Catherine Munson is the Managing Partner of the firm's Washington, D.C. office and co-leader of the Native American Affairs practice. Ms. Munson has extensive litigation experience, representing tribal clients in complex cases before the Court of Federal Claims, federal district courts, federal appellate courts, the United States Supreme Court and administrative agencies. Ms. Munson also advises tribal and business entities on a variety of matters including water issues, code drafting, occupational health and safety, tax, sovereign immunity and insurance procurement and loss prevention.

Ms. Munson was awarded the Managing Partner Pro Bono award for her work on behalf of the Piro-Manso-Tiwa Tribe in southern New Mexico. Ms. Munson has been recognized as a 2016 and 2017 Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer” for Native American Law and a 2013 Washington, D.C. “Rising Star” for General Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Previously, she was recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine.


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1999)

    with honors

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., Political Science (1995)

    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia (2009)
  • Georgia (1999)


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

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Experience Highlights

Davilla, et al. v. Enable Midstream Partners, L.P.
Kilpatrick Townsend currently represents enrolled members of the Comanche, Caddo, Apache, Cherokee, and Kiowa Tribes of Oklahoma, who own an more
Water litigation for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Lead counsel for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in its case against California water districts seeking a declaration and quantification more
Trespass Class Action Against the United States
Successfully represented a Tribe and over 1,000 allottees in a complex class action trespass claim against the United States regarding an expired more
Significant Discovery Ruling for Tribes
Obtained the first discovery ruling by a federal court requiring that the United States search through 34,000 boxes of records it stored at the more