Director of LLM Programs and Professor of the Practice of Law
Office phone: (757) 221-2456
Office location: Room 283
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Professor Catherine Stahl is a Professor of the Practice of Law at William & Mary Law School and the Director of LLM Programs. Professor Stahl began her legal career as an associate in the Washington D.C. office of Dechert LLP and then became a partner in the litigation group at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, Illinois.
Professor Stahl has broad complex commercial litigation and regulatory enforcement experience, in which she has handled matters in a variety of disciplines, including antitrust, products liability, environmental, white collar and securities, class actions, and internal investigations. She has litigated matters in both trial and appellate proceedings in more than two-dozen state and federal jurisdictions and has represented clients on a global scale, traveling to every continent except Antarctica. Her clients spanned a wide range of industries including automotive, aviation, chemical, financial, food and beverage, insurance, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and utilities.
While at Kirkland and Dechert, Professor Stahl was recognized for her robust pro bono contributions, including the supervision of associates and law students on matters ranging from immigration and asylum, landlord tenant, and domestic violence to prisoner civil rights, veterans affairs, and voting rights.
Professor Stahl received her bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from Northwestern University and her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was articles editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law. She has previously taught at University of Illinois College of Law and George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Professor Stahl is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.