Caitlin Vaughn is Of Counsel at Edelson PC where her work focuses on investigating and developing civil cases that are targeted at protecting consumers, workers, government interests and vulnerable communities for the Investigations team.
Caitlin previously served as the Director of Public Client Case Development for a prominent plaintiffs firm where she was responsible for the management, identification, and investigation of public client cases.
Caitlin has extensive state government experience having worked for the New York State Senate for ten years in the capacity of Counsel to Chairs of the Senate Aging, Codes and Health Committees. She also served as the Director of the bipartisan Joint Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. In those roles she was responsible for the management of the legislative and policy agendas of various state senators. Her work has resulted in the passage of statewide laws related to concussion management policies in schools, telehealth parity, Lyme disease prevention, and elder abuse, among other things.
In addition to her legal work, Caitlin completed her Ph.D. at Georgetown University with a dissertation that studied the potential for political bias in state retirement system investment strategies. During her graduate school tenure, she also worked as a Duke University Health Policy Fellow at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. While there, she worked on research and presentations for WHO Member States and advocacy organizations focusing on tobacco control policy and prevention.
- Before joining Edelson PC, Caitlin investigated and developed cases against leading meal delivery companies for widespread consumer protection violations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This resulted in public complaints filed by the City of Chicago against Grubhub and DoorDash, and a $10 million settlement between the City and Uber Eats and Postmates.
- At a previous firm, Caitlin investigated and developed cases against financial technology providers for consumer protection and privacy violations on their platforms. This resulted in a public complaint filed by the State of Hawaii against Venmo and PayPal in December 2022.
- “Leveraging Their Power: Inside the Bureaucratic Relationships of Public Pension Governance Bodies and Their Agendas.” Georgetown University, 2019.
- New York
- Washington, D.C.