Catherine Redlich

Driscoll & Redlich

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Driscoll & Redlich
New York, NY
Work: 212-986-4030


New York


Catherine Redlich has been a white-collar criminal defense attorney for over thirty years, and is consistently recognized by Super Lawyers and The New York Area's Best Lawyers as among the top practitioners in her field. For 30 consecutive years she has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating, AV Preeminent, for legal ability and ethical standards. Ms. Redlich received her law degree from the Harvard Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and was awarded a Public Interest Fellowship at the New York Civil Liberties Union. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees, with Honors, from the University of Michigan. Following law school, Ms. Redlich served for two years as law clerk to the Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York. She joined a prominent white-collar defense firm in New York following her judicial clerkship, and became its first woman partner before co-founding Driscoll & Redlich.


Catherine handles a broad range of criminal and regulatory matters, with special expertise in securities fraud, tax and accounting fraud, insider trading, public corruption, criminal antitrust, sentencing litigation, appellate advocacy, disciplinary matters and regulatory proceedings.

She is frequently tapped by corporate counsel to represent principals, senior executives, and employees of investment banking firms, brokerage firms, and hedge funds in state and federal securities prosecutions, as well as in civil enforcement matters and internal corporate investigations. On at least five occasions, she has averted S.E.C. enforcement actions against clients with persuasive Wells Submissions to the Commission. Her clients have included former and current officers and employees of Nomura, Bear Stearns, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, KPMG, UBS, McKinsey & Company, McGladrey & Pullen, Novartis, and Columbia University, as well as doctors, accountants, business owners, and other professionals.


 Ms. Redlich was elected in 2018 to a four-year term as a NYS Town Justice in Columbia County, NY.

Board Service and Committee Memberships

Ms. Redlich is on the board of the Center for Community Alternatives, which promotes reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services, and public policy development. She was elected to and served on the Board of Directors of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and was also Chairman of its Membership Committee. She is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she has served on the Criminal Law and Litigation Committees; the American Bar Association, sections on Criminal Justice and Litigation; and the Bechdel group of women defense practitioners in NYC.

 Outside Interests

Ms. Redlich is a co-founder and trustee of the Redlich Horwitz Foundation, which focuses on improving the long-term outcomes for children in New York’s foster care system by grant making and collaborative partnerships with policy advocates, service providers, government agencies, and foster youth. She also serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan, as well as the English Department Advisory Board, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ancram Opera House, a non-profit organization bringing performing arts to the Hudson Valley.

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Tax Controversy
  • White Collar Crime