Katie Lachter is General Counsel of Rivkin Radler LLP. As such, she advises the Firm and its lawyers on issues relating to legal ethics, professional responsibility, risk management and regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Katie was the Associate General Counsel of another leading firm in New York City where she served as that firm’s expert ethics counsel and advised on professional responsibility matters.
Katie is a frequent writer and speaker on issues relating to legal ethics. She was on the adjunct faculty at Columbia Law School for five years, where she taught professional responsibility. She co-authored Risk Management Survival Tools for Law Firms, third edition, published by the ABA Law Practice Division in 2016. She is also the co-author of a chapter entitled “The Practical Case for Civility,” in Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer, published by the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism in 2013, and has co-authored numerous articles on ethics and professional responsibility for the New York Law Journal and Bloomberg Law Reports.
Katie is a past secretary of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics and a current member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the Nassau County Bar Association.
Katie was named a 2012 Distinguished Legal Writing Award winner by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement. She was also a recipient of the Legal Aid Society’s 2009 Pro Bono Publico award. Before going in-house, Katie was designated a Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Star in 2014 and named a Super Lawyer in the 2015 edition.
Katie clerked for the Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
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Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude
Dartmouth College, B.A. summa cum laude