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Women Leaders in Tech Law: Catherine Kevane, Fenwick & West

October 06, 2017

Fenwick securities litigation partner Catherine Kevane was named one of The Recorder’s Women Leaders in Tech Law for 2017.

The Recorder noted that Kevane secured two early victories for GoPro in securities suits over the past year, one on demurrer in San Mateo state court and another in the Northern District of California dismissed after a single motion to dismiss.

Asked whether lawyers bear any special responsibility in addressing gender stereotyping and discrimination in tech, she told The Recorder, “As people we all have a responsibility to pursue equality and fairness. This isn't limited to lawyers and it is not limited to tech. But as lawyers we do have additional responsibilities and opportunities to counter bias and discrimination. That starts with yourself and your firm. I've been fortunate enough to also work with clients who take the initiative on gender equality and expect the same of their counsel,” Kevane added.

Kevane focuses her practice on representing and counseling technology companies and their directors, audit committees, and officers in securities class actions, internal investigations and before government agencies in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, accounting violations, securities violations and whistleblower claims.

She is one of five Fenwick partners honored by The Recorder, the most honorees from any organization being recognized.

Kevane’s full profile is available through The Recorder website (subscription required).