Garvey Schubert Barer Grows New York Office with Addition of Commercial and Employment Litigator Catherine Leon
Catherine Leon has joined Garvey's New York office as of counsel.
( November 29, 2010 - New York, NY -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2010 - Garvey Schubert Barer announces the addition of Catherine Leon as of counsel in the New York office. Previously with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Leon focuses on commercial and employment litigation.

"No matter the business climate, companies are always at risk of commercial and employment claims. Catherine's vast experience, including notable victories in jury trials for corporate clients, further expands our offerings in New York and enhances the office's emphasis on securities regulation and litigation," said Anne Preston, chair of Garvey Schubert Barer.

With nearly 20 years of litigation experience, Leon represents national manufacturers and retailers, banks, real estate brokers and developers, and pharmaceutical, biotech and technology companies. She litigates breach of contract, fraud, and unfair business practices actions, as well as related business claims such as false advertising, defamation, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, officer and director liability, interference with prospective advantage, and civil RICO charges.

Leon also represents employers in wage-and-hour/overtime, sexual harassment, race discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation lawsuits. She handles commercial lease disputes, professional liability claims and property management disputes for real estate brokers, has litigated insurance coverage cases for both insurers and policyholders, and has managed and settled class actions on behalf of corporate defendants involving employment, consumer and securities fraud claims.
A member of the New York County Lawyers Association and the New York and California State Bar Associations, Leon serves as the president of the Harnas African Wildlife Rescue. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law (1991) and her B.A. from Occidental College (1987).

Garvey Schubert Barer is a business law firm focused on clients in the United States and abroad, with strategic emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. From five business-critical locations: Beijing, China; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; New York; and Washington, D.C., the firm serves as outside counsel to established market leaders and newly launched enterprises. Since 1966, Garvey Schubert Barer has worked with clients in virtually all industry sectors, including healthcare, technology, trade and transportation, maritime/admiralty, real estate, communications and media, entertainment, and manufacturing. The firm provides cost-effective, practical solutions to a broad range of businesses, including publicly and privately held companies, investment firms, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.

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