Kathleen is an Assistant Director for Regulatory Policy in the Office of International Affairs at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In this capacity, she provides analysis, advice, and guidance to the Commission and SEC senior staff on international issues in various subject areas, and participates in international task forces and US interagency efforts regarding issues related to international capital markets.‎
Kathleen joined the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations in 2003, where she conducted audits of the regulatory programs of national stock exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She joined OIA in 2008 and since then, has served as Senior Counsel, Branch Chief for International Regulatory Policy, Senior Special Counsel for Supervisory Cooperation, and Senior Special Counsel for Regulatory Policy. 
Prior to joining the SEC, Kathleen was an Associate at Friedman, Wittenstein and Hochman, a litigation law firm in New York City. Kathleen also worked at the Irish American Unity Conference, a non-profit organization that supported the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Kathleen graduated cum laude from the American University's Washington College of Law with a Juris Doctor, and the School of International Service with a Masters in International Affairs. She completed her undergraduate studies at Binghamton University a‎nd the London School of Economics.