Catie Ventura is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s DC office whose practice focuses on antitrust and competition matters and complex commercial litigation. She has extensive experience in cases presenting novel questions of law and complex factual disputes. With regards to antitrust matters, Catie’s practice covers litigating criminal and civil antitrust violations on behalf of corporations and representing clients regarding antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Catie’s complex commercial litigation practice covers business torts, products liability, and breach of contract issues. Catie also maintains an active pro bono practice.


Thought Leadership


Catie Ventura and Christian Martin, Discharge of Civil Antitrust Liabilities in Bankruptcy, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 101 Practice Series

Catie Ventura, Safeguards to Minimize the Antitrust Risks Associated with Trade Associations, Antitrust Law, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee Newsletter, Winter 2017

Robert Greenspoon & Catherine Cottle (n/k/a Ventura), Don’t Assume A Can Opener: Confronting Patent Economic Theories with Licensing Enforcement Reality, 12 Colum. Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 194 (2011)


Speaker, “Ex parte Communications with Government Agencies,” Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter (May 2014, June 2015)


Recipient, Kirkland’s Pro Bono Service Award (2013–2018)

Volunteer of the Year (2014), Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing (for work on Rosemoor Hotel SRO Tenants’ Union v. Rosemoor Hotel)

Memberships & Affiliations

Children’s Law Center, Advisory Board (2016–2018)

Moneythink, Young Professionals Board (2013–2015, Vice Chair 2014–2015)

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Board of Directors, PILI Fellow Representative (2013–2015)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Illinois
  • 2016District of Columbia


  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of LawJ.D.summa cum laude2013

    Order of the Coif

    Editor-in-Chief, Chicago-Kent Law Review

    Donald J. Novotny Moot Court Scholar

  • University of ChicagoB.A., Economics2010