Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
International Monetary Fund, United States
Katharine Christopherson is Assistant General Counsel at the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She heads the division in charge of providing legal advice to the IMF’s governing bodies and its member countries on areas pertaining to the IMF’s country operations and general policy development and implementation. She has taught courses on the IMF’s legal and policy framework and made various presentations on the same matters at international conferences and seminars.
A national of Peru, Katharine received her preparatory education in Lima. She joined the IMF’s Legal Department in 2000 after eight years of teaching Corporate and Fiscal Law in Universidad de Lima and working in private legal practice in Peru. She obtained a Juris Doctor from Universidad de Lima (1992) and a Masters Degree (LLM) from Yale Law School (2000).