Samantha H. Catalano Joins Gallagher & Kennedy’s Environmental Team

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Samantha H. Catalano Joins Gallagher & Kennedy’s Environmental Team

Gallagher & Kennedy is pleased to welcome Samantha H. Catalano to its Sante Fe, New Mexico office.

Samantha’s practice focuses primarily in the regulatory areas of civil litigation, environmental and natural resources, and oil and gas law. She successfully handles motions and trial preparation and appears before regulatory bodies such as the Oil Conservation Division.

In addition to her legal experience, Catalano brings a unique scientific perspective to her practice, having previously worked in medical administration, laboratory research, and as a Veterinary Technician. Her diverse background and interdisciplinary approach enable her to provide innovative solutions to complex legal issues.

"We are thrilled to welcome Samantha to our team. Her impressive academic achievements and extensive professional experience make her a valuable addition to our firm’s environmental practice. We look forward to her contributions in serving our clients in New Mexico, Arizona, and throughout the country."

Dalva Moellenberg, Managing Shareholder of G&K’s Santa Fe Office

Samantha joins G&K’s environmental and natural resources practice from Montgomery & Andrews, P.A., where she worked as a law clerk and associate attorney.

Graduating summa cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of New Mexico School of Law, Samantha earned multiple CALI Awards and the Leo M. Romero Criminal Justice Award. She served as the Professional Articles Editor for the New Mexico Law Review and engaged in various extracurricular activities, including serving as President and Treasurer of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and on the Board of the Animal Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar, where she currently serves as YLD Liaison.

Before pursuing a legal career, Samantha worked in laboratory research, managed surgical practices, and worked as a Veterinary Technician. She was a Crimson Scholar and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors from New Mexico State University, and studied Neuroscience and Spanish at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where she was a Distinguished Alden Scholar.