Catherine E. Creely’s practice focuses on a variety of litigation matters, including white collar criminal defense, government investigations and complex civil litigation.

Practice & Background

Ms. Creely represents corporate and individual clients in state and federal court as well as in connection with investigations by the U.S. Congress and the Department of Justice. She has represented clients in a variety of criminal and civil litigation matters involving securities fraud, antitrust issues, data privacy and security, products liability, patent infringement, breaches of contract and civil and criminal forfeitures. Ms. Creely also represents clients in the energy sector, including a major international oil company, in matters arising in federal and state courts.

Ms. Creely maintains an active pro bono practice with a particular focus on individuals facing the death penalty in her home state of South Carolina. Her work in this area includes representation of defendants during both the guilt and penalty phases of their capital trials. 

While in law school, Ms. Creely was as an associate editor of The Catholic University Law Review and competed in moot court competitions at the national level.

Representative Matters

  • representing a hedge fund manager in a high-profile insider trading criminal trial involving the first use of wiretaps in an insider trading case
  • representing a large regional marketer of petroleum products in a suit alleging violations of federal and state franchise laws
  • representing a major generic pharmaceutical company in large multi-district class action litigation involving alleged “reverse payments”
  • representing a federal employee appearing before the House Financial Services Committee
  • representing a major chemical manufacturing company in product liability actions
  • representing an online, consumer-facing services provider in a federal investigation related to consumer privacy and data security concerns
  • representing a major banking/mortgage institution in internal and Congressional investigations related to lending practices