Gentry Locke Elects Catherine Huff to Partner

Cate Huff, Gentry Locke attorneyROANOKE, Va. (January 12, 2017) Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Catherine J. Huff has been promoted to the position of Partner, effective January 1, 2017.

Huff, who practices in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Insurance practice groups, has litigated in federal and state courts throughout Virginia. In her practice, she defends employers against discrimination and workplace claims and advises businesses a number of industries, including the restaurant and hospitality industry.

“I thoroughly enjoy working with a variety of individuals and getting to know my clients and their businesses,” said Huff. “Understanding how their companies operate enables me to better anticipate and address their legal needs.”

Some of Huff’s career highlights include representing companies before the EEOC, Department of Labor, and other agencies, and in complex litigation involving Title VII, defamation, wage and hour, workers’ compensation and other employment-related issues. Her practice also includes advising management and companies on their labor and employment practices to address these matters. Huff is also experienced in representing insurers in auto liability and premises liability litigation, as well as fire and other property damage litigation.

In 2016, Huff was named a “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine for the area of Young Lawyer (Under 40). In addition, she was named a Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Workers’ Compensation in 2015 and Labor and Employment Litigation in 2015 and 2016. Active in the community, Huff serves on the board of directors for Opera Roanoke and Roanoke Wildlife Rescue, and is a volunteer at the Blue Ridge Legal Services Pro Bono Hotline.

Huff earned her B.A. magna cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and received her J.D. from Liberty University.

About Gentry Locke

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