Katherine A. Scanlon | Partner

Direct:  860-955-9451
Fax:  860-760-6853
Main:  860-955-9450
Mobile:  860-371-1308
Email:  Katherine.Scanlon@rsvblaw.com

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Katherine A. Scanlon is a founding partner of Reardon Scanlon Vodola Barnes LLP.  She has extensive experience in representing clients in complex business litigation on a nationwide basis.

Kathy’s extensive experience representing clients in the financial services, life insurance, and property and casualty insurance industries has provided her with a deep understanding of a range of substantive issues affecting these industries, as well as a broad knowledge of the regulatory landscapes in which they operate.

Kathy’s insurance clients have called on her to advise them concerning pharmaceutical marketing fraud, annuity product litigation, regulatory issues, product development, ERISA litigation, insurance fraud, and insurance coverage relating to data loss and cyber coverage issues.  She has represented clients in life and disability claims, business torts and a variety of other general commercial and business litigation matters.  She also counsels clients on a wide range of regulatory issues affecting the life insurance and annuity industries to assist clients in obtaining regulatory approvals.

Kathy has litigated lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the United States, ranging from the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to the California Court of Appeals and a host of courtrooms in other locales.

Kathy frequently advises clients on how to deal with concurrent litigation in multiple forums, and counsels clients on the most efficient ways of dealing with legal battles on several fronts.  She acts as national coordinating counsel for insurers, overseeing such multi-jurisdictional litigation, as well as other matters.

Kathy’s work representing insurers includes extensive work on behalf of insurers dealing with secondary insurance markets, and often focuses on protecting insurers from potential problems relating to those markets.

Prior to founding Reardon Scanlon Vodola Barnes LLP, with her partners, Kathy practiced for several years in the litigation department of an international law firm.  Upon graduating law school, Kathy was a law clerk at the Connecticut Appellate Court.  She also worked for the Connecticut Judicial Branch for four years prior to graduating law school.

Kathy participates each year in the Pan-Mass Challenge (“PMC”), which raised over $40 million dollars in 2014 to support unrestricted cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Kathy committed to raise at least $4,300 each year she has participated in the PMC. In addition to cycling, Kathy enjoys golfing and spending time with her husband, Bob, and their three children at their home in Connecticut.

Admitted to Practice

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • University of Connecticut, B.A. 1992
  • University of Connecticut, J.D. 1996

Professional Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Structured Settlement Trade Association