FHI 360 welcomes new General Counsel M. Katherine Stroker
FHI 360 is pleased to announce the appointment of M. Katherine Stroker to the role of General Counsel, effective January 1, 2020. Ms. Stroker has more than 20 years of public-sector and private-sector experience, including with three U.S. foreign affairs agencies. She recently served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Peace Corps, where she managed teams of senior officials, including the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer and the heads of policy, health services, recruitment, security and global operations. Ms. Stroker previously served as the Peace Corps Acting General Counsel, with responsibility for all legal matters affecting the agency.
Prior to the Peace Corps, Ms. Stroker was Deputy Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she managed legal risk, foreign litigation and matters of diplomatic immunities and conflict of interest. Ms. Stroker has also worked as an Attorney-Adviser for the U.S. Department of State.
“I am honored to be joining FHI 360 and its dynamic team of professionals,” Ms. Stroker said. “The organization’s mission, expertise and track record of success are truly inspiring.”
Before joining the government, Ms. Stroker was a senior associate at the international law firm Dechert LLP, where her work included representing clients against allegations of criminal and civil misconduct. She served as law clerk for the Honorable Michael M. Baylson in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Pennsylvania. Ms. Stroker began her legal career at Arnold and Porter LLP in Washington, DC.
“We couldn’t be more delighted to have Ms. Stroker join FHI 360’s leadership team,” said Patrick Fine, FHI 360’s Chief Executive Officer. “Her commitment to human development, legal expertise that spans both the public and private sector, and extensive global experience make her perfectly suited to help us confront increasingly complex human development challenges.”
Ms. Stroker is an active member of the District of Columbia bar. She has an undergraduate degree in political science from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin and speaks French and Spanish.
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