Amanda Catalano focuses her practice in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. She has represented clients in a variety of matters, including business disputes, breach of contract actions, labor and employment matters, putative class action lawsuits, defamation actions, and constitutional challenges. She has experience at all phases of litigation, from pleadings through appellate practice.
Ms. Catalano is an active member of the Appellate Lawyers Association, where she serves as co-chair of the Sponsorship Committee. She also is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, the Federal Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.
She received her JD from Boston University School of Law, where she was a member of the International Law Journal and competed in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition. She earned her BA from the University of Chicago, where she captained the women’s varsity soccer team. Prior to joining Tabet DiVito & Rothstein, Ms. Catalano served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Ms. Catalano and her family reside in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
- Boston University School of Law, JD, 2012
- University of Chicago, BA, 2008
- Law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Judicial extern to the Honorable Barbara A. Lenk, Massachusetts Appeals Court
- Obtained reversal of personal judgments against a former officer and employee of a corporate judgment debtor in a case involving the interpretation of statutes governing judgment enforcement proceedings.
- Obtained dismissal of all claims in a putative class and collective action lawsuit alleging violations of various employment laws, including the FLSA, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law.
- Represented a major pharmaceutical company in a federal jury trial in which the jury rejected the plaintiff’s multimillion dollar breach of contract claim and awarded damages to the client on its counterclaim.
- Represented a limited liability company member in an arbitration alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and an unlawful squeeze-out campaign, resulting in the company offering the client a favorable settlement midway through arbitration.
- Obtained dismissal of claims alleging breach of non-competition agreement and tortious interference with contract in a highly contested dispute between business competitors.
- Won summary judgment for defendant IT firm in a case alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.
- Obtained dismissal of Illinois Consumer Fraud Act claim in a case involving a multimillion dollar real estate transaction.
- Secured a favorable settlement for minority owner and executive officer of a closely-held corporation after majority owners attempted to terminate minority owner without compensation.
News & Publications
“Seventh Circuit Issues Stern Warning to Violators of Telemarketing Statutes,” The Chicago Litigation Blog, April 23, 2020
“Rule 2-619(a)(2) Motion to Dismiss May Constitute Arbitration Waiver,” The Chicago Litigation Blog, May 31, 2016
“Illinois Supreme Court Distinguishes Between ‘Confidential’ and ‘Privileged’ Information,” The Chicago Litigation Blog, March 8, 2016