Catherine E. Creely’s practice focuses on a variety of litigation matters, including white collar criminal defense, antitrust matters, 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, data privacy and security, products liability, patent infringement, breaches of contract, and civil and criminal forfeitures. Ms. Creely also has particular experience representing clients in litigation involving antitrust issues, as well as cases brought under the False Claims Act.

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.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Litigation Forum: When You Face Your First CID – Key Steps to Take When the FTC Investigates Your Company’s Privacy Practices,” sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel – National Capital Region, March 10, 2015.