Katherine Rocco is an antitrust and competition partner in Kirkland’s New York office. Kate’s practice includes antitrust litigation, merger clearance and cartel investigations. Kate has managed complex litigations through trial and appeal and secured regulatory clearances for multi-billion dollar, cross-border transactions. Kate has been recognized as an antitrust “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2014–2019, as well as a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 U.S. in 2017–2020 for her antitrust work in merger control, and in 2017 for her antitrust work in the areas of cartels and civil litigation.


Thought Leadership

Press Mentions

“3 Firms Assemble $6B Deal For External America,” Law360, 2021


Speaker, Pleading an Antitrust Case: How Much is Enough?, FJC/ABA Antitrust Judicial Law and Economics Institute for Judges (2017)

Speaker, Prepping an Economic Expert for Trial, Fordham Competition Law Institute, Economics Workshop (2016)


Recognized in Global Competition Review’s GCR 100 (New York), 2021

Fulbright Scholarship, 2005–2006

Memberships & Affiliations

Member of the Board, The Legal Aid Society’s New Leadership Program

Civil Rights Committee, The New York City Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010New York


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2009

    Editor, Fordham Law Review

    Order of the Coif

    Wilkinson Scholar

  • The George Washington UniversityB.A., Economics & International Affairsmagna cum laude2005

    Presidential Scholar

    University Honors Program