Formerly U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri and Speaker of Missouri’s House of Representatives, Catherine Hanaway has led litigation teams in some of the most sensitive and commercially significant matters, including criminal and civil investigations, complex commercial litigation and regulatory enforcement actions.
As U.S. Attorney, she supervised more than 4,000 criminal, affirmative and defensive civil cases and personally tried cases to jury verdicts. She also supervised and assisted in the development of cutting-edge theories of criminal prosecution.
In private practice, Catherine played a key role in forming—and then leading—Husch Blackwell's Government Solutions group. Currently Chair-elect, she will serve as the firm’s first female chair beginning April 2021.
She is a member of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Section, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the National Association of Former United States Attorneys, and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. She holds a B.A. from Creighton University and received a J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.