Cathy A. Costantino


Ms. Costantino handles complex dispute resolution and litigation matters for the FDIC. She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School (where she received the Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching) and Fordham Law School and guest lectures at Harvard Law School.  She coauthored Designing Conflict Management Systems: A Guide to Creating Productive and Healthy Organizations (Jossey-Bass, 1996) and has published numerous articles, her most recent  being in the July 2015 issue of the Harvard Negotiation Journal entitled "What Systems Design Can Learn from Project Management." Prior to joining the FDIC, she was deputy assistant general counsel of litigation at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board/Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation and practiced with Steptoe and Johnson in Washington, DC. Ms. Costantino received her MSW and BA degrees from the Catholic University of America and her JD degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).