Catharine Reeves

Catharine Reeves is Deputy Director of the Constitutional and Specialized Torts Branch, where her primary responsibility is managing litigation under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. After several years in private practice, she began her public service career with the Department of Justice in October 1990 as a Trial Attorney defending Vaccine Act cases. She has handled all aspects of Vaccine Act claims, including the litigation of complex scientific issues, negotiation of settlements, and appellate matters, both at the Court of Federal Claims and the Federal Circuit. From January 1999 to September 2001, Ms. Reeves was Deputy Director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, where she participated in the adjudication of background investigations, acted as a decision maker on personnel actions, and assisted with administration of the Attorney General’s Honors Program. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Frostburg State University in 1982 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1985. She was admitted to practice in Maryland in 1985.

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