Catherine Clodfelter is a litigator in Parker Poe's Raleigh office. She focuses her practice on complex business litigation and has experience with creditors' rights and local government issues. She has represented clients in bankruptcy proceedings and has advised municipalities on a range of their legal needs, including the revision of sign, parade and picketing, and panhandling ordinances.
Catherine previously served as a public health analyst for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the Center for Global Health’s Policy, Legislation, and Budget Team. In this position, Catherine provided technical assistance on the role of law in supporting core public health activities. As a public health advisor during the COVID-19 emergency response, she studied legal disputes arising from government responses to the pandemic to inform a legal framework for emergency preparedness.
Earlier in her career, she clerked for two judges in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina: the Honorable Benjamin A. Kahn and Chief Judge Catharine R. Aron. Following her clerkship, she worked with the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign as regional director of voter protection in Mecklenburg County.
Catherine earned her law degree from the UNC School of Law. Before law school, she earned a master's in public health from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.