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Catherine is a senior associate in Reed Smith’s Transportation Industry Group, concentrating her practice in the area of aviation product liability and commercial litigation.  She defends aircraft manufacturers, aviation component manufacturers, and airlines in complex litigation throughout the United States. Catherine has experience in all aspects of pre-trial litigation including drafting and arguing dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, coordinating and conducting discovery, working with experts, and preparing mediation briefs and mock trial presentations.


  • Rutgers School of Law, 2014, J.D., cum laude
  • Rutgers University, 2010, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey

  • Honorable Paul A. Kapalko, Superior Court - New Jersey