Houston Phone +1.713.890.5120 Fax +1.713.890.5001
1000 Louisiana St., Suite 4000//Houston, TX 77002-5006//United States
Catherine North Hounfodji regularly counsels and defends clients in matters relating to privacy, cybersecurity, class actions, state consumer privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act, consumer protection laws, retail operations, loyalty and gift card programs, unclaimed property, and commercial disputes.
Catherine led a multi-team, multi-year effort for a major retail client to track and analyze COVID-19 restrictions across the United States. Catherine has more than a decade of experience litigating commercial disputes and defending against wage and hour, healthcare, and tort claims.
Catherine also maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes assisting immigrant clients with Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and residency applications, election-related litigation, and expungements.
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 as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin (in West Africa). Catherine is fluent in French and holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
Recipient, Houston Bar Association, President’s Award for Outstanding Service (2021)
Member, Houston Bar Association
Member, Association of Women Attorneys
Member, Gender Fairness Committee, Houston Bar Association (Co-Chair, 2020–2021)
Pro Bono Counsel, Tahirih Justice Center
Arizona Law Review (2007–2009)