Hon. Katherine B. Forrest (ret.)

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Katherine Forrest is a litigation partner at Paul Weiss, co-chair of the Digital Technology Group, and a member of the Antitrust Practice Group. She previously served as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York and as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. A veteran trial attorney, Katherine regularly handles sensitive high technology investigations and litigation, and advises clients in the areas of artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, blockchain, and intellectual property matters. She has authored two books, “When Machines Can be Judge, Jury and Executioner: Justice in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” and “Is Justice Real When ‘Reality’ is Not: The Construction of Ethical Systems in Virtual Worlds,” and is a regular technology columnist for the New York Law Journal. In 2023, Katherine was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer in IP and Antitrust law, and in 2022 was named Best Lawyers’ New York City “Lawyer of the Year” for Antitrust law.