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Catherine A. Willliams, ESQ.

Of Counsel

Catherine A. Williams has extensive experience in employment counseling and litigation, advising clients including corporations, universities, and other non-profit organizations on a full range of employment laws and policies.  She focuses her practice on counseling regarding employment policies, practices, and agreements; compliance with anti-discrimination laws and advice regarding internal discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower complaints; and wage-and-hour law compliance.  Further, Catherine’s experience also includes negotiating employment and transition agreements for high-level executives and advising both in-house counsel and human resources personnel on risk management concerns relating to employee terminations.


Listed as a “Labor & Employment Star” in Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Benchmark: America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
Professional Experience
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, New York, NY | Partner 2012 - 2022
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, New York, NY | Associate 2003 - 2008, 2009 - 2011
Professional Activities
Board Member, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Judicial Clerkships
Law Clerk to the Hon. Paul G. Gardephe of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 2008 - 2009


Yale Law School, Juris Doctor 2003
Williams College, Bachelor of Arts 2000

State of New Jersey
State of New York
United States District Court – Southern District of New York
United States District Court – Eastern District of New York
United States District Court - Western District of New York
United States Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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