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Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797

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Catherine (“Cathy”) Botticelli has been listed as a leading attorney in The Best Lawyers in America since 2009 for her work in securities litigation and securities regulation. Clients have told reviewers that she provides “experienced, sage counsel” in defending governmental investigations. The Securities Docket named Ms. Botticelli to its “Enforcement 40 for 2017,” which is Securities Docket’s list of the 40 top securities enforcement defense attorneys in the country. Ms. Botticelli also serves as Deputy Chair of the Talent at the firm and is a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. She formerly co-chaired the firm’s Securities Litigation Group.


Fordham University, B.A., 1985, magna cum laude; Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1988, Member of the International Law Journal, author of “Recent Canadian Blocking Legislation: A Vehicle To Foster Extraterritorial Discovery Cooperation Between the United States and Canada,” Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 10 (1987)

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United States > Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation

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With the recent addition of former SEC counsel in investment fund management David Bartels, Dechert LLP has strengthened its deep regulatory bench. Catherine Botticelli  and Jonathan Streeter, based in Washington DC and New York respectively, lead the practice, and both focus on securities enforcement and internal investigations, with an emphasis on insider trading and securities fraud.

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

With the ability to ‘translate complex legal analysis into practical and actionable advise’, Dechert LLP is a highly reputed outfit for both individual and corporate representation in the white-collar space. Supplementing its domestic expertise with strong offices in major international hubs, the practice is well-equipped to handle cross-border investigations and litigation opposite global regulatory authorities. Former US Attorney David Kelley and trial lawyer David Kistenbroker jointly lead the practice out of New York, where Andrew Levander and Jonathan Streeter are further names to note. Washington DC’s Catherine Botticelli, who regularly advises clients stemming from the financial services sector, provides ‘deep investigative skills and a focused, constructive approach in dealing with regulators‘. On the West Coast, San Francisco-based Hartley West has extensive experience dealing with allegations of fraud, corruption, and money laundering.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Dechert LLP fields a team of specialized litigators who are regularly engaged to handle disputes arising out of commercial agreements, consumer fraud, insurance and banking, false advertising, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions-related claims. The trials, investigations and securities team is led by Catherine Botticelli in Washington DC and Jonathan Streeter in New York. Also in New York, Christina Sarchio  is well versed in the consumer products, financial, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, sports and transportation industries, while Linda Goldstein focuses on claims brought by institutional investors and customer arbitrations. New York’s Gary Mennitt co-chairs the international insolvency litigation group, while Steven Bizar co-heads the antitrust/competition practice, operating between New York and Philadelphia.

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

Acting for corporates, sovereign states, financial institutions and creditors, Dechert LLP has broad international litigation experience including acting in parallel proceedings across multiple jurisdictions as well as distressed financial situations, investigations and judgement enforcement. Catherine Botticelli and Jonathan Streeter, based in Washington DC and New York respectively, lead the practice. Meanwhile, Andrew Levander and Mauricio España, based in New York, focus on commercial litigation, white-collar and regulatory investigations. Also in New York is Linda Goldstein who concentrates on securities litigation including claims brought by institutional investors and class actions, and co-head of the firm’s insolvency litigation group, Gary Mennitt, is experienced in multinational contentious matters particularly relating to creditors’ rights and bondholders.