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Kathleen Peters

Kathleen “Kat” Peters is a U.S. lawyer with a wide-range of experience in U.S. and international law.  Her practice has focused on governance, ethics and compliance matters; anti-fraud and corruption efforts; audit regulation; and personnel and employment matters.  She currently works with the World Bank assisting foreign governments in conducting their national money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessments.  Previously, she served as Senior Counsel in the World Bank’s Internal Justice System, which addresses internal claims against the Bank; as Acting Secretary of the World Bank’s Sanctions Board, which adjudicates allegations of fraud, corruption and collusion in Bank-financed projects; and in the Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency, providing legal advice to multiple geographic regions on operational and litigation matters.  Before joining the World Bank, Kat served as Associate General Counsel at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and as an attorney at The Washington Post.  She began her legal career as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP.  Kat received her B.A. and J.D. from Harvard University.

Kat is committed to community service, and has a particular interest in strategic planning and philanthropic development work.  She first began development and fundraising efforts while working through college at the Harvard University Development Office.  She has continued development work as a member of the her high school’s Alumnae Board, twice Co-Chairing the Board’s principle annual fundraiser.  More recently, Kat served as a member of the Governing Board of Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, where she was Co-Chair of the school’s Strategic Planning Implementation and Advancement Committees.  

Kat and her husband, Whit Peters, live in Washington, DC, with their two children.