Catherine M. Brinkley

Catherine M. Brinkley



  • George Washington University Law School, 2013, J.D., with honors, Thurgood Marshall Scholar, ABA/BNA Award for Excellence, Federal Circuit Bar Journal
  • George Washington University, B.S., magna cum laude

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Catherine is an associate in the Life Sciences Health Industry Group. She has a health law and policy background, with experience serving on Capitol Hill and working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Catherine most recently served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Legislative Assistant & Health Policy Fellow to Congresswoman Doris Matsui, and was previously an Assistant Attorney General in the D.C. Office of the Attorney General.

Employment History

  • 2016 - Reed Smith
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Legal Counsel Division
  • D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings
  • AARP Foundation Litigation, Health Litigation Department
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section