Catherine Fata is an associate in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Her practice focuses on internal investigations, government enforcement actions, and complex commercial litigation. Catherine has represented individuals and companies before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Serious Fraud Office of the United Kingdom, and other regulatory agencies. Catherine’s clients include a range of financial institutions and companies in the insurance, manufacturing, construction, pharmaceutical, and media industries.


  • “Increased Use of Big Data in SEC Investigations,” The Journal of Securities and Commodities Regulation (June 2017)

Catherine has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Represented a foreign bank under a consent order with DFS on remediation of sanctions, AML and transaction monitoring issues.

  • Represented social media company and its officers and directors in multidistrict securities litigation filed in connection with its initial public offerings.

  • Represented clearing firm in SEC investigation related to regulatory compliance.

  • Represented major multinational companies in global FCPA investigations.

  • Represented a global financial institution in SEC and FINRA investigations into valuation practices for certain bonds which was closed without any action against the client or any employees.



University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2014 New York University, B.A., 2009

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 2017 New York, 2015