Kathleen McArthur Named Among GIR’s Top 100 Women in Investigations for 2021

May 18, 2021

Kathleen McArthur, co-head of S&C’s Securities & Commodities Investigations & Enforcement and Commodities, Futures & Derivatives practices, has been named to Global Investigation Review’s 2021 Women in Investigations survey.
Katy has advised some of the world’s biggest companies on matters involving complex financial products, including enforcement inquiries, internal investigations and commercial litigation. She is at the forefront of defending investigations into spoofing, where authorities use data analytics to build investigations. Katy’s deep understanding of financial markets enables her to advocate for companies facing complex allegations of fraud and market manipulation.
“My practice gives me the opportunity to work with some of the most sophisticated and complex trading businesses in the world, and getting immersed in the commercial context of my cases is one of the greatest parts of the job,” she told GIR in a companion editorial.
Katy’s recent representations include:

  • Several financial institutions in spoofing investigations, including: JPMorgan in the largest-ever spoofing settlement; Tower Research Capital in the second-largest spoofing settlement on record; and The Bank of Nova Scotia in coordinated global resolutions of DOJ and CFTC spoofing investigations as well as a CFTC investigation of swap dealer compliance issues;
  • Barclays in resolutions with the DOJ, CFTC, U.K. FCA and other regulators involving trading in the global FX Spot Market; and
  • BitMEX in ongoing civil litigation with the CFTC.
Learn more about S&C’s Securities & Commodities Investigations & Enforcement Practice here.
The GIR list highlights 100 leading female lawyers, corporate counsel, barristers and government enforcers working in the field. In past years, partners Sharon Cohen Levin, Aisling O’Shea and Nicole Friedlander have been named to the list. S&C is continually ranked as one of the top law firms in the world for internal and government-led investigation in GIR30 and GIR100.