Catherine Mattesich Taylor

Catherine Mattesich Taylor


Catherine Mattesich Taylor focuses her practice on government policy, Proposition 65, government litigation, and government contracting issues.

Catherine has experience representing clients in all types of employment-related claims. She conducts investigations and advises employers on strategies for handling issues such as wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, termination and retaliation. She also has experience in reviewing employee handbooks and employment policies and agreements.


  • Regulatory issues
  • Proposition 65
  • Class-action litigation
  • California employment law



  • Represented clients against employment law claims including harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and wage and hour class action disputes.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Taylor prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Pro Bono Consultant, Sacramento Splash, Sacramento, California, 2015-2016
  • Associate, Downey Brand LLP, 2014-2015
  • Associate, Jackson Lewis LLP, 2012-2014
  • Legal Fellow, DPK Consulting, San Francisco, California, 2011
  • Legislative Assistant, Legislative and Legal Department, California Newspaper Publishers Association, Sacramento, California, 2005

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, New Leaders Council
    • Board of Directors, 2013-2015
  • Member, Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of the Community
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Member, Capitol Network


  • J.D., with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2010
    • Member, Moot Court Honors Board
    • President, McGeorge Women’s Caucus, 2009-2010
    • Recipient, Academic Achievement Scholarship
    • Recipient, Witkin Award in Administrative Law
    • Recipient, Alumni Association Scholarship
    • Recipient, Order of the Barristers Award
    • Member, Roger J. Traynor Society
  • B.A., Political Science and Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, 2004
  • French Language and Culture Program, L’Université de Lyon, Lyon, France, 2004
  • California
  • French, Fluent