Cathy Rude

Senior Paralegal

Cathy Rude is a senior paralegal in the fund formation practice group and is a member of the business department. She joined Cooley in March 2020 and is a resident in the Boston office. She has extensive experience in the formation and ongoing support of private investment funds, including private equity funds and hedge funds, and assisting investment advisers with regulatory and compliance matters.

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Practices & Industries


  • Boston College
    MBA, 2007

  • Boston University
    BA, Economics
    summa cun laude, 2003

  • Loyola University Chicago Institute for Paralegal Studies
    Litigation Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies, 2014


  • Massachusetts Paralegal Association