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Catherine V. Nystrom
Ms. Nystrom is an associate attorney practicing in the firm’s labor and employment and litigation practice groups. She represents both public and private sector employers across a broad spectrum of employment law matters.
A 2011 law school graduate, Ms. Nystrom provides advice and counsel and litigation support in a variety of areas. Her specific experience includes:
- Legal research and drafting of memoranda in the areas of:
- Personnel policies
- Wage and hour issues
- Discrimination and harassment
- Labor policy and collective bargaining
- Health and retirement benefits
- Assisting with editing employee handbooks and personnel policies
- Conducting all aspects of litigation, including discovery, researching and drafting motions, and preparing for and appearing in court
Prior to joining KMTG in 2013, Ms. Nystrom was an associate in a Sacramento-based litigation firm where she represented individual and corporate defendants in insurance litigation, employment law, and personal injury matters.
During law school, Ms. Nystrom worked for a year as a legal intern for the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) where she researched and drafted memoranda and legal documents, and applied environmental principles to a wide variety of legal issues involving agency contracts, land use and constitutional law.
Examples of legal matters for which Ms. Nystrom has provided legal assistance and/or litigation support include:
- Assisted in the defense of large insurance companies, handling all facets of discovery, including written discovery and depositions.
- Authored and argued dispositive motions, including a successful motion for summary judgment on behalf of a non-profit organization client.
Professional Activities & Affiliations
- Media Chair, Barristers’ Club of Sacramento
- Vice Chair of Membership, Women Lawyers of Sacramento
- Member, California State Bar Association
- Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
- Mentor, McClatchy High School’s Law & Public Policy Academy (L&PPA)
- Member, MetroEDGE
While serving on the editorial board of the McGeorge Law Review, Ms. Nystrom wrote two articles: “Trading the Cap and Gown for Dress Blues, Chapter 296 Makes Traditional Graduation Dress Optional for Active Military Grads,” 41 McGeorge L. Rev. 543 (2010); and “Chapter 405: Military IDs are Sufficient for the Purchase of Alcohol, 41 McGeorge L. Rev. 493 (2010).
Admitted to Practice
- All California State Courts
- United States District Court, Eastern District of California
J.D. University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2011
- Graduated with Distinction
- Member, Roger J. Traynor Honor Society
- Recipient, Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Research and Writing
- Chief Symposium Editor, McGeorge Law Review (2010-2011)
- Legislative and Comment Staff Writer, McGeorge Law Review (2009-2010)
- Student Associate, Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court
- Mentor, Pacific Pathways Mentoring Program
- Study Abroad, Fundamental Rights in Europe and the United States under Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Salzburg, Austria (July 2009)
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007
- Major in Communications; Minor in Anthropology
- Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- Study Abroad, University of Sussex, Brighton, Falmer, UK (Summer 2006)