Katherine B. Forrest is a former U.S. District judge for the Southern District of New York and former deputy assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, whose litigation practice as a partner at Cravath has a significant focus on high tech issues, including those related to artificial intelligence, the digital environment, and big data. She regularly speaks, writes and advises clients on the intersection between law and technology. Ms. Forrest is the author of “When Machines Can Be Judge, Jury and Executioner: Justice in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” a book published by The World Scientific Publishing Company in 2021, and is a regular technology columnist for the New York Law Journal. Her article “The Holographic Judge” was the recipient of The Burton Awards’ 2020 “Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award.” Ms. Forrest recently authored a chapter on emerging issues in copyright law and artificial intelligence in The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines and has presented multiple times to the New York State Judicial Institute relating to Artificial Intelligence. She is an adjunct professor of Law at NYU Law School co-teaching a course on Quantitative Methods and the Law. During her tenure on the bench, Ms. Forrest presided over a diverse range of matters, including several thousand criminal and civil cases and over 100 trials, and authored more than 1,000 opinions. She has significant experience in complex litigation (including in the areas of antitrust, pharmaceutical, financial services, toxic tort, intellectual property, and significant employment matters), as well as criminal matters and investigations. Ms. Forrest has been recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous professional publications, including The American Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, Global Competition Review, IP Law & Business, Law360, Lawdragon and The Legal 500 US. Ms. Forrest received a B.A. with honors from Wesleyan University in 1986, and a J.D. from NYU School of Law in 1990.