Catherine E. Anderson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in New York, NY

Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP
 | 90 Broad St, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 332-209-4633
Fax: 646-520-3235
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Consumer Law (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Catherine E. Anderson is a partner with the Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP law firm in New York, New York. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 24 years of legal experience, Ms. Anderson primarily handles consumer class actions arising from fraudulent and deceptive business practices, defective products, banking, lending and insurance disputes, and more. She also devotes a significant portion of her practice to employment law matters, such as wage and hour disputes, Title VII discrimination claims, harassment, wrongful termination, employer retaliation, and other similar issues.

Known for her tenacity and competence as a trial lawyer, Ms. Anderson has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for her plaintiff clients, including an award of more than $20 million in a class action involving some 50,000 homeowners against a major mortgage lender. She has also recovered many six-figure awards for clients in collective actions involving wage and hour violations, Americans with Disabilities Act violations, and other serious matters.

At all turns, Ms. Anderson has proven herself an invaluable advocate for those who need help obtaining the justice they deserve, and she has earned numerous accolades from her peers along with many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Colgate University and member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, Ms. Anderson attended New York University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1995. While in law school, she served as editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics, and throughout her career, she has continued to contribute to her legal community through her involvement with various professional legal organizations.

Ms. Anderson is admitted to practice before all New York and New Jersey state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (30%)

Consumer Law (30%)

Employment Litigation (20%)

Employment & Labor (20%): Wage & Hour Laws

Focus Areas

Wage & Hour Laws

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Catherine Anderson

Admitted: 1996, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.gslawny.com/catherine-e-anderson.html

Honors/Awards:

  •  Honorary membership in Beta Gamma Sigma in recognition for professional achievement. , Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honoree, Pace University Chapter

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey., 1996

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I provide pro bono representation to the New York City Riding Academy.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Journal of International Law and Politics, Editor, New York University

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Hall, et al. v. Bank of America, et al.,12 cv-22700 (FAM)(S.D. Fla.)
  • Santos v. Carrington, et al., 2:16-cv-03679 (WHW)(D.N.J.) (nationwide settlement obtaining relief valued at over $8 million on behalf of residential mortgage loan borrowers in context of force placed insurance kickback case); Castro v City of New York, 05-civ-593 (LAK)(MHD) (obtained $400,000 jury verdict, which settled after trial in 2012); Patel, et al., v. Baluchis, 08-CIV-9985(S.D.N.Y.)(RJS)(wage and hour settlement valued at over $800,000); Cohen v. JP Morgan Chase., 04-cv-4098 (ILG)(E.D.N.Y.)(nationwide $20 million settlement on behalf of homeowners); Kent v. Hewlett Packard, C-09-05341 (JF)(N.D.C.A) (nationwide settlement valued at over $2 million on behalf of consumers); Sebrow, et al v. Allstate Insurance Co., 07-cv-3923 (FB)(RLM) (E.D.N.Y)(settlement providing 100% relief to over 54,000 homeowners); Russo v. WholeArts, Index No. 603037/03 (KM)(New York Supreme Court)(providing 100% payment of outstanding bills on behalf of members of defunct health plan).

Representative Clients:

  • I predominantly represent consumers in class actions and workers in employment matters, including work place discrimination, wrongful termination and wage and hour litigation. 

Educational Background:

  • Colgate University, BA, Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, 1992
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Office Location for Catherine E. Anderson

90 Broad St
10th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Phone: 332-209-4633

Fax: 646-520-3235

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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