Katherine S. Driscoll

Board Counsel to Board Member Duane M. DesParte

Board Staff

Katherine S. Driscoll is Board Counsel to Board Member Duane M. DesParte and advises him on all matters that come before the board.

Ms. Driscoll joined the PCAOB in 2018 as Counsel to former Board Member James G. Kaiser and, following his departure, she became a Senior Associate General Counsel in the PCAOB’s Office of General Counsel. Ms. Driscoll joined Board Member DesParte’s office in 2021 when he was serving as the acting Board Chairperson.

From 2008 to 2018, Ms. Driscoll served in a number of capacities at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, including as Associate Chief Counsel in the Division of Swap Dealer & Intermediary Oversight (now Market Participants Division), as Counsel to the CFTC Chair, advising him on key CFTC matters, and as a senior trial attorney in the Division of Enforcement.

Before joining the CFTC, Ms. Driscoll practiced commercial litigation at Milbank LLP and Seward & Kissel LLP. She received a B.A. from Hamilton College and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.