Catherine Carlisle

Lecturer

Background:

Catherine (Cathy) Carlisle is an experienced civil litigator at Yukevich | Cavanaugh, a premier litigation boutique in Los Angeles.  She has represented major international and domestic corporations in all aspects of the litigation process.

Ms. Carlisle’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, including class actions and multidistrict litigations; with an emphasis on breach of contract, business tort, securities law, intellectual property, products liability and toxic tort issues. She is also experienced in international litigation and arbitration, including the enforcement of arbitral awards in U.S. courts and the interplay between the court system and arbitral tribunals.

Ms. Carlisle has extensive experience working with clients to develop effective case strategies from the inception of the litigation process through trial, and is well-versed in all aspects of case management; including motion practice, discovery, appellate litigation, and trial preparation. She is skilled in taking and defending depositions, presenting oral arguments, conducting negotiations, and representing clients in mediations and settlement discussions.

Ms. Carlisle also maintains an active pro bono practice, focused on human rights and women's issues. She has represented a diverse array of clients, including victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse and individuals seeking asylum based on political conditions and women's rights issues. She has also researched and written reports for several human rights organizations on a variety of topics.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Carlisle is a lecturer at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she teaches courses on pretrial advocacy and depositions, and assists with clinical programs. She is also an active member of the California Lawyers Association, serving as an executive member of the International Law Section, Editor in Chief of The California International Law Journal, and member of the International Law Section’s Public International Law Committee.

Ms. Carlisle graduated from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 2009. While in law school, she served as the membership & comment editor for the Journal of International Human Rights, and participated in a year-long clinical program with the school’s Center for International Human Rights. Prior to joining Yukevich | Cavanaugh, Ms. Carlisle worked at several large international law firms across the country.

Ms. Carlisle is a member of the bar in California, New York, and the District of Columbia, and admitted to practice before many federal courts.

catherine.l.carlisle@gmail.com 

Current Courses:

Advanced Litigation Writing

Prior Courses:

Pretrial Advocacy, The Art of Taking and Defending Effective Depositions, Pretrial Advocacy