Catherine Kevane focuses her practice on defending issuers, officers, directors, underwriters and venture capital firms in shareholder class actions and derivative litigation throughout the country. She also represents companies and individuals in investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice.
Catherine served on the trial team that obtained a defense verdict in Howard v. Hui (Everex Systems, Inc., Litigation) (N.D. Cal. 2002). This was the first securities class action jury trial in the Northern District of California since 1991, and it was chosen by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 20 Defense Verdicts of 2002. In 2013, Fenwick’s Securities Litigation team was named “Securities Litigation Department of the Year” by The Recorder over 20 other California firms.
She has spoken on Sarbanes-Oxley, officer and director liability in the post-Enron era and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Catherine was an associate at Clifford Chance and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.