Katherine Swan
  1. Counsel

Ms. Swan is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, practicing in Washington, DC. She represents companies, financial institutions and individuals in civil and criminal matters, including investigations of alleged violations of the FCPA, fraud, and other financial crimes. She has represented clients in connection with internal investigations, as well as investigations by various governmental authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve. Ms. Swan also advises clients on anti-corruption compliance, including in connection with corporate transactions. 

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York


  • B.A., English, College of William & Mary, 2005
    • cum laude
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008
    • magna cum laude

Professional History

  • Counsel, 2018-present
  • Associate, 2008-2018