Catherine S. Giering

Katie Dalton

Partner
701 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

M 225 383 3796

F 225 343 9612

Catherine Saba Giering joined the firm as a partner in October 2020.  Prior to joining our firm, Cathy served as Court Attorney for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Her service included providing procedural and substantive advice to the Court; conducting legal research; reviewing case records; drafting proposed opinions, rulings and orders; providing objective advice to the judges and staff; occasionally conferring with counsel; analyzing complex legal issues; working on deadline; and providing proposed solutions to matters.
 
Prior to entering public service, Cathy was a litigator for almost 20 years in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana.
 
Cathy has successfully represented clients in jury and bench trials in Louisiana state and federal courts for over 20 years.  Local judiciary and attorneys highlight Cathy’s command of the rules of evidence and organized approach to oral argument and trial as among her greatest strengths. She also routinely represents clients in mediation, having mediated well over 1,000+ cases.
 
When practicing and prior to her work with the Middle District, Cathy’s representative clients ranged from the small locally-owned business to the large, complex corporation. She has successfully defended clients in general liability, premises liability, construction, professional liability, personal and commercial auto/transportation, products liability, insurance agents and brokers, admiralty and maritime matters (both land-based and offshore, including contract negotiations and litigation), healthcare litigation, and complex personal injury and property damage matters.
 
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (“LABI”) periodically assembles task forces to advise LABI.  Members of the task forces are nominated by LABI Board members and associated interests state-wide.  Cathy was nominated by a client and named to LABI’s Legal Advisory Council Task Force in March 2021.  The Legal Advisory Council members bring knowledge and insight from the daily practice of law to LABI’s advocacy.  This task force was created to guide LABI and its board on important legal topics like civil justice policy, amicus brief participation, judicial administration and structure and political positions.
   
Cathy is a mission-driven, experienced professional capable of providing proactive advice and services in legal, regulatory and policy matters associated with organizational activities and governance. Her work with corporate clients on a variety of non-litigation matters, ranging from contract negotiations, employment matters, compliance and governance issues, and minimizing risk and exposure, has demonstrated astuteness and attention to detail, integrity, discretion and adaptability to a broad range of issues, people and situations, as both a leader and member of inclusive teams.
   
 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member (1999 to present)
  • Federal Bar Association, Member (2015 to present)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member (1999 to present)
    • Professionalism Orientation Panel (2005)
    • High School Essay Contest Competition Judge (2006)
    • Young Lawyers Awards Selection Committee (2007)
    • Insurance, Negligence and Workers’ Compensation Section
    • Admiralty and Maritime Law Section
    • Employment and Labor Law Section
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member (2004 to present)
    • Membership Committee (2004-2006)
    • Moot Court Competition Judge (2006)
    • Young Lawyers Council (2006-2011)
      • Chair (2010-2011)
    • Bench Bar Conference Committee (2018 to present)
      • Committee & Conference Chair (2018 to present)
  • LABI's Legal Advisory Council Task Force (2021 to present)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (1999-2012)
  • Defense Research Institute (2004-2012)
    • Professional Liability Committee
    • Insurance Practice Committee
    • Products Liability Committee
    • Admiralty and Maritime Committee
 

Honors Awards

  • Greater Baton Rouge Business Report and Capital Area United Way “50 for the Future” (2008)
  • “Best Dressed” of Baton Rouge (2008; benefiting the American Cancer Society)
  • Greater Baton Rouge Business Report “Forty Under 40” (2010)
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leadership Baton Rouge (2013)
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association Judge Joseph Keogh Award (2013)
  • LSU Greek Excellence Award (2016)

Community Involvement

  • Junior League of Baton Rouge
    • Active Member (2004-2014)
    • Sustaining Member (2014 to present)
    • President (June 1, 2013-May 31, 2014)
  • Foundation for Woman’s Hospital
    • Inaugural Board of Trustees (2015 to present)
    • Woman’s Impact Society (2015 to present)
    • Strategic Planning Committee (2018 to present)
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
    • Board of Directors (2018 to present)
    • Marketing Committee (2018 to present)
    • Nominating Committee (2020 to present)
    • Professional Affairs Committee (2018 to present)
  • Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council (2016 to 2019)
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (formerly Our Lady of the Lake College)
    • Development Board (2014)
  • LSU Rural Life Museum Board of Trustees (2015 to 2019)
  • Forum 35 (2005-2012)
    • John Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Fellow (2006-2008)
  • Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA Board of Directors (2005-2008)
    • Chair (2007-2008)
  • River City Jazz Coalition (2007 to present)
  • LSU Alumni Association (2001 to present)
  • LSU Foundation (2001 to present)
  • Friends of the LSU Rural Life Museum (2001 to present)
  • Manship Theatre (2007 to present)
  • Tiger Athletic Foundation (2001 to present)
  • University Laboratory School Foundation (2007 to present)
  • University Laboratory School Cub Club (2012 to present)
    • Board of Directors, Secretary (2015-2018)
    • Board of Directors, Vice Chair (2018 to 2020)
    • Board of Directors, Chair (2020 to 2021)

Education

  • Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, B.A., 1996
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1999

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1999
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1999
  • U.S. District Court of the Western District of Louisiana, 1999
  • U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Louisiana, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2017

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