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Cathy Mondell

Lecturer on Law

Fall 2024

Catherine Mondell
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Cathy Mondell is the Senior Clinical Instructor for the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), an organization that trains students and community members as mediators, and that provides pro bono mediation services in courts throughout the greater Boston area. Alongside her work with HMP, Cathy maintains her own dispute resolution practice, is an active member of multiple organizations that support and promote dispute resolution alternatives. She has coached and taught mediation and negotiation skills to groups through the Harvard Negotiation Institute at the HLS Program on Negotiation and through graduate programs in business and law at several Boston-area schools.

Before focusing her work on mediation, Cathy was a Partner in the Litigation practice at Ropes & Gray LLP where she spent the first decades of her legal career successfully litigating business, insurance and securities cases in federal and state courts across the country. As a litigator, she consistently worked with her clients to identify and deploy a wide range of dispute resolution tools, including mediation, arbitration, targeted litigation, and structured settlement discussions. Those experiences have continued to inform her interest in promoting efficiency in the administration of justice.

Cathy graduated from Harvard Law School with honors and magna cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Operations Research and an additional certification in Engineering Management Systems.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States