Catherine Kordestani is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on obtaining merger clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. She has experience in a variety of industries, including private equity, retail, and oil and gas.
Catherine also represents clients in pre-acquisition and post-acquisition Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice investigations. Taking a business-focused approach, she works with clients to understand business objectives, creating strategies that achieve those objectives while reducing risk.
Prior to law school, Catherine was a television journalist, working at ABC and CBS affiliates.
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- 2019District of Columbia
- SMU Dedman School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2018
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SMU Law Review
- New York UniversityB.A., Broadcast Journalism & Middle Eastern Studiesmagna cum laude2009Phi Beta Kappa