Bernadette W. Catalana

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in New York, NY

MG+M The Law Firm
 | 14 Wall St, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 585.734.7087
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Working in the New York City office of MG+M, Bernadette W. Catalana represents corporations and businesses in product liability cases, including mass tort and toxic tort actions. Serving as National Coordinating Counsel for a Fortune 100 client, she is an experienced litigation strategist and negotiator that has managed, and ultimately resolve, thousands of trial-set cases. She is a skilled writer, editor and speaker. Bernadette co-authored Candid Talk Women, a CLE program that encourages women to "opt-in" to the practice of law, highlighting the opportunities and satisfaction that accompany staying in practice. She delivers Candid Talks to lawyers around the country. She is also the author of Mentoring Moments, which are published regularly on LinkedIn, offering practice tips and career advice for lawyers and other working professionals. Bernadette serves on the board of Precious Dreams Foundation, a New York City-based charity whose mission is to provide bedtime comfort items and mental health programs supporting emotional independence to children in transitional housing, including the homeless and those in foster care.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (80%): Asbestos, Toxic Torts, Toxic Torts

Personal Injury - Products (40%): Products Liability, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Products Liability, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Asbestos, Toxic Torts, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019

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About Bernadette Catalana

Admitted: 1996, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.mgmlaw.com/bernadette-catalana

Honors/Awards:

  • Robert Connolly Oral Advocacy Award, 1995
  • American Heart Association Volunteer Recognition Award, 2003
  • Recognized as one of The Daily Record’s “Up and Coming Attorneys.”
  • Recognized as one of Rochester’s “40 Under 40”, The Rochester Business Journal, 1998
  • Received the “Up and Coming Business Women – Law Award”, Rochester Women’s Network, 2003

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • United States Tax Court
  • Monroe County Bar Associations
  • Federal Circuit

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board member Precious Dreams Foundation, a New York City-based charity whose mission is to provide bedtime comfort items and mental health programs supporting emotional independence to children in transitional housing, including the homeless and those in foster care., 2019
  • Immediate Past Board Chair of BOA Editions, Ltd.  Currently serves on the National Advisory Board.
  • Former Trustee of the Evan Cummings Trust
  • Former Board Member of the Rochester chapters of the American Red Cross
  • Inaugural Chair of the Our Lady of Mercy Gala
  • Former Board Member of the Rochester chapters of the American Heart Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “The Battle for Baby Jessica: a Conflict of Best Interests” (43 Buff. L. Rev. 583 1995), Author
  • Candid Talk Women, Co-Author

Educational Background:

  • Binghamton University, State University of New York, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
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Office Location for Bernadette W. Catalana

14 Wall St
28th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 585.734.7087

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Last Updated: 7/2/2019

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