Katherine M. Choo is Chief Investigative & Anti-Corruption Counsel for the General Electric Company, where she focuses principally on government and internal investigations (and related civil litigation) involving a broad range of potentially criminal, regulatory and company policy violations, as well as preventive law. She also serves as primary compliance counsel to GE's M&A transactions team and GE's global security organization. Katherine also has primary responsibility for counseling GE's businesses with respect to anti-corruption efforts globally relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other related anti-bribery laws. Katherine joined GE in 2003 and has been consistently recognized for her outstanding contributions to the company.
Prior to joining GE, Katherine served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she served as a Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division and a Chief of the General Crimes Unit of the Office. As an Assistant United States Attorney, she twice was a recipient of the US Department of Justice's Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney (relating to securities fraud, money laundering, and government program fraud prosecutions). As an Assistant United States Attorney, she specialized in prosecutions of securities fraud and other white-collar offenses. Prior to her work as a federal prosecutor, she worked as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Katherine is a graduate of Wellesley College (Durant Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa) and Columbia School of Law (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).