Cathy Kaplan

  • Lecturer in Law

Cathy M Kaplan is a retired partner at Sidley Austin LLP New York in the Global Finance Group. While at Sidley Cathy focused her practice on a wide range of structured finance products and art related matters. Cathy served on the firm Executive Committee and as head of the Global Finance Group. Cathy continues to help curate the extensive art collection in Sidley’s New York office.

Cathy currently consults and represents collectors, artists, galleries and art institutions in art related matters. She is Chair of the Board of Aperture Foundation and Co-Chair of the Photography Committee for the Whitney Museum. She is also on the Governing Board of the Yale University Art Gallery and chairs the Board’s nominating committee. Cathy chairs the Board of Visitors at Columbia Law School. She served for eight years on the Board of Her Justice and now serves on its Senior Advisory board and also serves on the Board of the Bronx Council on the Arts.

In 2022 Cathy was honored by the New York Law Journal with the Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her accomplishments and impact on the legal community.

Cathy earned her J.D. from Columbia University and her B.A. from Yale University.