Cathleen M. Devlin
Cathleen Devlin litigates a broad array of business disputes, including complex commercial contract and business tort matters as well as piercing the corporate veil and alter ego liability issues. She also handles class action defense matters and environmental cost recovery and contribution actions. In addition, she counsels clients in navigating investigations and audits arising from federal and state government inquiries.
Cathleen has over 20 years of experience pursuing and defending cases in the federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. Favorable outcomes that she has achieved for her clients have come by way of successful motions, trial judgments, appeals, arbitration awards and negotiated settlements.
Cathleen is an avid golfer, and has a niche practice counseling golf industry clients about developments in the law as to golf course design safety issues, disputes with neighboring property owners and other contract, tort, real estate and environmental issues affecting golf course owners and operators. Beyond golf, Cathleen is passionate about supporting mixed-breed dog rescue and adoption organizations. She is also committed to serving the legal profession through active participation in the leadership of the ABA Section of Litigation, and is currently serving as a member of Council, the Section's governing body, for a three-year term through 2021.
Cathleen regularly presents to a variety of in-house counsel teams on CLE topics including ethical issues in contract negotiations, negotiating and enforcing contractual indemnification provisions, and attorney-client privilege tips for in-house counsel. Recent programs have been presented at a Fortune 500 commercial real estate services company, a leading global foodservice retail chain, and a prominent nationwide owner/operator of shopping centers.