Dowd Bennett LLP Elects Caitlin E. O’Connell Equity Partner


JANUARY 20, 2020

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Dowd Bennett LLP Elects Caitlin E. O’Connell Equity Partner

St. Louis, MO—Dowd Bennett LLP is proud to announce that Caitlin E. O’Connell was elected equity partner in December, 2019. Caitlin specializes in commercial and appellate litigation. In her appellate practice, she has prepared briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits, and Missouri appellate courts on a range of matters including insurance disputes, the Lanham Act, the False Claims Act, and common law claims. In the trial process, her work includes handling critical motions as well as managing discovery in complex litigation.

Before joining Dowd Bennett, Caitlin was a litigation associate at an international law firm where she represented a large financial institution in connection with internal, congressional and executive agency inquiries. She was also a Madison Fellow at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, focusing on appellate matters. Caitlin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit before entering private practice. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Washington University School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from Georgetown University.

About Dowd Bennett LLP: Dowd Bennett focuses on high-stakes trial work, internal investigations, and appellate representation. It assists clients in all phases of a potential business dispute, up through trial and appeal. In all cases, its philosophy is to learn the nature of the dispute as quickly as possible, formulate with our clients a strategy for the matter, and then aggressively pursue that strategy. Dowd Bennett prides itself on, not only helping clients through the litigation or investigation process, but also in presenting evidence at trial. Dowd Bennett received Tier 1 rankings by the U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers® for the St. Louis Metropolitan area for their work in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Compliance Law, and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. It is also listed among the St. Louis Business Journal’s List of the area’s Largest Law Firms. For more information, visit


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