A member of the Firm’s Partnership Advancement Committee and a senior trial lawyer, Catherine is an experienced litigator who represents corporations in high level, employment-related litigation in both state and federal courts nationwide. She regularly advises Fortune 500 companies, family-owned businesses, universities and nonprofit organizations about practical strategies for navigating complex employment and discrimination issues.
As Regional Practice Leader for the Pennsylvania and Delaware contingent of Fox Rothschild’s Labor and Employment Department, Catherine has extensive experience in a full range of employment matters, including discrimination and wrongful termination suits, restrictive covenant litigation, wage and hour compliance, and counseling and litigation avoidance. For many years, she has been named a “Super Lawyer” or “Rising Star” by Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine, and was also recognized as a “2010 Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer.
Catherine has tried and arbitrated complex employment litigation matters, including injunctions. Recent cases that Catherine has handled successfully include:
- Representation of Fortune 1,000 health care management corporation in a disability discrimination suit in federal court
- Representation of Fortune 100 global security and aerospace corporation in a race discrimination suit in federal court
- Representation of Fortune 100 banking corporation in an age discrimination and retaliation suit in federal court
- Representation of neonatology practice in a race discrimination suit in state court
- Representation of a national health care company in a negligence suit in federal court
- Representation of global rental car company in a race discrimination suit in federal court
Catherine serves as a Trustee of the Women’s Law Project and is the organization’s Immediate Past Chair. She also is a member of the Board of Directors of Women’s Way and the Corporate Sponsors Board of The Mann Center. Catherine is a member of the firm’s Partnership Advancement Committee and Diversity Committee, as well as Co-Chair of the Connectivity Subcommittee of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. She is a former Hiring Partner of the firm and a former Chair of its Recruitment Committee.
As an avid author and speaker, Catherine lectures regularly to attorneys, human resource professionals and executives on disability and accommodation issues, managing leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act and responding to harassment complaints. She is an author of the firm’s Tech in the Workplace blog, which examines the growing intersection of employment law and technology, and reports on new technological advances and what they mean for corporations as they manage their employees.
At the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Catherine received the Herman Lazarus Prize for Labor and Employment Law and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Comparative Labor Law Journal.
Honors & Awards
- Included in “Super Lawyers Business Edition” in the area of Employment and Labor Law (2013 through 2016)
- Selected as a 2010 "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly
- Included in the list of "Pennsylvania Rising Stars" by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2005, 2011)