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Cathy L. Reese

Fish & Richardson PC

Wilmington, DE, USA


Cathy L. Reese is a Principal in the Delaware office of Fish & Richardson, heads the firm's Chancery and Corporate Governance practice, and is Co-Chair of the IP Risk Management Group (RISC/return), She is an established trial attorney with extensive experience in corporate, technology, trade secrets and complex commercial litigation, as well as corporate governance counseling and corporate opinions. According to every edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, which conducts in-depth interviews with clients and practicing attorneys and does not list lawyers "unless they are strongly recommended by the market," Cathy is one of a small group of lawyers ranked as the leading litigators in Delaware in the areas of business litigation and the handling of matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery. Cathy has also been selected
by Delaware's legal community and a "Blue Ribbon Committee" of retired Delaware judges as one of the top 10 corporate litigators in Delaware according to a poll of 2,700 members of the Delaware State Bar Association published in Delaware Today magazine. Cathy has also been named by Law & Politics as a "Delaware Super Lawyer" in the area of business litigation based on a "rigorous multi-step selection process," including a statewide survey of lawyers, a separate evaluation of indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and peer evaluation by practice area. She has also been listed in the national 2008 and 2009 Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers for Business Litigation.

Cathy counsels corporations, their boards of directors, committees of the board, including Science and Technology Committees, officers, stockholders, and investors regarding corporate and fiduciary issues pertaining to corporate transactions and intellectual property. Her Chancery litigation practice includes: breach of fiduciary duty claims, corporate governance and election disputes, and statutory proceedings under the Delaware General Corporation Law. Cathy has also had substantial successes in other complex litigation, including fraud claims, trade secret and technology disputes and intellectual property litigation in Delaware's U.S. District Court and Chancery Court. Cathy often is called upon by outside law firms to provide opinions on Delaware law issues or "Delaware counsel."
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