Katherine M. Choo

Chief Investigative & Anti-Corruption Counsel
General Electric Company
KATY CHOO is Chief Investigative & Anti-Corruption Counsel at GE, specializing in government and internal investigations in complex criminal and regulatory matters, compliance initiatives of the Company, and preventive law.  She also serves as primary compliance counsel to GE’s mergers and acquisitions transactions team and to the Company’s global security organization.  Ms. Choo also has primary responsibility for counseling GE’s businesses with respect to anti corruption efforts globally relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti bribery laws.  She also is a member of GE’s Policy Compliance Review Board (PCRB), which oversees the Company’s strategic imperatives with respect to compliance.  During her tenure at GE, Ms. Choo has been the recipient of numerous management awards. Ms. Choo joined GE in 2003 after serving as a supervisory assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she was a chief of the general crimes unit and a deputy chief in the criminal division.  As a federal prosecutor, she specialized in prosecutions of white-collar offenses and twice was a recipient of the U.S. Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance and a recipient of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Group Achievement Award.  During her tenure in government, Ms. Choo tried numerous federal criminal trials to verdict and argued numerous appeals in the Second Circuit.  Prior to her work as a federal prosecutor, she worked as an associate specializing in complex civil litigation at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Ms. Choo is a graduate of Wellesley College (Durant Scholar Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Columbia School of Law (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).