Cathy Mondell is the Clinical Instructor for the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), supervising clinical students in that program.
Cathy mediates cases in local courts using the facilitative co-mediation model taught by HMP, as well as through her own practice which focuses on mediation and arbitration services for complex commercial cases. Cathy is an active member of multiple organizations in the Boston area that support and promote dispute resolution alternatives, and has coached and taught mediation and negotiation skills to groups through the Harvard Negotiation Institute at the HLS Program on Negotiation and at other area schools.
A graduate of Harvard Law School and former Partner at Ropes & Gray, Cathy spent the first 18 years of her legal career successfully litigating business, insurance and securities cases. Throughout that period, she worked with her clients to identify and deploy a wide range of dispute resolution tools, including mediation, arbitration, targeted litigation and structured settlement discussions. As of 2015, Cathy has focused exclusively on work as a mediator, neutral and educator.