Emory University School of Law
Emory International Law Review, Managing Editor
B.A., with highest honors, 1992
Phi Beta Kappa
- Business Litigation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Commercial Disputes - Contracts and Business Torts
- Regulatory Compliance in the Zone of Market Meltdown
- Employment Law
- Fiduciary Duty, Trade Secret and Unfair Competition Litigation
- Financial Services Litigation
- Trial Practice
- Banking / Financial Services
- Consumer Products / Food / Beverage
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia, International Law Section, member; Labor and Employment Section, member
- Hispanic American Center for Economic Development, Board of Directors
Catherine Banich is Counsel in Stites & Harbison's Atlanta office. She is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Service Group. Her practice focuses on financial institutions litigation and complex commercial disputes, including contracts and business torts, trade secrets, restrictive covenants and employment law. Ms. Banich is an experienced litigator at the administrative, trial and appellate levels.
Ms. Banich is also a member of the firm's Employment Service Group. She regularly assists employers in successfully avoiding litigation. She analyzes, reviews and drafts employee handbooks, employment contracts, non-solicitation agreements, covenants not to compete and confidentiality agreements protecting trade secrets. She also advises and counsels in matters relating to wrongful discharge, employment discrimination disputes, minimum wage and overtime problems, and employment contracts and policies.
- Obtained significant attorneys' fee award on behalf of a large financial institution
- Conducted sexual harassment investigation for large non-profit organization
- Helped to obtain an order vacating the grant of summary judgment in a multi-billion dollar litigation involving Indian gaming casinos
Recent Speaking Engagements and Publications
- Employee Benefits: Pros and Cons of Flex Time," Womenetics, May 17, 2011
- "Volunteering for Nonprofit Boards: Important things to know when you support your community," May 5, 2008
- "Ten Tips for Avoiding Employment Problems in Your Business," 2004 Hispanic Business Summit.
Before Stites & Harbison
She was an associate in the Atlanta office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP, where she concentrated on employment and business and litigation.
More than Stites & Harbison
Catherine serves on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic American Center for Economic Development.