Catherine Anne Conway


Catherine Anne Conway



Catherine Anne Conway was born in San Francisco, California. She attended Purdue University, where she received her B.A. in Political Science in 1975. In the fall of that same year, she enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, receiving her J.D. in 1978. Conway began her career at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, before translating her extensive courtroom experience into a successful employment law career.

Conway’s trial skills and experience, in state and federal litigation, have led her to partnerships in the California offices of multiple law firms, including: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (1986-2000), Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field (2000-2012), and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (2012- ). Conway’s practice focuses on complex employment litigation, including class actions, with an emphasis on wage-and-hour litigation trials. Her client list includes such high-profile names as Starbucks, ConocoPhillips, Wal-Mart, and Ernst & Young.

Chambers USA recognized Conway as one of American’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2015), while the Los Angeles Daily Journal named her one of the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California (2009-2013). The same publication named her one of the top Women Lawyers in 2012 and 2014. She received the California Lawyer of the Year award from California Lawyer magazine, in the category of employment law in 2010. Conway serves on the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Board of Visitors (2003- ) and served as Chair in 2011/12. Catherine Anne Conway was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2016.


Maurer Alumni, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows


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