Katherine Cotton is a litigation lawyer with a focus on employment law and expertise in human resources management issues, workplace policies and the labour relationship. She formed Cotton Professional Corporation in 2008 after practicing litigation for two decades in a full-service Ottawa law firm where she was a partner. Katherine provides legal advice and representation to businesses and executives bringing clarity and a practical approach to complex and difficult legal issues. She appears before all levels of the Ontario Courts and before various administrative tribunals as a compelling advocate for her clients.
Katherine has a keen interest in corporate governance and was a board member and committee chair of NAV CANADA where she served the maximum tenure of nine years until retiring in 2010. As a member of the Corporate Governance Committee, the Audit Committee and serving as Chair of the Safety Committee she was actively involved in the oversight of Canada’s privatized air navigation service through key formative years and critical global events affecting the aviation industry worldwide.
Katherine was educated at the University of Western Ontario and Queen’s University and obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1987.