Kathryn Barrett
Associate | New York
Kathryn Barrett

Kathryn Barrett focuses her practice on white collar and commercial litigation matters. Her representative matters include cases in state and federal court. Her experience includes conducting internal investigations and representing companies and individuals in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other state and federal agencies. She represents clients in complex commercial disputes before federal and state courts, and has litigated cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Ms. Barrett’s experience touches on all parts of the civil litigation process, managing discovery, drafting dispositive motions, deposing, and cross-examining witnesses, and drafting appellate briefing.

Ms. Barrett was a Dechert summer associate in 2015. Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Barrett served as an intern in the Hofstra Youth Advocacy Clinic and worked as a law clerk at Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen.

Representing multiple lenders whose dispositions of collateral under the U.C.C. were challenged by borrowers, including a trial victory (affirmed on appeal) in the New York Commercial Division in a multiyear lawsuit that sought over US$70 million in damages.

Representing real estate ownership entities being sued for breach of contract in multi-million dollar real estate disputes.

Representing a major cruise line company in connection with assisting the company in complying with the requirements imposed on it by the Southern District of Florida pursuant to a plea agreement with the Department of Justice.

Representing a former CEO of an international bank in connection with a multination money laundering scandal.

Representing a New York based commercial real estate lender and publicly traded REIT in connection with Department of Justice and Securities Exchange Commission investigations.

    • Villanova University, B.A., 2012
    • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D., 2016, cum laude, Notes Editor for Hofstra Law Review
    • New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York