Catalina Joos Vergara

Catalina Joos Vergara is a partner in O’Melveny’s Los Angeles office. Catalina specializes in crafting perceptive and responsive solutions to complex, multidistrict disputes. She believes that an effective litigator must first be a mindful listener---that clients are best served by individualized, cost-efficient strategies, not a one-size-fits-all playbook. Catalina is also a skilled trial lawyer and appellate advocate who recognizes that a successful representation calls for a comprehensive trial and appellate strategy, even at the earliest stages of a case. Her guidance has helped financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods companies navigate high-stakes nationwide litigation.

A native Spanish speaker and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, Catalina brings a global perspective to her practice. She has counseled clients facing litigation and government investigations abroad, including in Latin America. She has also devoted significant time to representing Spanish-speaking immigrants pro bono, both before the Ninth Circuit and in immigration courts.

Catalina was O’Melveny’s 2012 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, and she speaks regularly on diversity in the legal profession. Within O’Melveny, she serves on the Women’s Advisory Board and the Diversity Council, and co-founded both the Women Attorneys’ Network and the Community Involvement Committee in her office. For her contributions, Catalina was awarded a Warren Christopher Values Award, an honor bestowed on those who exemplify the Firm’s legacy of excellence, leadership, and citizenship.

In the community, Catalina is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of The Music Center, one of the nation’s premier performing arts centers and an organization with a deep commitment to arts education; and Para los Niños, a non-profit agency that provides educational opportunities and related services to at-risk children in Los Angeles.

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Areas of Practice 1) Financial Services, 2) Class Actions, 3) Mass Torts and Insurance Litigation, 4) Product Liability and Mass Torts, 5) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 6) Health Care and 7) Internet Consumer Products Pharmaceuticals Litigation Data Security and Privacy
Law School Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Admitted Year 1997
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm O Melveny & Myers LLP
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