Catherine Savio is an associate in the Complex Commercial Disputes practice group. She represents a wide range of clients from individuals to national and international companies in federal and state courts, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings.
I litigate a vast array of commercial disputes and white-collar matters pertaining to financial services, securities, hedge funds, partnerships, real estate, intellectual property, construction, government contracts, and entertainment. I develop and implement litigation, discovery, settlement, arbitration, and mediation strategies, prepare witnesses and parties for depositions and arbitration testimony, take and defend depositions of witnesses and parties, and negotiate complex commercial settlements. I am involved in hearings, ex parte matters, and matters involving post-judgment relief. I also draft motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, motions for emergent relief, and various discovery motions. I have significant oral advocacy experience and have appeared as lead counsel at trial and second chaired multiple trials before arbitration and mediation tribunals.
I am focusing on alternative dispute resolution and other means to guide clients through litigation in a most cost-effective manner. I am also following developments in intellectual property law as companies rely more on social media as a manner of communicating with clients and colleagues.
Before joining NP, I worked as a litigator at another firm for four years, and as a Dean Acheson Stagiaire at the General Court of the European Union where I conducted legal research and drafted memoranda in a variety of areas of European law in both French and English.
I was a judicial extern to the Honorable Jerome St. John, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. Additionally, I served as a law clerk at an Atlantic City-based law firm.
I was a member of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal staff. I also volunteered for the Seton Hall Law Civil Practice and Litigation Clinic, where I handled a variety of litigation matters, primarily focusing on assisting low-income clients who were victims of mortgage fraud scams.
Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2021
Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, all of the Cannabis practice, contributed this article discussing the legislative path toward legalized adult-use marijuana in New York State and best practices for businesses to prepare now.
Cannabis Business Executive | January 13, 2021
Following New York’s reintroduction of a bill that would legalize and tax adult-use recreational marijuana, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle contributed this article highlighting key focus areas for those looking to enter the potential new industry.
Cannabis Business Executive | November 25, 2020
On the heels of New Jersey’s vote to legalize cannabis, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle wrote this contributed article on potential side effects for neighboring New York and actions for businesses anticipating legalization in the Empire State.
Rochester Business Journal | March 20, 2020
Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this column analyzing a copyright dispute between home exercise giant Peloton and the National Music Publishers Association regarding the use of popular music in Peloton video workouts. This column was adapted from an NP alert by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp, and associate Catherine Savio.
Cannabis Alert | 04.01.21
Cannabis Alert | 11.20.20
Commercial Litigation Alert | 05.22.20
Litigation & Copyrights Alert | 04.30.20
Commercial Litigation Alert | 03.23.20
Litigation & Copyright Law Alert | 02.11.20
Cannabis Alert | 01.13.20
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Villanova University, B.A.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York