Catherine (Kate) Christie is a member of the business litigation practice. Her practice focuses on highly complex commercial litigation matters, and she has represented clients with respect to a wide range of legal issues over the course of her career. Kate has also defended individuals and corporations before state and federal regulatory agencies and those accused of criminal conduct, including fraud, violations of securities laws, money laundering, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. In addition to trial work, she has also represented clients before the Third District Court of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Kate began her professional career as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Wilson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, serving a two-year term. While attending law school at Stetson University College of Law, she served as the Editor in Chief of the Stetson Law Review and had the distinction of graduating third in her class.
- Represented the purchaser in a $25 million real estate transaction regarding a breach of contractual rights, obtaining summary judgment in favor of the purchaser that resulted in a favorable settlement
- Represented individual and corporate defendants in a qui tam action under the False Claims Act, obtaining dismissal of the complaint with prejudice
- Represented the owner of the largest feeder fund for a $1 billion Ponzi scheme in connection with the Department of Justice’s criminal investigation, various civil litigation matters, and before the Securities and Exchange Commission
- Represented an individual on an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, obtaining vacatur of an order on a Rule 35 motion, which resulted in her release on remand
- Represented an individual charged as part of a major securities fraud sting by the federal government, resulting in the only sentence of no incarceration in that sting
- Represented a minority shareholder in an international arbitration regarding a breach of contractual rights, obtaining a $617 million settlement after a partial award was entered
- Selected as a Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2018 and 2019
- Recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County Award, 2013
- Federal Bar Association, 2019–present
- The Herbert G. Goldburg-Ronald K. Cacciatore Criminal Law American Inn of Court, 2019–present