Kate Lauer


Kate Lauer is a lawyer and a former policy advisory consultant to CGAP. With more than 25 years of experience in international finance and microfinance, she works on identifying and developing solutions to the regulatory and policy barriers to financial inclusion, both at the national and global levels. Globally, Kate works with global standard-setting bodies on regulation and supervision of institutions engaged in financial inclusion, including the Basel Consultative Group’s Financial Inclusion Workstream.

Kate began her career at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, & Hamilton and then served as in-house counsel for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Later she served as vice president and assistant general counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Kate has a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a bachelor's degree in economics from Dartmouth College. She is proficient in French and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and Hebrew.