Norah Molnar


Admitted to the Virginia bar 1995; District of Columbia bar 1996.

Education: University of Virginia (B.A. 1992; J.D. 1995).

Member: Supreme Court of Virginia, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Experience: Cohen & White LLP (Associate, 1995-1996; Summer Associate 1994); Patton Boggs LLP (Partner, 2009-2010; Associate, 2006-2009; 1996-2004); Dickstein Shapiro LLP (Partner, 2010-2011); 2011–present, Partner, Cohen Mohr.

Norah Molnar’s primary practice areas are insurance coverage and government contracts.

As an insurance coverage lawyer, Norah helps corporate policyholders get their legal fees, settlements, and judgments paid by mining their liability policies and staying on top of insurance industry nuances. Her experience includes underlying claims involving the False Claims Act, consumer protection statutes, securities laws, antitrust laws, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, private equity activities, state attorneys general and federal government investigations, trademark and trade dress infringement, patent infringement, false advertising, subprime lending, regulatory violations, wrongful termination, and a variety of business torts. Her insurance coverage clients have included private equity firms and their portfolio companies, lending institutions, career colleges, IT companies, manufacturers, consulting companies, nonprofit organizations, and a leading global developer of luxury destination properties, among others.

As a government contracts lawyer, Norah has a particular emphasis on local, state, and federal bid protests. She has also represented clients in civil False Claims Act matters, contract disputes, Congressional hearings, and countless other aspects of local, state, and federal government contracting. Her government contracts clients have included companies in the IT, energy, entertainment, consulting, engineering, and manufacturing industries, among others.

At the intersection of insurance coverage and government contracts, Norah occasionally lectures on the topic of insurance coverage for False Claims Act lawsuits.

In addition to insurance coverage and government contracts, Norah has also represented clients in a variety of commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including securities fraud, accounting fraud, professional negligence, misrepresentation and breach of contract.