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Catherine is a senior paralegal in the Life Sciences and Health Industry Group. Before coming to Reed Smith in 2018, she worked for another large D.C. law firm on several high-profile cases, including the Time Warner-AT&T merger and Wells Fargo Bank at a recent congressional hearing. Prior to that, Catherine was recruited by a law firm in Bermuda that represents a large financial banking institution to work on the Bernard L. Madoff Securities Ponzi scheme involving many of his offshore investments. She also has experience with several corporate matters, including Catalina Holdings Ltd. and the Cargill Companies from her tenure in Bermuda.


  • The George Washington University, 2010, Master of Professional Studies, Paralegal Studies
  • University of Maryland University College, 2005, Bachelor of Science, Legal Studies/Minor Criminal Justice
  • University of Maryland University College, 1986, Paralegal Certificate

  • Institute of Paralegals United Kingdom – Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals (F.Inst.Pa)


  • Maryland notary
  • Washington, D.C. notary


  • New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Certified Fraud Examination Training Course
  • Institute of Paralegals United Kingdom, Professional Paralegal Register – Paralegal Practicing Certificate