Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend Names Catherine Munson Managing Partner of Washington, DC Office

Ms. Munson Becomes First Woman to Lead Firm’s Third Largest Office

WASHINGTON, DC (March 12) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that it has named Catherine Munson the new managing partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office. Ms. Munson, who becomes the first woman to lead the Washington, DC office, succeeds Danny Marti who served as Washington, DC’s managing partner for two years. Mr. Marti was recently confirmed as U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.

“I am honored the firm has the confidence in me to lead the DC office,” said Catherine Munson, DC Office Managing Partner. “Kilpatrick Townsend has and continues to be a great place to work. Over the past eight years, I have been fortunate to be involved throughout the firm, including serving as co-leader of the firm’s Native American Affairs practice. I am excited to use my past experience to create opportunities for strategic growth and to leverage the great talent and energy this office has. I also want to thank Danny for his strong dedication to the firm and outstanding leadership in guiding the DC office in the past two years.”

Ms. Munson is co-leader of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Native American Affairs practice. She has more than fifteen years of litigation experience, representing tribal clients in high profile and complex cases before the Court of Federal Claims, federal district courts, federal appellate courts, the United States Supreme Court and administrative agencies. Ms. Munson also advises tribal and business entities on a variety of matters including water litigation, water leasing, code drafting, occupational health and safety, tax, and sovereign immunity.

Ms. Munson was awarded the Managing Partner Pro Bono award for her work on behalf of a tribe in southern New Mexico. She was recognized as a 2013 Washington, D.C. “Rising Star” in the area of General Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine.

Ms. Munson earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law, with honors, and her B.A. from Vanderbilt University, cum laude.

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