Catherine is a wonderful practitioner. She has a long history in this space and is extremely knowledgeable.

Chambers USA, 2024

Cathy has extensive experience advising public utilities and competitive energy issuers on securities offerings. She represents issuers, underwriters and institutional investors in the full range of debt, equity and hybrid securities offerings by such issuers, including offerings of first mortgage and collateral trust bonds, green bonds, unsecured notes, tax-exempt debt, debt for projects, high-yield debt, equity units, “put” securities and common and preferred equity. Her practice involves substantial utility mortgage and indenture work, asset-based finance, general corporate counseling, advice as to disclosure and compliance under the federal securities laws and corporate and financial restructuring advice. She also represents energy and utility companies in commercial lending transactions.

Cathy has advised initial purchasers and lenders providing “exit financing” to an investor-owned utility emerging from bankruptcy proceedings; advised investor-owned utilities on corporate and financial restructuring matters in connection with electric industry deregulation and disaggregation; advised utility companies as to “ring-fencing,” and represented a distressed utility in an out-of-court financial restructuring.

Cathy is ranked Band 1 in Energy: Electricity (Finance) in both Chambers Global (2019-2024) and Chambers USA (2019-2024). “Catherine is a wonderful practitioner. She has a long history in this space and is extremely knowledgeable.” “She is very collaborative, collegial, responsive and easy to work with.” (Chambers USA, 2024). A commentator added Cathy is “a top-notch industry expert. She is up to date on all existing and new issues in the industry.” (Chambers USA, 2023). She has also been recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Capital Markets: Debt Offerings (2020-2024), Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2024), Energy Transactions: Electric Power Project Finance (2019) and Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power (2019). Cathy is a fellow and former trustee of the American College of Investment Counsel, as well as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.