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Catherine Berryman

Senior Counsel

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2004

Wesleyan University, B.A., Art History, 1997

Syracuse University, Fall 1995

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Hampshire

Profile

Catherine Berryman practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, employment law and education law. A highly skilled investigator, Catherine often is consulted as an independent Title IX investigator for educational institutions on issues related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, or intimate partner violence. Catherine has conducted more than 30 investigations for educational institutions.  She also has represented institutions in civil rights litigation and contract claims matters.

She has represented corporations in matters related to wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and sexual discrimination.

After beginning her legal career as a public defender in the New Hampshire Public Defender’s office, Catherine served as a public defender in the Defender Association of Philadelphia for nearly a decade. As a public defender, she tried more than 100 bench trials and 20 jury trials. She regularly represented clients in high-publicity, complex criminal cases.

In addition to her extensive Title IX experience, Catherine has a deep understanding of commercial litigation and criminal law. Catherine is an objective advocate for her clients. She brings an empathy and astute understanding of issues with her to each case.

In addition to her law practice, Catherine has taught trial advocacy at the Widener University Delaware School of Law. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a law degree from University of Minnesota Law School.

Professional Affiliations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association

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