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Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1985
  • B.A., Wheaton College, magna cum laude, 1980

    Member of Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Hartford County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Connecticut Bar Association, Honor Roll for Pro Bono work

President of Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation, 2007-2009

Vice President of Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation, 2006-2008

Board Member, Mercy Housing and Shelter, 2004 to present

Chair of Capital Campaign for Mercy Housing and Shelter

Catherine A. Mohan

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Partner
  • T: 860.275.6713
    F: 860.724.3397

Ms. Mohan is a partner in the Product Liability group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She started our Hartford office in 2001 and was its managing partner until 2003. In 2011, Ms. Mohan became the first woman to serve as Treasurer for the firm. In that role she is also Chair of the Finance Committee.

Her primary areas of practice are complex products liability, toxic tort, pharmaceutical, environmental, and personal injury litigation. She represents multinational companies throughout the United States. She is a member of the national counsel team representing a global pharmaceutical company. Ms. Mohan is New England Regional Counsel for a Fortune 100 company and National Counsel for a subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company. She is also the co-defense liaison counsel for the asbestos docket in Connecticut.

Ms. Mohan is recognized by clients and peers as one of the most experienced asbestos defense lawyers in the Northeast, having developed strategies for resolving thousands of cases nationally over the past 27 years. She has represented scores of manufacturing companies, coordinating their asbestos litigation throughout the country, including in Texas, New York, California, Oregon, Washington, the Midwest and East Coast. As lead trial counsel, she has tried cases to verdict in various states, including consolidated trials with hundreds of plaintiffs. Ms. Mohan has also participated in settlement negotiations involving single plaintiffs, as well as so-called “group,” “inventory,” and “matrix” agreements encompassing hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of claims.

Over the years, she has had extensive dealings with every major law firm representing asbestos claimants and developed a network of relationships across the country which provides a great resource for handling the ever-changing litigation, emergent issues, and to serve as referral/local counsel. In the past decade, Ms. Mohan’s mass tort litigation matters have involved all manner of causative agents including radiation, benzene, and pharmaceuticals. For example, since 2008, she has conducted depositions nationwide of plaintiffs and treating physicians in the anti-psychotic medications litigation. In 2008, Ms. Mohan successfully obtained summary judgment for a brand name pharmaceutical company in Connecticut. In 2005, as lead trial counsel for a global technology company, she favorably resolved hundreds of radiation cases filed in El Paso, Texas.

Ms. Mohan has been recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer in the 2006, 2007, and 2011-2014 editions in the Class Action/Mass Tort category, the only lawyer to be named in that category. In 2010, Ms. Mohan was selected as one of the Connecticut Law Tribune's Women in the Law: High Achiever's Yearbook.

Ms. Mohan is a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Association, reflecting superior service of the profession. She was recently appointed to the Chief Justice’s state-wide Pro Bono Task Force Committee.  

Representative Matters

Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 Companies
Coordinate mass-tort litigation for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies in several states around the country. These companies are multinational corporations with manufacturing facilities world-wide.