Catherine Bai






Catherine has completed both a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science at The University of Waikato and is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Her summer project focused on designing and performing an experiment to create a recombinant protein with the expression of the glutamate dehydrogenase gene.

She comes from a heavily legal focused background working for the largest law firms in the Waikato region of New Zealand. Catherine has been working in the legal industry since 2019 with specific focus in the fields of government, environment, litigation and employment. She has experience assisting in licensing, litigation and legal research.

Catherine’s legal knowledge and qualifications in combination with her science degree enable her to provide specialized patent and trademark advice whilst also having an understanding of the client’s background and invention.

Catherine currently holds an internationally recognized diploma in French language (Diplôme d’études en langue française) and is currently learning New Zealand Sign Language.


Biology, chemistry, biochemistry


Bachelor of Laws (University of Waikato)

Bachelor of Science (Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry)

Lawyer (Australia)