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Katherine Fick

Katherine Fick

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Katherine is Senior Counsel at IBM, where she provides legal advice to the IBM Security business unit. Her work ranges from deal negotiations to counseling ethical hackers and incident response teams to working with cross-functional stakeholders on data privacy and security issues. She is among the founding members of the BBA’s Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Digital Law Section, and served as a member of the BBA’s Public Interest Leadership Program. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Boston College Law School, where she co-teaches a course on cybersecurity law and policy. Katherine is the board chair of ShelterBox USA, an international disaster relief agency, and volunteers as a Response Team Member with the organization, a role that has allowed her to negotiate an MOU with the Peruvian equivalent of FEMA; collaborate with Habitat for Humanity in responding to the hurricanes in the Dominican Republic; and assist with additional disaster responses in Malawi, Paraguay, and Argentina. Katherine is a graduate of Calvin College and the University of Chicago Law School.