Vice Chair Firmwide Business & Finance Department and Partner at Reed Smith LLP
Catharina is a partner in the Global Corporate Group. She practices corporate and M & A law with an emphasis in representing both U.S. and international clients in mergers and acquisitions, private financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate partnering, securities offerings and other corporate transactions. She also represents emerging companies in general corporate matters and venture capital financings. In addition, she has extensive experience representing Asian clients doing business in the United States.
She has also served as the Vice-Chair of the Business & Finance Group and the Office Managing Partner of the Silicon Valley office. She is a frequent speaker at many organizations, including the Practicing Law Institute, SV Forum, the Korean IT Network and a number of Korean incubators covering topics related to cross-border transactions and venture capital financings. Catharina is also a frequent speaker at events for California Women Lawyers, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian Business League and others on women mentoring and advancement.
Catharina was chosen as one of the California Women Leaders in Law by The Recorder in 2012 and Top Women in Technology Law in 2014 and 2015. She also received the 2013 Debra Zumwalt Pioneer Award, which is presented annually as part of InsideCounselmagazine’s Transformative Leadership Awards West program in honor of leaders in women’s career advancement. The Debra Zumwalt Award is given each year to a woman attorney who has transformed being the “first” into being a catalyst for change.