Overview

Catherine Ann Stevens advises clients across a variety of issues and topics, including government-related concerns, oil and gas, natural resources, healthcare, transportation, aviation, corporate, museum administration and patrimony disputes, charitable foundations and medical research institutions.

Catherine joined Mayer Brown in 2001. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Terra Foundation for the Arts (1996–2000), with executive responsibility for art museums in Chicago, Illinois and Giverny, France. Catherine also served as General Counsel for the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC (1992–1993) and for Occidental International Corporation (1989–1991). Earlier, she held the position of Alaska Counsel for a joint venture petrochemical project (1979–1980). From 1975 to 1979, she was a partner with an Alaskan law firm, with a practice in oil and gas and aviation law. Catherine also held government positions, including District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial District, State of Alaska (1974–1975); Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska’s Civil Division, Juvenile Court and Consumer Protection (1972–1974); and Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of California, Criminal Division (1970–1972). From 1965 to 1966, Catherine worked in the Office of United States Senator Ernest Gruening in Washington, DC.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

University of San Diego School of Law, JD, magna cum laude

The George Washington University Law School

Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, BSFS, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court

  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US District Court for the District of Alaska
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Memberships

  • Ford’s Theatre, Board of Trustees
  • The Shakespeare Theatre, Board of Trustees
  • The Washington National Opera, Board of Trustees
  • The Kennedy Center, Board of Trustees
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Advisory Council
  • WETA, Public Television Station, Board of Trustees
  • National Foundation for Mental Health, Board of Directors
  • Washington Bach Consort, Board of Directors
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association