Katherine Anthony is a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of its Securities Litigation + White Collar Defense Group. She focuses her practice on general commercial litigation, securities litigation, and internal and government investigations. She joined Goodwin in 2012.




Ms. Anthony’s business litigation matters reflect a wide range of commercial issues, including general contract and fraud disputes, consumer protection issues, and labor and employment matters related to proper employee and independent contractor classification and compliance with federal and state wage laws.

Ms. Anthony has experience handling securities and shareholder litigation involving allegations of insider trading, misleading disclosures, insufficient deal consideration, self-dealing and breach of fiduciary duty. She also has experience with statutory appraisal actions. She has represented clients in connection with internal corporate investigations, as well as inquiries and regulatory proceedings initiated by FINRA and the SEC.

Ms. Anthony also devotes significant time to pro bono work, including serving as general counsel and secretary for one of the firm’s nonprofit clients.

Her recent experience includes:

  • Assisted in securing dismissal with prejudice of securities class action under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 against clinical stage company focused on developing non-statin LDL-C lowering therapies and its CEO.
  • Won a favorable appraisal award following a week-long trial in Delaware Chancery Court for a $4 billion venture capital firm; the award is among the highest issued by the Chancery Court in the last decade.
  • Secured dismissal of twenty-year-old first-degree murder charge against a firm pro bono client whose prior conviction was vacated upon discovery of new DNA evidence. Following dismissal of criminal charges, obtained $1.55 million settlement from the State of Vermont in connection with the flawed 1994-95 murder investigation.
Professional Experience

During law school, Ms. Anthony interned with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Quincy, Massachusetts and the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Anthony was awarded the James S. Bidlake Memorial Award for Superior Achievement in Legal Analysis, Research & Writing. In addition, she served as senior executive editor for the Duke Forum for Law and Social Change and as an articles editor for the journal, Law and Contemporary Problems.

Prior to law school, Ms. Anthony worked as a paralegal in a business immigration law firm.

In 2016, Ms. Anthony served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In that capacity, she handled a large caseload consisting of various felony and misdemeanor crimes, prosecuted a dozen jury trials, and argued numerous dispositive and evidentiary motions.

She devotes significant time to pro bono work, especially related to criminal defense. In addition, Ms. Anthony serves as general counsel and secretary for one of the firm’s nonprofit clients.

Professional Activities

Ms. Anthony is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the American Bar Association.





J.D., 2012
Duke University School of Law
(cum laude)
B.M., 2007
Ithaca College
(summa cum laude)





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