Catherine L. Redlich of Driscoll & Redlich Attorneys At Law

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  • J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School
    • Articles Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
    • Public Interest Fellowship
  • B.A. with Highest Distinction, University of Michigan
  • M.A., University of Michigan



  • The Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1982-1984


Bar Admissions:

  • New York State
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Tax Court


Memberships, Boards and Committee Service:

  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers
    • Board of Directors
    • Chairman, Membership Committee
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Criminal Law and Litigation Committees
  • American Bar Association
    • Criminal Justice and Litigation Sections
  • Federal Bar Council

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Catherine L. Redlich

Catherine Redlich has been a white-collar criminal defense attorney for over twenty-five years, specializing in securities matters, tax and accounting fraud, public corruption, criminal antitrust, sentencing litigation, and regulatory proceedings. She has consistently been recognized by Super Lawyers as among the best white-collar defense attorneys in New York, and is named as well in the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers recognizing the top criminal and civil litigation attorneys nationally. Ms. Redlich has also been named in the 2012 Edition of The New York Area's Best Lawyers.

Cathy received her law degree cum laude from the Harvard Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and was awarded a Public Interest Fellowship. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees, with Honors, from the University of Michigan, and worked for a number of years as an editor and writer. Ms. Redlich served as law clerk to the Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Redlich's interest in white-collar criminal defense developed during her federal clerkship in Manhattan, the venue for many high-profile business prosecutions. She joined a prominent white-collar defense firm in New York following her judicial clerkship, and became its first woman partner. In 1994, she and Peter Driscoll made the decision to establish their own firm, with the intention of creating and maintaining a small, high-quality practice that would enable the firm's partners to handle client matters personally rather than routinely delegating to junior partners and associates.

Ms. Redlich frequently represents principals, senior executives, and employees of investment banking firms, brokerage firms, and hedge funds in state and federal securities prosecutions, as well as in civil enforcement matters and internal corporate investigations. Her clients also regularly include attorneys, physicians, accountants, business owners and other professionals in investigations of offenses ranging from bankruptcy fraud to tax and immigration crimes to antitrust violations.

Recent matters include representation of the portfolio manager of a billion-dollar hedge fund in SEC and Department of Justice investigations of the fund's failure following a decline in the subprime mortgage market; head of the auction rate securities desk at a major financial firm in a S.E.C. investigation into the unprecedented failure of the ARS market; an attorney in a federal investigation of campaign finance violations; a Big Four accounting firm auditor called to testify before the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board; the Treasurer of a global investment firm in SEC and FCIC investigations of the firm's collapse; and an attorney indicted for insider trading as part of the federal investigation of the Galleon Group. Ms. Redlich is frequently called on by corporate counsel to represent officers, directors and employees individually in criminal and regulatory investigations. Clients have included former and current employees of Bear Stearns, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, KPMG, UBS, McKinsey & Company, McGladrey & Pullen, and Columbia University, among others.

Ms. Redlich is an active member of several bar associations and often participates as a panelist or speaker on criminal law topics. She has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the premier white-collar defense organization in New York, and currently is Chairman of its Membership Committee. She is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she has served on the Criminal Law and Litigation Committees; and the American Bar Association, sections on Criminal Justice and Litigation. Her written and oral presentations include:

Author and Panelist: "The ABC's of Federal Criminal Litigation: Exploring Dispositions," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Center for Continuing Legal Education

Author: "Representation Prior to a Criminal Tax Investigation," American Bar Association, Center for Continuing Legal Education

Author: "Prosecutors Wield Powerful Weapon of Civil Forfeiture," New York Law Journal

Panelist: "The New Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Overhauled and Unveiled," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Center for Continuing Legal Education

Speaker: "Careers in Criminal Law," The Harvard Law School

Moderator: "Counseling the Client Facing Prison," The New York Council of Defense Lawyers and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Center for Continuing Legal Education

Ms. Redlich is active outside of the legal community in many civic and philanthropic activities. She currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Committee at the University of Michigan, the English Department Advisory Council, and the Leadership Board of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program there. She is an Associate Director of the Ridgewood Public Library Foundation, and a Trustee of a private charitable foundation focused on educational reform, foster-care initiatives, and the welfare of children.

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