Katherine M. Chaves

Katherine M. Chaves



Katherine focuses her practice on advising boards of directors and management in connection with government and internal corporate investigations, corporate governance issues, regulatory compliance and related civil litigation in connection with a range of matters.
Katherine also handles a wide variety of general litigation, arbitration and appellate matters, including securities, class actions, commercial/contract and complex matters involving alleged director and shareholder fiduciary duty violations.

Education & Admissions

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2016)

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business (M.B.A., 2016)

Northwestern University (B.A., 2009)


  • New York
  • Minnesota


Representative Experience

  • Non-public internal investigations related to accounting fraud, workplace misconduct and anti-money laundering accusations.*
  • Representation of an electric vehicle and clean energy company’s CEO and current and former members of the Board of Directors in litigation matters concerning the CEO’s compensation package.*
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in its expedited appeal to the Third Circuit from a preliminary injunction in litigation brought by a competitor concerning the pharmaceutical company’s marketing of its product.*
  • Representation of a global chemical company in an ICC arbitration hearing relating to energy contract disputes.*

*Representations occurred prior to joining Dorsey

Industries & Practices

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Anti-Corruption Group
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, Volunteer
  • Adams Street Foundation of the Urban Assembly School for Law & Justice, Junior Board Co-Chair
  • Biden Harris Transition Team, Volunteer
Katherine M. Chaves