Catherine focuses her practice on risk management and insurance coverage law, advising policyholders on a variety of coverage issues.
She has a broad range of experience with coverage matters involving construction defects, builders risk, Owner/Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs, commercial general liability, excess and umbrella, commercial property, cyber security, representations and warranties, directors and officers, and employment practices insurance.
In her risk management practice, Catherine assists clients in evaluating potential causes of loss, recommending and implementing preventive measures, and devising plans to minimize costs and maximize insurance coverage. Catherine holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) certification, nationally recognized credentials reflecting her comprehensive grasp of the risk management process and proficiency in providing knowledgeable advice and practical strategies for evaluating any organization's exposures to accidental and business losses.
In addition, Catherine advises clients regarding truth in advertising and consumer fraud law, unfair trade practices and antitrust issues, and assists companies involved in government investigations. She also has experience with employment law and commercial litigation, including employee benefits (ERISA) litigation and the defense of employment discrimination claims.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Catherine worked with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C. focusing on antitrust, unfair trade practices and consumer protection laws. Catherine also was a regulatory analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she worked on Clean Water Act, Ocean Dumping Act, and land use issues.
Catherine completed a federal judicial clerkship in the Southern District of Florida for United States District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp in 1996.