Overview

As a brief writer for the Littler CaseSmart – Litigation™ team, Catherine A. Rombeau formulates and executes briefing strategy for cases. She evaluates and selects legal authority that supports the facts and circumstances of each case and prepares substantive briefs and motions, including complex dispositive motions, discovery motions and briefing concerning discovery and other strategic issues. Catherine is based in New Hampshire.

Catherine has successfully represented employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission. She has experience advising employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including litigating claims arising under federal and state laws, such as:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • The Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • The Connecticut Human Rights and Opportunities Act (HROA)
  • Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Discrimination and retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge, defamation and related state torts

Prior to joining Littler, Catherine taught law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She served as a law clerk to Hon. C. Darnell Jones, II and Hon. Marvin J. Katz, both of the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She previously practiced labor and employment law with another nationally recognized law firm. While in law school, she served as a staff editor on the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.

 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

2013-present

Member

American Inn of Court

University of Pennsylvania Law School

2011-2013

President

Amherst College Association of Philadelphia

2009-2013

News, Analysis & Press

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1998magna cum laude

Bar Admission

New Hampshire
Connecticut
New York
Pennsylvania

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York