Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Litigation & Investigations
BAE Systems (Washington, DC)
CATHERINE KANE RONIS is the Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Investigations for BAE System, Inc. She manages complex litigation matters and government investigations, including False Claims Act cases, bid protests, commercial litigation, and other government contract disputes. In her role, Catherine is responsible for providing support and counseling to ensure that the legal rights of the Company and its business units are protected and enforced in connection with actual and threatened litigation in a timely and cost efficient manner. She also routinely counsels business clients on important non-litigation matters, including product safety issues and trade secret issues. Before joining BAE Systems, Catherine was a partner in a major international law firm. As part of her practice, Catherine successfully counseled several Fortune 50 companies on regulatory matters and led a number of large teams in a variety of litigation and investigation matters before the federal and state courts, and regulatory agencies. Catherine also volunteered her time representing indigent clients at the Legal Aid Society. Catherine graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, where she received numerous awards, was on the Deans’ List, and was a Senior Editor for the Syracuse Law Review. Catherine received her undergraduate degree from Holy Cross College with a double major in economics and political science. Catherine lives in Potomac, MD with her husband and three children.