Katherine Ann Fermo completed her Bachelor of Arts and Science at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. During her undergraduate degree at McGill University, she co-founded the Filipino Solidarity Collective, a working group under McGill University’s Public Interest and Research Group.
In this capacity, she facilitated a discussion on the socio-historical racism facing Filipino-Canadian immigrants and migrants; highlighting the potential for community capacity building and research. This has developed her critical eye toward the conditions and lived experiences of immigrant workers, resulting in a book publication in 2013 and subsequent journal articles. It is through this experience that resulted in her preliminary interests in law, in relation to supporting and enabling people to defend and promote their rights and responsibilities. This is evidenced through her numerous involvements in pro bono initiatives and various legal internships.
She completed her law degree at University of Sussex in Brighton, UK and went on to finish her Masters in International Commercial Law. She has been involved in several academic competitions, namely mooting, client interviewing and mediation.
She continuously aspires to challenge her knowledge by experience and education. Presently, she is working on a research paper regarding the possibility of including Foreign Direct Liability clauses in investment treaties through analysing international and domestic framework for Multinational Corporations.
At Reiss Edwards, she is managing a diverse portfolio of cases with Points Based System, Nationality, European and Family categories. With respect to this, she has received numerous google reviews by way of her helpful and determined of which clients have consistently commended.
She enjoys singing, playing piano, acting, playing basketball and spending time with family and friends in her free time.