Catherine BotticelliDechert LLP : Lawyers
...Catherine Botticelli is a member of the financial services and securities litigation group and is a co-chair of the firm's diversity committee. ,
, Ms. Botticelli
represents public companies and their officers and directors, as well as broker-dealers, investment advisers, and investment companies in investigations and proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission
and the National Association of Securities Dealers, as well as in securities-related litigations
in state and federal court and in arbitrations.Ms. Botticelli
also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations.,, In the last several years, Ms. Botticelli
has represented clients in many significant matters including the defense of current and former officers of Waste Management Inc.
and Rite Aid Corporation
in securities class actions and related actions.Ms. Botticelli
also was involved in the defense of MAXXAM Inc.
in an action filed by the Office of Thrift Supervision
resulting from a failed savings and loan.MAXXAM
was completely vindicated in a decision handed down by the administrative law judge.In addition, Ms. Botticelli
participated in the successful defense of Price Waterhouse/United Kingdom in a number of related RICO class actions filed in California by depositors of the now-defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
,, She has co-authored "SEC Enforcement Dealt a Blow in Recent Insider Trading Case," The Investment Lawyer (April 2003); "Broker's Scheme To Defraud Customer Violates Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 in SEC Action," The Investment Lawyer (August 2002); "New Weapon in the SEC's Arsenal: Secondary Liability After Central Bank," ABA Journal, Bus.Law Today
(July/August 1995); and "Targets of Opportunity: Attorneys and Accountants Become Fair Game for Disgruntled Investors," a paper prepared for presentation at 24th Biennial Conference of the International Bar Association
on September 24, 1992.Cathy
also has appeared on the "The Closing Bell" on CNBC commenting on actions taken by a mutual fund company upon discovery of trading abuses.,, Cathy was a member of President Clinton's transition team after the 1992 election and was involved with vetting potential cabinet members.
In addition, she
participated in vetting candidates for judgeships
Education Ms. Botticelli is a graduate of Fordham University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1985, and J.D., 1988), where she was a member of the International Law Journal and published "Recent Canadian Blocking Legislation: A Vehicle To Foster Extraterritorial Discovery Cooperation Between the United States and Canada," 10 Fordham Int'l L.J. 671 (1987).She
is admitted to the Bars of New York
, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia and is permitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York, and the United States District Court for Maryland.