Kathryn Worthington advises clients on white collar defense, internal investigations, and US Department of Justice and US Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions.

Ms. Worthington helps public and private companies, and individuals, navigate criminal and civil litigation, internal investigations, and government inquiries. Prior to re-joining the firm, Ms. Worthington served as an Assistant General Counsel at the US Central Intelligence Agency, most recently as an embedded operational legal advisor to the Counterterrorism Center, where she advised on relevant federal law, executive orders, presidential directives, and potentially applicable principles of international law. In this role, she received a Meritorious Unit Citation for providing support to operations in a war zone. Before that, Ms. Worthington served in the Litigation Division, where she represented CIA interests in criminal and civil litigation and sensitive investigations, including matters involving terrorism and espionage. A notable unclassified representation involved representing CIA interests in US v. Al-Imam, the prosecution of an individual on federal terrorism charges in connection with the 2012 attacks on US personnel and facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

From 2010 to 2018, Ms. Worthington was an associate in Latham’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. She represented clients in matters involving accounting fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, US government contracting, and export controls and trade sanctions. She also counseled clients on anti-money laundering compliance and controls, as well as anti-corruption policies and procedures.

Ms. Worthington maintains an active pro bono practice, including through Polaris Project initiatives to combat sex and labor trafficking and the National Veteran’s Legal Services Program.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey


  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2010
    cum laude
  • BA, Rutgers University, 2007
    summa cum laude