Catherine V. Wigglesworth

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Catherine V. Wigglesworth

Associate

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

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Catherine Wigglesworth focuses her practice on white collar and securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, and products liability matters.

Ms. Wigglesworth served as a Dechert summer associate in 2011. Her previous legal experience also includes interning with the Honorable Bernard J. Fried of the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division.

Significant Representations

  • 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 official of Fannie Mae in securities litigation brought by the SEC.
  • A major pharmaceutical company in mass tort litigation involving hormone therapy and antidepressant products.
  • An animal health company and its board in shareholder litigation challenging a proposed corporate transaction in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • A major law firm against claims alleging legal malpractice in documenting a transactional matter.
  • A former federal government official against defamation claims stemming from an investigation into wrongdoing at a major public university.
  • The board of trustees of a mutual fund in litigation brought under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • A public interest organization in a First Amendment challenge to advertising policies at the Philadelphia International Airport.
Education
  • 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
Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey