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Cathryn is a litigation associate in the Global Commercial Disputes Group at Reed Smith’s Philadelphia office. Her practice currently involves a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including products liability, False Claims Act litigation, and mass torts.  Cathryn has experience participating in various phases of pretrial practice, including drafting pleadings, discovery requests and responses, and dispositive motions.

While in law school, Cathryn served as an intern in the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Criminal Division, and in the Third Circuit’s Appellate Mediation Program.  Prior to law school, Cathryn served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Gary R. Brown in the Eastern District of New York, and for the Honorable Judge Charles Dow in the Waterville, Maine District Court.


  • Villanova University School of Law, 2019, J.D., cum laude
  • Colby College, 2016, B.A.

  • Pennsylvania

  • Spanish