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Catherine Carlisle

Catherine CarlisleOf Counsel213.626.2906Bio PDF


Catherine (Cathy) Carlisle is Of Counsel in Meyers Nave’s Trial and Litigation Practice, representing major international and domestic corporations as well as public entities in high-stakes civil litigation and enforcement matters.

Cathy has extensive experience defending complex litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country involving a variety of issues, including contract disputes, business torts, consumer protection, products liability, toxic torts, securities, antitrust, intellectual property, and constitutional questions. She frequently represents clients in high-profile class actions and multidistrict disputes, handles sensitive internal investigations as well as complex government investigations and enforcement matters, and counsels clients on regulatory compliance and risk management issues.

Cathy often serves as lead counsel and works closely with clients to develop effective case management strategies from the inception of the litigation process through trial and appeals. She is well-versed in all stages of litigation, including motion practice, discovery, appellate litigation, and trial preparation, as well as in taking and defending depositions, presenting oral arguments, conducting negotiations, and representing clients in mediations and settlement discussions.

Outside of her law practice, Cathy is an active member of the California Lawyers Association, serving as Vice-Chair of the International Law Section. She previously served as Editor in Chief for The California International Law Journal. Cathy has also taught courses on pretrial advocacy, advanced litigation writing, and depositions at Los Angeles area law schools.

Prior to joining Meyers Nave, Cathy was an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Washington, DC, and Dechert LLP in Los Angeles. She represented clients in a variety of matters, including complex commercial litigation, enforcement actions, and international arbitration.

Cathy is a member of the bars of California, New York, and the District of Columbia. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Second Circuits, and the following U.S. District Courts: the Central District of California, Southern District of California, Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, Southern District of New York, and Western District of New York.

Cathy received her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 2009, with a concentration in international law. While in law school, she served as the Membership & Comment Editor for the Journal of International Human Rights.


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