Catherine North Hounfodji has spent the past year leading efforts to track and implement COVID-related state and local orders, managing multiple teams that research and report relevant orders and requirements, analyze them for impact, and counsel inform the business units on necessary actions to maintain compliance. In addition to her retail counseling practice, Catherine has more than 10 years of experience in commercial litigation, appellate practice, wage and hour litigation, healthcare liability claims, and civil rights litigation.
Before attending law school, Catherine spent 10 years working in the field of education, including five years working with the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and three years teaching high school physics and chemistry in Benin (West Africa) as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Catherine is fluent in French and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2009, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
Duke University, 1996, B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Western District of Texas
US District Court for the District of Arizona
Clerkship to Judge Virginia C. Kelly of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 2 (2011 - 2012)
Clerkship to Chief Judge Joseph W. Howard of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 2 (2009 - 2011)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Houston Bar Association
Member, Association of Women Attorneys
Member, Gender Fairness Committee, Houston Bar Association