McCarter & English has appointed partner Catherine A. Mohan as Treasurer of the firm, effective February 1, 2011. Ms. Mohan is the first woman to hold this position at McCarter. A founding partner of the firm's Hartford office - established 10 years ago this month - Mohan has been an attorney for 25 years. As Firm Treasurer, Mohan also assumes the role of Chair of the McCarter Finance Committee, which focuses on firm expenses and revenue, and serves in an advisory capacity to the Executive Committee.She also plans to continue her work in the product liability practice at the firm.
In addition to her new role as Firm Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, Ms. Mohan, in the last year alone, was also elected to McCarter's Executive Committee and appointed by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Chase Rogers to a committee of judges, attorneys and corporate representatives to lead the state's newly-formed pro bono task force. The task force consists primarily of counsel for several large corporations, members of legal aid organizations, and several members of the judiciary. The group has been given six months to come up with a concrete plan for addressing the growing problem of unrepresented litigants.
Recognized as one of the most experienced asbestos defense lawyers in the Northeast, Ms. Mohan's primary areas of practice are complex products liability, toxic tort, pharmaceutical, environmental, and personal injury litigation.
McCarter has announced that Thomas H. Curran has joined the firm as a partner in the Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice in Boston. Mr. Curran handles all aspects of insolvency law with a particular focus on creditor rights. Some of his key industries include real estate, construction, aircraft and corporate leasing as well as intellectual property rights pertaining to technology and biotechnology.
A native Bostonian, Mr. Curran represents secured and unsecured creditors, committees of creditors, trustees and equity security holders in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings as well as financial institutions and other lenders in out-of-court loan restructurings, assignments for the benefit of creditors, foreclosures, repossessions, and the sale of distressed assets and businesses.He also represents business debtors in workout, restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Curran has an extensive background in commercial and complex business litigation including veil piercings, corporate officer and director liability, successor liability and construction and real estate litigation.
In addition, Mr. Curran has represented clients throughout the United States in over 200 bench trials, jury trials, adversarial hearings, and in governmental agency administrative hearings. He has also served as outside general counsel to several national and regional companies.He is admitted to the Massachusetts Federal and State Bar, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court.