Cassandra Catalano is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Cassandra’s complex commercial litigation practice includes experience in employment litigation, nationwide class actions, False Claims Act matters, multidistrict litigation trials, and products liability and toxic tort matters. Cassandra represents a diverse client base, including Big-4 accounting firms, major pharmaceutical players, national insurers, and chemical and medical device manufacturers. She also defends corporations in government enforcement actions, conducts internal investigations for a variety of clients in the pharmaceutical industry and counsels clients on the adequacy of their internal controls and compliance procedures. Cassandra maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on civil rights and constitutional law.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016Illinois


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D. (Public Interest Law and Social Policy Concentration)magna cum laude2016

    Order of the Coif

    Senior Research Honors

    Special Projects Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

    Bartlit Center Institute for Trial Advocacy Trial Team

    Teaching Assistant for Constitutional Law and Torts

  • Lewis UniversityB.S., Chemistry; Criminal and Social Justice Minorsumma cum laude2013

    Distinguished Scholar of the University

    Chemistry Department Award

    Lasallian Commencement Speaker