Kathryn Marie Throo


Kathryn Marie Throo


Kate Throo is driven by helping her clients with creative arguments and solutions in a broad range of complex commercial litigation, investigation, and regulatory enforcement matters. Clients turn to Kate for her exceptional ability to identify efficient solutions in large-scale investigations, explore new ideas, and for her people-oriented approach to response management.

Kate’s practice is focused on representing companies, accounting firms, financial institutions, and individuals in connection with investigations and proceedings by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Her leadership skills and keen judgment provide a unique value proposition. She thrives in leveraging resources to maximize efficiencies and cultivating practical strategies to accomplish her clients’ goals. Kate’s ability to forge relationships across the table, whether with regulators, opposing counsel, or other key stakeholders, allows her to resolve investigations and litigations adeptly.

Kate has extensive experience with representation of accounting firms and their partners in enforcement proceedings before the SEC and PCAOB, defense of major financial institutions in investor lawsuits and trustee litigation, and internal and government investigations. She also has diverse experience with complex commercial litigation in federal and state court. In addition, Kate devotes a considerable amount of time to various pro bono efforts, including aiding juvenile immigrants and asylum applicants.

Prior to joining Foley, Kate served as a law clerk to The Honorable Susan C. Bucklew and to The Honorable James S. Moody, Jr., both of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa, Florida. She also worked as a litigation associate with Mayer Brown LLP in New York, NY, where her practice concentrated on securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, and white collar matters.

Kate is a member of the Securities Enforcement & Litigation and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. She also serves as Foley’s Women’s Network coordinator for the New York office.

01 February 2023 Press Releases

Foley Elects 23 New Partners

Foley & Lardner LLP is proud to announce the election of 23 lawyers to its partnership, effective February 1, 2023.
23 May 2022 Foley Funds Legal Focus

The Fifth Circuit Strikes a Blow to the Constitutionality of SEC Administrative Proceedings

On Wednesday, in a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in Jarkesy v. SEC that proceedings before an SEC administrative law judge were unconstitutional.
17 December 2021 Newsletters

SEC Issues Proposed 10b5-1 Trading Plan Amendments

On December 15, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which provides a safe harbor and affirmative defense from insider trading for corporate officers and directors that trade securities pursuant to a stock trading plan under the Rule.
11 June 2021

Gensler Identifies Insider Trading Plans and Equity Trading Rules as Areas of SEC Focus

SEC Chair Gary Gensler identified Rule 10b5-1 stock trading plans and equity trading rules as fresh areas of regulatory focus for the SEC.
09 January 2019

Retail Investment Advisers Beware – The SEC Is Watching

Two years after the demise of Operation Broken Gate, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is an agency of limited resources with a seeming laser focus both on protecting Main Street investors from fraudulent acts and the hot topics of the day (e.g., ICOs and cybersecurity).