Caitlin M. Higgins

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Caitlin is a graduate of Williams College and SUNY Buffalo Law School, magna cum laude.  While in law school, Caitlin served as Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Law Review.  She was also active in the moot courts, winning the Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition and placing as a semi-finalist at the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition - she won best oral argument at both. Caitlin was awarded both the Judge Matthew J. Jasen Appellate Practice Award and the Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award. After graduation, she worked as a litigation associate in the New York office of Cahill Gordon & Reindel, where she worked on various white collar investigations involving Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions, and practiced both securities and First Amendment litigation. Caitlin also clerked for the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Caitlin’s practice focuses on complex civil and criminal matters, in addition to government and internal investigations. 

Did You Know?  Caitlin was part of a national championship cross-country team while at Williams College. She now resides in Orchard Park with her husband and their King Charles Cavalier, Ollie. She’s active in her high school alma mater, Nardin Academy, and a loyal Williams alumna.   

 

Education:

  • Williams College, B.A.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D. magna cum laude

Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County

Honors:

  • Buffalo Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • Judge Matthew J. Jasen Appellate Practice Award
  • Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award
  • Charles S. Desmond Moot Court, Best Oral Argument, Best Brief
  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Best Oral Argument, Second-Best Brief