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Catherine L. Redlich

Tel: 518.329.4002; 212.986.4030


Catherine Redlich has been a white-collar criminal defense attorney for over thirty years, and is consistently recognized by Super Lawyers and The New York Area's Best Lawyers as among the top practitioners in her field. For 25 consecutive years she has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating, AV Preeminent, for legal ability and ethical standards. Ms. Redlich received her law degree from the Harvard Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and was awarded a Public Interest Fellowship. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees, with Honors, from the University of Michigan. Following law school, Ms. Redlich served for two years as law clerk to the Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York. She joined a prominent white-collar defense firm in New York following her judicial clerkship, and became its first woman partner before co-founding Driscoll & Redlich.


Ms. Redlich's interest in white-collar criminal defense developed during her federal clerkship in Manhattan, the venue for many high-profile business prosecutions. She handles a broad range of criminal and regulatory matters, with special expertise in securities fraud, tax and accounting fraud, insider trading, public corruption, criminal antitrust, sentencing litigation, appellate advocacy, disciplinary matters and regulatory proceedings.

Ms. Redlich is frequently tapped by corporate counsel to represent principals, senior executives, and employees of investment banking firms, brokerage firms, and hedge funds in state and federal securities prosecutions, as well as in civil enforcement matters and internal corporate investigations. On at least five occasions, she has averted S.E.C. enforcement actions against clients with persuasive Wells Submissions to the Commission. Her clients have included former and current officers and employees of Nomura, Bear Stearns, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, KPMG, UBS, McKinsey & Company, McGladrey & Pullen, Novartis, and Columbia University, among others. Ms. Redlich also regularly represents attorneys, accountants, doctors, and business owners in investigations of offenses ranging from payroll tax fraud to antitrust violations to disciplinary matters. See Representative Matters


Ms. Redlich is an active member of several bar associations and groups of defense practitioners. She was elected to and served on the Board of Directors of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the premier white-collar defense organization in New York, and currently is Chairman of its Membership Committee. She is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she has served on the Criminal Law and Litigation Committees; the American Bar Association, sections on Criminal Justice and Litigation; and the Women’s White-Collar Defense Association.


Ms. Redlich often participates as a panelist or speaker on criminal law topics. Examples include:

Author and Panelist: "The ABC's of Federal Criminal Litigation: Exploring Dispositions," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Center for Continuing Legal Education


Author: "Representation Prior to a Criminal Tax Investigation," American Bar Association, Center for Continuing Legal Education

Author: "Prosecutors Wield Powerful Weapon of Civil Forfeiture," New York Law Journal


Moderator: "Counseling the Client Facing Prison," The New York Council of Defense Lawyers and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Center for Continuing Legal Education

Panelist: "The New Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Overhauled and Unveiled," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Center for Continuing Legal Education


Speaker: "Careers in Criminal Law," The Harvard Law School

Outside Boards

Ms. Redlich is active outside of the legal community as well. She is a co-founder and trustee of the Redlich Horwitz Foundation, which focuses on improving the long-term outcomes for children in New York’s foster care system by grant making and collaborative partnerships with policy advocates, service providers, government agencies, and foster youth. Ms. Redlich also serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan, as well as the English Department Advisory Board, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ancram Opera House, a non-profit organization bringing performing arts to the Hudson Valley.


  • J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School

    • Articles Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

    • Public Interest Fellowship

  • B.A. with Highest Distinction, University of Michigan

  • M.A., University of Michigan



  • The Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1982-1984


Bar Admissions

  • New York State

  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • United States Tax Court

Memberships, Boards and Committee Service

  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers

    • Board of Directors

    • Chairman, Membership Committee

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York

    • Criminal Law and Litigation Committees

  • American Bar Association

    • Criminal Justice and Litigation Section

  • Women's White-Collar Defense Association

Outside Boards

  • University of Michigan

    • Dean's Advisory Council for College of LS&A​

    • English Department Advisory Board

  • Redlich Horwitz Foundation

    • Co-founder and Trustee​

  • Ancram Opera House Theatre

    • Board of Directors​

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