Kate McMahon

Sr. Director, Women's Project

Kate McMahon is the Sr. Director of The Women’s Project. Kate provides leadership for the programs and services of Wildcat for specialized populations impacted by the criminal legal system. She is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Boston College.

Kate is known to be a committed reformer and problem-solver with signficant experience in criminal justice, including jail oversight, prisoner’s rights, and capital punishment. She has focused her career on developing legal and operational strategies to effect systemic change.

Most recently, Kate served as Deputy General Counsel for the New York City Board of Corrections and head of the Prison Death Review program.

Prior to this work, Kate was an adjunct professor at the Brooklyn Law School and served as Senior Counsel in the New York City Law Department.

Kate has also done pro bono work for the Vera Institute of Justice Center on Sentencing and Corrections and she founded and co-directed the Penn Law Prisoners’ Legal Education Clinic.