Kathryn Ruemmler

Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Kathryn Ruemmler is the Global Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice and a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department. Ms. Ruemmler has broad experience advising individual executives and boards of directors in a wide range of matters, with a particular emphasis on government enforcement and regulatory matters and corporate governance. She has built a reputation as a formidable litigator with an unusual breadth of experience in crisis management, policy development, and regulatory and enforcement matters. She focuses on white collar criminal defense, SEC and other agency enforcement matters, and congressional and internal investigations. Ms. Ruemmler served almost six years in the Obama Administration, first in the Department of Justice and later as Counsel to the President. As President Obama's chief lawyer, she was one of his most senior advisors, providing advice on all legal matters implicating domestic and foreign policy and national security. She advised on all significant litigation matters, including the most consequential matters heard by the United States Supreme Court. Prior to her White House service, Ms. Ruemmler served as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice. Ms. Ruemmler has significant jury trial experience and has tried more than 20 cases to verdict both inside the government and in private practice. Earlier in her career, she served as Associate Counsel to President Bill Clinton where she defended the White House and the Office of the President in independent counsel and congressional investigations. She began her career as a law clerk to Judge Timothy K. Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ms. Ruemmler received her BA from the University of Washington and JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.


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