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Catherine (“Cate”) McCaffrey is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she practices in the firm’s Litigation Department. She is a member of the Labor & Employment and Appellate & Constitutional Practice Groups, and has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in matters involving constitutional, employment, regulatory, and consumer protection laws. Cate also has a vibrant pro bono practice, with a particular focus on immigration issues and constitutional challenges.
Before joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jay S. Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Ronnie Abrams of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Cate received her law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2019, where she was an oralist for the winning team in the 2018 Ames Moot Court competition. She also served as a technical editor on the Harvard Journal on Legislation and worked as a student attorney at the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center as part of Harvard’s Criminal Justice Appellate Clinic.
Prior to practicing law, Cate served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia. She graduated from Duke University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Studies and in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.
She is a member of the New York and the District of Columbia bars. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Harvard University - 2019 Juris Doctor
Duke University - 2014 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar