Catherine Jasserand studied law in France where she obtained a maîtrise in public law (Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne) and a postgraduate degree in European law (DESS, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne). She also holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and New Technology Law from the University of California, Berkeley. She qualified as a lawyer in France and in the USA (New York Bar). Catherine worked as a summer research assistant to Pamela Samuelson and as a legal adviser in an American law firm in Brussels. She has also held different positions in European institutions (the European Parliament and the European Central Bank) and has worked as a European lobbyist in finance.
In 2010, Catherine joined IViR and worked on different projects (duties of care for Internet service providers, Creative Commons and design as well as the interface between copyright and public sector information for the WIPO). Since 2012, she is working as an editor and coordinator for IRIS, the monthly newsletter on audiovisual law published by the European Audiovisual Observatory.