Katherine A. Scanlon


Katherine Scanlon has a wide-range of experience in representing commercial and insurance clients in complex litigation on a nationwide basis. Kathy’s extensive experience representing clients in the financial services, life insurance, reinsurance, 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 clients have called on her to advise them concerning pharmaceutical marketing fraud, annuity product litigation, insurance 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, and has represented life insurers before state regulatory agencies.  

Kathy has litigated lawsuits in state and federal courts across the United States, ranging from the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in addition to a host of other courtrooms in other locales. Kathy frequently advises clients on how to deal with concurrent litigation in multiple forums, and counsels clients on the most effective ways of dealing with legal battles on several fronts. She acts as national coordinating counsel for insurers, overseeing multi-jurisdictional litigation, as well as other matters. Kathy’s work representing insurers includes extensive work dealing with secondary insurance markets, and often focuses on protecting insurers from potential problems relating to those markets. She has extensive experience representing structured settlement obligors and annuity issuers in matters involving claims to payments, fraud, and secondary market transactions.

Prior to founding Reardon Scanlon LLP, 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 several years prior to graduating from law school. Kathy is a four-year participant in the Pan-Mass Challenge (“PMC”), which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to support cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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
  • New York Bar Association

Contact Information

Direct: 860-955-9451

Mobile: 860-371-1308

Email: Katherine.Scanlon@reardonscanlon.com