Hon. Katherine B. Forrest (ret.)

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Kathrine is a partner in the Paul Weiss Litigation Department, chair of the Digital Technology Group and a member of the Antitrust Practice Group. She previously served for seven years as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York and prior to that as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. A veteran trial attorney, Katherine regularly handles complex commercial and antitrust litigation, sensitive investigations, intellectual property matters, and high technology advisory and litigation matters in the areas of artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and blockchain. Katherine is widely considered among the nation’s foremost advisors on legal issues relating to technology, including artificial intelligence, big data, the digital environment, and high-speed trading and content distribution. A veteran trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience, she has led complex, high-stakes litigation spanning antitrust, copyright, patent, and media law, and regulatory and litigation matters at the intersection of technology and the law, including in relation to artificial intelligence, Web3, and digital assets. She has led numerous sensitive, high-profile investigations involving the DOJ, FTC, and other U.S. and foreign regulators. Katherine is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABA), a member of the ABA Taskforce on Law and Artificial Intelligence, co-chair of the New Jersey Court Systems AI Initiative, a Governor of the New York Academy of Sciences, and serves on the board of trustees of Choate Rosemary Hall, a boarding school.