a conflicts attorney at another international law firm. While in law school, Ms. Peña was the Senior Managing Editor of the Public Contract Law Journal and received highest honors for her published Note. She also won the 2014 The George Washington University Law School’s Spanogle International Commercial Arbitration Competition, and participated in the Spring 2015 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition, where she was ranked in the Top 75 Percentile.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • JD, George Washington University Law School, 2015
  • BA, Brandeis University, 2012
    cum laude