Paula Cruz Cedillo

Paula Cedillo

Title: Partner
Company: McCarter & English, LLP
Location: Wallingford, Connecticut, United States

Paula Cruz Cedillo, Partner at McCarter & English, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in commercial litigation.

Ms. Cedillo initially obtained a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from Quinnipiac University in 1998 and continued her education with a Juris Doctor from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2001, during which time she served as articles editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. Specializing in business and commercial litigation, she has more than 20 years of experience, most of it with the Connecticut-based firm of McCarter & English, LLP where she first excelled as an attorney from 2004 to 2008 and as a partner since 2011. Ms. Cedillo also prospered with a financial services boutique firm from 2008 to 2011.

Some of Ms. Cedillo’s more prominent litigations involved the successful defense on appeal on a claim of defective manufacturing of the backup power supply units to the United States ICBM Missile System before the Third Circuit Court of a global supplier of power coverage and storage technology. She has also successfully defended manufacturer and distributor of commercial motor coaches and related entities against a putative class action pending in the US District Court for the Northern District of California claiming manufacturing and design defects of commercial motor coaches manufactured by the client that purportedly rendered them unreliable for service. In addition, Ms. Cedillo successfully defended a provider of revolutionary glycol-based waterless coolant technology in a dispute over the licensing and use of certain patent rights, related know-how, and trade secrets, and the payment of royalties from their use.

Ms. Cedillo has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation in Connecticut, New England and Connecticut Super Lawyers, as a New England and Connecticut Rising Star in multiple editions of Super Lawyers, New Leaders in the Law in the Connecticut Law Tribune and 40 Under 40 by the Hartford Business Journal as well as Marquis Who’s Who of Top Lawyers in 2021. Her memberships include the American Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.

Ms. Cedillo attributes her success to honesty and good intentions. One of the most rewarding contributions she made in her career was being accredited by the Veterans Association that enabled her to provide pro bono work through the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. In doing this, she was able to help a number of clients who do not have the means to hire an attorney.

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