Catherine J. Djang


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2016; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; inaugural Campbell Award recipient; Allan Morrow Sexuality and Gender Law Prize; essays & reviews editor, Columbia Law Review
  • BA (Politics), magna cum laude, Bates College, 2013; Henry W. and Raymond S. Oakes Fellow; Christopher M. Laconi Award


  • New York, 2017

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2019
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Alumni Council, Bates College
  • Burton Awards: Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award 2018
  • Empire State Counsel - New York State Bar Association (2016, 2017)

Catherine J. Djang


Catherine Djang is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice, where she represents clients in an array of complex commercial disputes and government enforcement matters.

During law school, Cat interned for the Honorable Pamela K. Chen of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She also served as essays and reviews editor of the Columbia Law Review and was a member of Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic as both a student clinician and teaching assistant.

Cat maintains an active pro bono practice, and has represented organizations in civil rights and LGBT rights impact litigation, as well as individuals in immigration and family law matters. She has also contributed to appellate amicus curiae briefs. 


  • Representing several mutual fund investment advisers against claims of excessive fees under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • Representing a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in an investigation by the Department of Justice concerning alleged violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Representing companies and individuals in a range of DOJ, SEC, and CFTC investigations.
  • Assisted in the representation of a public company in appraisal litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery arising out of a public M&A transaction. 
  • Assisted in the representation of a global finance company in an SEC investigation of its private equity funds.
  • Pro Bono – 
    • Represented voting rights organization in litigating protection of federal voting rights; secured favorable publicly-announced settlement.
    • Barber v. Bryant – Co-authored brief on behalf of amici curiae GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) in support of the petition seeking Supreme Court review of HB 1523, a Mississippi anti-LGBTQ law enacted following the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Also represented GLAD, NCLR, and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as amici curiae in the Fifth Circuit case.


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