Kathy Lynne Rose was Counsel and Global Director at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, having started her legal career at Simpson as a Corporate and Banking Associate. With more than 25 years of experience practicing in the areas of transnational banking, capital markets, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and bank regulation, Rose managed the firm’s client intake and management conflicts assessment process, lateral attorney policies, and insider trading and restricted list policies. She consults on ethics issues and regularly teaches continuing legal education ethics seminars.
Rose has been a member of the New York City Bar committee on Professional Responsibility, and the New York City Bar Ethics committee. She co-chaired a joint subcommittee of Professional Responsibility and Ethics tasked with reviewing and updating the City Bar White Paper on Advertising in light of developments in social media. She has previously chaired a subcommittee of Professional Responsibility that commented on the COSAC amendments and restructuring of the New York Code of Professional Responsibility, which were adopted in 2009 as the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. Rose is a former member of the New York City Bar Association’s Banking committee and the eastern European affairs committee. She was formerly General Counsel for the U.S. operations of Creditanstalt-Bankverein and Bank Austria Creditanstalt and assisted in the preparation of the merger documentation with HypoVereinsbank.
Rose earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a member of the Journal of Transnational Law and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brandeis University, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and she studied at University of Bristol, England. She received an interdisciplinary degree from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law and graduated with honors.