Kim Catullo Named Among Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching”
October 1, 2011
Kim M. Catullo, Chair of the Gibbons Products Liability Department who has been extensively involved with the Gibbons Women’s Initiative since its inception, has been named one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” for 2011. The annual “Women Worth Watching” feature highlights influential senior women executives from companies of all sizes across the country, showcasing their commitment and achievements. Ms. Catullo is profiled in the September/October 2011 issue.
“Through the numerous leadership positions she has held at Gibbons, Kim serves as a role model to future firm leaders while also helping to guide their careers,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “Her selection by Profiles in Diversity Journal as one of its ‘Women Worth Watching’ is well-deserved recognition of Kim’s commitment to her clients, her firm, and, particularly, the advancement of women in the workplace.”
Ms. Catullo’s selection was based in part on her many professional achievements. As Chair of the Gibbons Products Liability Department, she manages one of the largest such practices in the Northeast, comprising more than 30 attorneys across each Gibbons office with a litigation presence. Ms. Catullo herself handles jury trials and other litigation (including national trial team roles, as well as regional counsel assignments) involving cutting-edge legal issues, nationally recognized name-brand products, and high exposure matters on behalf of Fortune 100 clients. She is also Administrative Co-Director of the New York office of Gibbons, which houses more than 60 attorneys representing each Gibbons practice group. As one of ten members of the firm’s Executive Committee, she is closely involved in all aspects of firm management, including policy development, financial management, growth strategies, and operations procedures.
In addition, Ms. Catullo has been very involved in the development and growth of the Gibbons Women’s Initiative, founded in 1997, as part of a talented team that has nurtured this program into a thriving network for women in the legal and business communities. She has served as Chair of the Career Development & Mentoring Committee, responsible for the Initiative’s mentoring platform. In that role, she would supervise and monitor the numerous mentoring circles of women attorneys at various levels in the firm, important support networks that meet regularly to discuss professional growth, business development strategies, and work/life balance. She also leads multiple efforts to expand diversity throughout the firm and broader legal, business, and social communities.