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Catherine is an associate in Reed Smith’s Global Commercial Disputes Group, concentrating her practice in the area of aviation product liability litigation.  She defends aircraft manufacturers, aviation component manufacturers, and airlines in complex litigation throughout the United States. Catherine also has experience defending contractors in construction defect and personal injury cases.  Catherine has experience in all aspects of pre-trial litigation including drafting pleadings, coordinating and conducting discovery, drafting complex motions, taking fact witness depositions, working with experts, and preparing comprehensive mediation briefs.  


  • 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