Catherine Baen is of counsel to the firm. Her practice is focused on defending individuals and corporations accused of criminal violations. She has the experience of handling a wide variety of criminal accusations, having tried more than 100 cases to jury verdicts. Before becoming associated with the firm, Cat was an associate at Bracewell & Patterson (now Bracewell & Guiliani). While there, she worked in the general litigation section where she participated with particular interest in several white-collar criminal cases. Cat left Bracewell to join the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. After four years as a prosecutor, Cat joined the law firm of Williams Bailey. At Williams Bailey, she handled environmental and toxic tort cases involving injuries caused by benzene, asbestos, and tobacco. Cat opened her own practice in 1995, focusing on criminal defense. Cat has particular expertise in defending against alleged violations of federal and state environmental laws.