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Catherine Nguyen

Associate   |   Philadelphia
Associate   |   Philadelphia

CATHERINE NGUYEN is an Associate in the Construction and Labor & Employment Groups of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC.

Catherine represents a national client base of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. She has secured wins for clients throughout the country in state, federal and appellate courts. Outside the courtroom, Catherine successfully represents clients in arbitration and mediation of construction and employment disputes. She regularly provides guidance relating to public and private construction projects alike, including contract drafting, contract review, payment disputes, mechanics’ liens, injunctions, bid protests, and insurance and bonding issues. She has also successfully handled claims such as state and federal employment discrimination, executive compensation, non-solicitation and non-competition covenants, and tortious interference claims.

In regards to Title IX, Catherine assists in conducting internal investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment and other acts of misconduct at institutions of higher education.

Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Catherine attended The Pennsylvania State University and Temple University Beasley School of Law. She is fluent in Vietnamese and is a founding member and the Advisory Board Chair of VietLEAD, a grassroots organization cultivating young leaders in the Delaware Valley through creative youth programming. Catherine is an active member and the Secretary of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA). She is also a regular contributor to the Firm’s newsletter, Construction in Brief, as well as the Firm’s construction blog, Construction Law Now. Catherine has presented seminars for national organizations and clients of the firm about Minority- (“MBE”), Women- (“WBE”), and Disabled- (“DSBE”) Owned Business Enterprise, in addition to construction and labor and employment issues.


  • Super Lawyer's Pennsylvania Rising Stars List, Construction Litigation: 2013 - 2018
  • First recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association Large Firm Management Committee’s Public Service Award for extraordinary pro bono representation or public service
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Large Firm Management Committee’s Public Service Award for extraordinary public service, 2015


Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.
The Pennsylvania State University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania