Catherine Lawson litigates complex business and intellectual property cases in federal and state courts. She has appeared before the North Carolina Supreme Court, the N.C. Court of Appeals, the N.C. Business Court, and federal district courts. Catherine’s practice focuses on trademark, copyright, and patent infringement, intra-corporate disputes, securities litigation, and complex business disputes.
Prior to joining Parker Poe, Catherine clerked for Chief Justice Mark Martin on the Supreme Court of North Carolina. She uses her clerkship experience to develop appellate strategies for her clients.
Catherine attended Duke University School of Law as a Dean’s Scholar, where she served as an editor on the Journal of International and Comparative Law and as chair of the Interscholastic Moot Court Board. Catherine was the American Bar Association’s 2011 National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Champion.
Prior to attending law school, Catherine spent a year developing strategic outlines for an international women’s training and mentoring program based in Washington, D.C. She earned a bachelor's degree with honors from American University.