Catherine Prater is an associate in the Litigation group focusing on complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense.

Catherine has represented clients in high-stakes trials in state and federal courts. Catherine has experience as a member of the trial team for a three-week trial in North Carolina state court over a disputed will. She was also a member of the trial team for three consecutive multi-defendant criminal antitrust conspiracy trials totaling months of trial time in the District of Colorado, which resulted in a not guilty verdict for our client.

Catherine knows the process of taking a case to trial and has experience in the pre-trial stages of litigation, including fact investigation, document discovery, motions, and depositions.




  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar – White-Collar Crime/Government Investigations Section
  • Walter C. Wattles Fellowship at Lloyd’s of London


J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2020

B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2014


  • North Carolina, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
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