Catherine McBride is a contentious regulatory partner in the Litigation & Trial Department in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins. She is also a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice and the Financial Institutions Group. Ms. McBride’s practice focuses on handling contentious matters, including regulatory proceedings, regulatory and criminal investigations, and civil litigation claims across Asia.
Ms. McBride has handled a wide range of matters before a full spectrum of regulatory and law enforcement authorities, including the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission (SFC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). She has substantial experience handling matters in Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
Prior to joining Latham, Ms. McBride was Head of Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement for North Asia-Pacific at Deutsche Bank, based in Hong Kong. Her work focused on the management of various contentious matters, including both civil claims and regulatory and internal investigations.
Ms. McBride has also held senior roles in the in-house legal teams at KPMG and Ernst & Young, in China and the UK respectively, where she gained significant experience handling complex commercial, regulatory, and litigation matters. In addition, she has 10 years of experience in the litigation team at a Magic Circle law firm, where she was located in London, Paris, and Hong Kong and advised on a wide variety of litigation and contentious cross-border matters.