NEW YORK, NY—Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced today that Katherine White has joined the firm as partner in its Privacy and Advertising practice groups. Kate joins Kelley Drye after serving more than 14 years at the FTC where she held roles as an advisor to Commissioner Noah Phillips, as counsel to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP), and as a senior attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection (DPIP).
Kate has deep experience in all aspects of consumer protection law, with a particular focus on privacy, information security, and financial services regulations. She helps clients comply with federal and state laws throughout the U.S. and handles investigations brought by the FTC and state attorneys general.
Kate’s addition is part of a strategic expansion of the firm’s privacy and data security practice and adds to the team of former FTC lawyers. This group includes Kelley Drye Advertising Law practice group chair Laura VanDruff, who served as Assistant Director in BCP’s DPIP, the firm’s managing partner, Dana Rosenfeld, who served as Assistant Director of BCP and attorney advisor to FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky, Jessica Rich and Bill MacLeod, who both served as Bureau Directors, and Aaron Burstein, who served as senior legal advisor to FTC Commissioner Julie Brill.
Prior to joining the FTC, Kate spent four years as a privacy and information law attorney at the Transportation Security Administration, where she spent time covering a wide range of privacy matters, including considerations regarding the collection of sensitive passenger data.
Kate received her JD from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia.