Catherine Recker has more than thirty years of experience representing individuals and corporations in criminal investigations, trials, appeals and other government enforcement and regulatory matters. She is co-founder of the law firm Welsh & Recker. Her practice reflects a wide range of law enforcement focus on business crimes including securities fraud, tax violations, political corruption, trade and embargo violations, antitrust violations, financial fraud, Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. She has successfully persuaded prosecutors to decline action against corporate executives, publicly-traded companies as well as small business owners. She has argued successfully in the Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits. In 2014, she was named white collar criminal defense Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year by U.S. News and Best Lawyers and was one of the Legal Intelligencer’s Women of the Year in 2012.
In 2018, Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Ms. Recker to serve on the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Federal Criminal Rules. Ms. Recker is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship is limited to only 1% of lawyers in the state and Fellows are invited to join only after extensive investigation of their courtroom experience and integrity. She has chaired the College’s Federal Criminal Procedure Committee, the Pennsylvania State Committee and participates in various College activities including training programs for public interest lawyers and historical symposia on notable trials. Ms. Recker is also a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Ms. Recker graduated from Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1986 with a degree in Philosophy. She graduated from Temple University, Beasley School of Law in 1989 and was a member of the Temple Law Review.