Catherine E. Moreno

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Catherine E. Moreno

Catherine E. Moreno

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Biography

Partner
Litigation

EXPERIENCE:

Catherine Moreno is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Catherine specializes in securities litigation and counseling, including the defense of companies and their directors and officers in class actions, derivative lawsuits, and M&A litigation. She also is experienced with internal investigations and in defending companies and individuals in SEC enforcement proceedings involving allegations of insider trading, securities fraud, and reporting violations. In addition, Catherine is experienced in a variety of commercial litigation matters and is a frequent speaker and lecturer on issues of securities fraud, accounting misstatements, and insider trading.

Catherine maintains an active pro bono practice and has been honored for her work on civil rights impact litigation. She also is a member of the firm's Education and Pro Bono committees.

SELECT CLIENTS:
* Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
* BigBand Networks
* Infogroup, Inc.
* Intermedia.net, Inc.
* Oak Hill Capital Partners
* Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
* TIBCO Software

EDUCATION:
* J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2001
Editor, Columbia Journal of International Law
* B.A., Rice University, 1998

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
* Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
* Member, Board of Directors, Probono.net

HONORS:
* Honored as one of the "40 Under 40 Class of 2016" leaders by the Silicon Valley Business Journal
* Honored with a 2015 "California Lawyer Attorney of the Year" (CLAY) Award by California Lawyer in the immigration/pro bono category
* Recipient, Jack W. Londen Award, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, 2013

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
* Practicing Law Institute Pocket MBA Program: Securities Fraud and Earnings Management, 2013-2014
* 30th Annual SEC Reporting and FASB Forum: FCPA Risks in Emerging Markets
* Co-author with Elizabeth Peterson, "The Expanding Territorial Reach of RICO: It's Not Just for U.S.-Based Organized Crime Anymore," Bloomberg Law Reports, May 25, 2010

ADMISSIONS:
* State Bar of California
* State Bar of New York
* U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
* U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

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Education
JD
Class of 2001

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA
Class of 1998

Rice University is a comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking and is set in the heart of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Editor
Prior

Now in its fifty-second year, the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law is the second oldest student-run international law journal in the nation. The Journal was founded in 1961 by the late Wolfgang Friedmann, one of Columbia’s most renowned international law professors, and today it is the second most cited journal at Columbia. Writings that appear in the Journal are regularly cited by academics, practitioners and courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Recent surveys of prominent international law faculty have placed the Journal in the highest tier of international law journals, alongside its peer publications at Harvard and Yale. Each year the Journal publishes three issues, which contain articles by legal scholars and practitioners, student notes, book reviews and bibliographic materials. The Journal’s purpose is to provide the practicing bar and the academic community with insight into the evolving problems of an increasingly interdependent world.

Career History
Partner
Current

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Member, Pro Bono Committee
Current

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

Awards & Honors
2013
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area - Jack W. Londen Award
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