Catherine Chapple advises industry-leading companies in high-stakes matters and complex civil litigation. Her representation of clients in the aerospace, health care, defense, security, and information technology industries ranges from counseling, to conducting internal investigations with minimal business disruption, to vigorous representation in court. Catherine has successfully represented clients before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as in federal and state courts around the country.
In addition to dispute resolution, Catherine counsels clients on a wide range of issues, including the False Claims Act, the Procurement Integrity Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, organizational conflicts of interest, defective pricing, GSA contracting, teaming agreements and subcontractor relationships, small business regulations, and mergers and acquisitions involving government contractors. She has been involved with numerous internal investigations and compliance reviews, and has advised clients with respect to voluntary disclosures to agency inspectors general.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Catherine clerked for the Honorable George W. Miller at the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
Catherine received her J.D. cum laude from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as executive editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. Also during law school, Catherine worked in the legal department of a Fortune 100 media corporation, the Office of the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and for the Honorable Eric T. Washington at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Catherine is admitted to practice in California, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and before the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
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