Kathleen Warwick ’63 was a longtime federal securities law expert and the first woman to be appointed regional administrator of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Manhattan. She passed away on September 26, 2010, at the age
Born in Philadelphia, Warwick received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College. Following law school, Warwick embarked on a career in securities law, which, at the time, placed her among a relatively small group of women who specialized in that field. She worked as an attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and as securities counsel with Mobil Oil Corporation. She became the first woman appointed to serve as regional administrator for the SEC’s New York City office in 1987.
Despite a demanding legal career, Warwick remained actively involved in several organizations. She chaired numerous committees of the American Bar Association and proudly supported both the New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Warwick is survived by her cousins, Dr. Ralph Jessar and Dr. Barry S. Savits.