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Catherine Strauss is the Columbus Office Managing Partner of Ice Miller. She is an adviser and advocate for employers with workforces in Ohio and nationally. Preferring practical outcomes based on a keen knowledge of the law and common sense judgment, Catherine is an effective adviser in managing risks and conflict avoidance. When disputes are unavoidable, Catherine is a tenacious trial attorney, having successfully represented employers and businesses in all types of legal proceedings, both in Ohio and nationally. 

Prior to Ice Miller, she served as Associate Corporate Counsel for Regency Centers, a real estate investment trust based in Jacksonville, Florida. While there, Catherine managed Regency's nationwide litigation and disputes. She also counseled on risk avoidance and matters involving bankruptcy, use restrictions, public takings, lease covenants, development and tenant issues. 

Prior to Regency Centers, she worked at Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA where she represented businesses in litigation and disputes. She has extensive experience in all aspects of the trial and appellate process, in addition to arbitrations and mediations. Catherine has litigated cases in a variety of matters, including all aspects of employment claims, breach of contract, trademark infringement, trade secret, non-compete, corporate governance, and a variety of others. 

Catherine earned her law degree from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the Public Contracts Law Journal, Trial Court Board and Moot Court. She is also a proud graduate of The Ohio State University Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a minor in political science.

Catherine is a voracious speaker and has been published numerous times.  A complete list of publications and speaking engagements is available at

Catherine Strauss

Catherine Strauss

Office Managing Partner

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