Catherine V. Wigglesworth


Catherine V. Wigglesworth


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2432 | +1 215 994 2222


Catherine Wigglesworth focuses her practice on securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, and business disputes.  Ms. Wigglesworth served as a Dechert summer associate in 2011.  

  • An investment adviser to a mutual fund in excessive fee litigation under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • The former investment adviser to a closed-end fund in excessive fee litigation.
  • The board of trustees of a mutual fund in litigation brought under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • The directors and officers of a credit card issuer in class action litigation brought under the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 
  • A former officer of Fannie Mae in securities litigation brought by the SEC.
  • A former officer of Freddie Mac in financial crisis-related stock drop litigation brought by a state pension fund.
  • An animal health company and its board in shareholder litigation challenging a proposed corporate transaction in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • A technology company in shareholder litigation seeking to enjoin the sale of a subsidary in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • A major law firm against claims alleging legal malpractice in documenting a transactional matter.
  • A prominent law firm in a breach of fiduciary duty case involving a well-known Philadelphia labor leader. 
  • A former federal government official against defamation claims stemming from an investigation into wrongdoing at a major public university.
  • A public interest organization in a First Amendment challenge to advertising policies at the Philadelphia International Airport.
  • The University of Chicago, B.A., 2007, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2012, James C. Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Editor in Chief of the Columbia Journal of Asian Law
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey