Katherine J. Fick
Katherine is Associate General Counsel at IBM, where she leads the legal team that supports IBM’s Security business unit. Her work ranges from counseling ethical hackers and incident response teams to supporting M&A deals to working with cross-functional stakeholders on data privacy and security issues. She was 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 while an associate at Foley Hoag. 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 past 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 assist Ukrainian refugees in Moldova; 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. She is a graduate of Calvin College and the University of Chicago Law School.