Catharine Arrowood litigates and arbitrates for both large and small businesses and has considerable experience with regulated companies. She focuses on resolving problems that threaten the viability of a business. Her clients have included educational institutions, utilities, insurance companies, accounting and law firms, health care and biotech firms, banks, and commercial aerospace companies.
Catharine has lectured and written on various aspects of complex litigation, including managing complex cases, federal civil procedure, arbitration, and mediation.
She is a member of the Panel of Neutrals for the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and she serves as the co-chair of TerraLex’s Dispute Resolution Group. In addition, she is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC) as a Superior Court mediator.
Catharine has been recognized by Chambers USA as a Band 1 practitioner in Litigation: General Commercial, the first woman to achieve this ranking in North Carolina. Clients interviewed by Chambers reveal that when in court she "knows the facts, the strengths and weaknesses of both sides, and handles the case in the most effective manner for our needs."
In addition, she recently teamed up with clients to spend two days learning about increasing efficiencies together. Through that course hosted by Parker Poe, she earned a Yellow Belt Certification in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management from the Legal Lean Sigma Institute.
Prior to joining the firm, Catharine served as an associate attorney general, handling antitrust matters for the North Carolina Department of Justice.