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Kim M. Catullo

Kim M. Catullo

Chair, Products Liability
Administrative Director of the New York Office

Ms. Catullo leads the Gibbons Products Liability Department, which has earned the New Jersey Law Journal’s “Products Liability Department of the Year” designation, and which has been heavily involved in some of the most complex, high-profile products liability cases in recent years. She concentrates her legal practice in products liability litigation, defending multisector corporations, including FORTUNE 50 and 100 healthcare companies, in high-profile litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country, including national class actions and Multidistrict Litigation. These cases involve cutting-edge legal issues for many nationally recognized name-brand products. Admitted in two states, the District of Columbia, and multiple federal courts, she not only handles complex pharmaceutical/medical device related litigation, but also litigates matters involving a gamut of products, ranging from recreational vehicles to industrial equipment and consumer goods. In addition to her litigation practice, she counsels corporate clients regarding various safety issues which may arise during the product development, marketing, and distribution stages.

Clients also rely on Ms. Catullo’s litigation skills in complex commercial matters and high-stakes mass tort litigation. She handles or supervises numerous complex, high-profile matters, which recently have included a groundbreaking settlement described in the media as “a rare feat of legal mediation,” as well as one of Law360’s “Top Product Liability Cases” of its year. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Catullo counsels corporate clients regarding various safety issues which may arise during the product development, marketing, and distribution stages.

In addition to chairing the very active Products Liability Department, Ms. Catullo is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, which devises and oversees all aspects of firm management, including policy development, financial management, growth strategies, and operations procedures, and she is Administrative Director of the New York office. She is also one of the leaders of the Gibbons Women’s Initiative, a highly successful platform for new and senior Gibbons women attorneys to participate with each other, clients, and high-level representatives from business and academia in quality educational and social programs that improve knowledge; foster teamwork; provide vital mentoring, networking, and business development opportunities; and promote the role of women in business.

Credentials

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

    • Seton Hall Legislative Law Journal (Assistant Director of Staffing)
    • Lordi Scholarship Recipient

Rutgers University (B.A.)

  • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Honor Society for Political Science)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

District of Columbia

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Western District of New York

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Defense Research Institute
Products Liability

Essex County Bar Association

Product Liability Editorial Advisory Board Member, Law360, 2011