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Nossaman LLP

Catherine F. Ngo


T 415.438.7282
F 415.398.2438
50 California Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Catherine Ngo's practice focuses on commercial disputes and litigation.  Her experience includes the representation of clients in complex litigation and investigations involving financial services, real estate, product liability and insurance recovery issues. 

Prior to joining Nossaman, Ms. Ngo served as a judicial extern for the Honorable John T. Noonan, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and for the Honorable Fumiko H. Wasserman, Los Angeles Superior Court, Appellate Division. 

Ms. Ngo contributes her comments and insights on court decisions and news impacting privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection law to the Firm's Privacy Law Report blog. 

She is conversant in Mandarin.

Representative Work

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Represents the FDIC in a variety of commercial litigation resulting from recent bank failures; assists in investigations of professional liability claims against officers and directors and outside professionals.

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company.  Represented insureds in real estate disputes for claims involving easements and quiet title. 

Represented telecommunications company in litigation of cellular site equipment lease agreement. 

Represented Fortune 500 retailer in defense of product liability claims seeking $1 million in damages for permanent injury resulting from bicycle accident.

Represented sitting district attorney in state bar disciplinary proceeding involving charges of prosecutorial misconduct.

Catherine F. Ngo
Catherine F. Ngo



J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2012, cum laude, Executive Editor, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

B.A., University of Southern California, 2009, magna cum laude

Coursework, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2007



United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Professional Affiliations

Wu Yee Children's Services, Board of Directors

American Bar Association, Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

Asian American Bar Association

Bar Association of San Francisco

California Minority Counsel Program

IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) – CIPP/US (Certified Information Privacy Professional)

University of Southern California Asian Pacific Alumni Association


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