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Ninth Circuit executive Cathy Catterson to retire

SAN FRANCISCO (Press Release) — Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced the impending retirement of Cathy A. Catterson, Circuit and
Court of Appeals Executive for the Ninth Circuit. Catterson plans to officially step down on Feb.  28, 2017.

Catterson has  more than 40 years of distinguished service to the judicial branch and is considered one of the deans of federal court management. Working alongside the last seven chief judges of the Ninth Circuit, she has played a significant role in the administration of justice, helping to conceive and implement many of the innovative policies and initiatives undertaken by the federal courts of the West.

Catterson, 64, served as Clerk of Court for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1985 to 2007, when she was selected to fill the newly created position of Circuit and Court of Appeals Executive.