Alumni Update: Katie Lachter '00

I have very happy memories of my time as a Dartmouth student, and a govy (do the students still call it that??) major in particular.

I graduated in 2000 and went on to study law at Harvard Law School, and am now a legal ethicist.  I am an attorney at a large law firm, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, with a national practice in legal ethics and professional responsibility.  My practice involves representing lawyers in disciplinary proceedings and litigating matters relating to professional responsibility, such as attorney-client privilege or sanctions.

I am also on the adjunct faculty at Columbia Law School, where I teach the required professional responsibility course, and I frequently lecture for bar associations on matters of legal ethics. I publish regularly as well, and recently co-authored a chapter on civility as a strategic tool in a book published by the ABA, "Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer."

I love my career and truly believe it has its roots in my wonderful education at Dartmouth.