Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the election of four new partners and the promotion of six new counsel. The new partners are Matthew J. Lawlor, Brian D. Nichols, John E. O’Brien, Jr., and Todd R. Regan. The new counsel are Adam Anderson, Stephen O. Clancy, Dana M. Horton, Leigh K. Hughes, Benjamin C. Jensen, and Timothy C. Twardowski. The promotions are effective January 1, 2014.
“I am thrilled to congratulate our new partners and counsel,” said John B. Lynch, Jr., managing partner. “These accomplished lawyers, from varied practice areas in our major markets, all have demonstrated a deep knowledge of their respective legal fields and a strong commitment to delivering exceptional service and value to our clients. Their promotions position the firm to strengthen our client relationships even further and continue to enhance the depth of our practices.” more details
The Women’s Initiative of Robinson & Cole’s Boston office welcomed speakers from Care.com and Communispace to its annual Women’s Networking Event on November 19, 2013, at the University of Massachusetts Club. Boston-area professional women, including business owners, in-house counsel, bankers, private equity directors, accountants, brokers, and professional service advisors, attended this event, which focused on entrepreneurship and community.
Panelists for the event included Zenobia Moochhala, Care.com’s co-founder and vice president of Consumer Marketing; Stephanie Breedlove, vice president of Care.com’s HomePaySM division, a service which she co-founded; and Diane Hessan, president and CEO of Communispace. more details
The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) honored six Robinson & Cole lawyers among its “First 100” at a breakfast ceremony on November 19, 2013. Benjamin B. Adams, Patrick M. Birney, J. Tyler Butts, Edward J. Heath, Kristopher I. Moore, and Jonathan H. Schaefer were among the male leaders from across Connecticut recognized for making a difference and standing committed to raising awareness of the availability of, and access to, domestic violence services.
WTNH Channel 8 News interviewed Ed Heath at the ceremony. Watch the clip here. more details
|11.15.13||The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has elected Bruce B. Barth to its Board of Directors. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 70th anniversary, which spans the 2013 to 2014 season. Its mission is to perform live orchestral music of the highest quality for continually expanding audiences and, through its educational programs, to increase the understanding and enjoyment of that music by residents in Connecticut. more details|
|11.13.13||The Connecticut Law Tribune honored three Robinson & Cole lawyers — Megan E. Baroni, Nuala E. Droney, and Charles F. Martin III — as New Leaders in the Law. They were among 62 attorneys, all under age 40, recognized in the New Leaders in the Law 2013 Yearbook, published November 4, and honored at an awards dinner on November 7 at The Bond Ballroom in downtown Hartford. Deputy Attorney General Nora R. Dannehy spoke at the ceremony. The Connecticut Law Tribune received more than 300 award nominations and honorees were selected based on examples of their legal work, pro bono efforts, and community involvement. more details|
|11.07.13||Connecticut Legal Services honored Robinson & Cole at its annual meeting on October 29, 2013, for the firm’s Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) Program. The recognition was presented on behalf of the board, staff, and clients of Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. to Robinson & Cole for its “innovative and successful efforts to create the Pro Bono Restraining Order Project benefitting victims of domestic violence who seek relief from the Middletown Court.” The efforts of 11 Robinson & Cole lawyers, who have provided over 550 hours of pro bono service through the DVRO Program, have made the following legal representation possible: 50 engagements initiated, 17 ex parte applications and affidavits completed, and 33 evidentiary hearings held. more details|
Robinson & Cole received 34 first-tier metropolitan rankings in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list from U.S. News & World Report. The firm also received three national rankings, including Tier 2 rankings for Information Technology Law and Land Use & Zoning Law and a Tier 3 ranking for Real Estate Law.
The rankings are presented in tiers, either on the national or metropolitan lists, by practice area. The 2014 national rankings cover 74 practice areas while the metropolitan rankings cover as many as 120 practice areas. Both rankings are based on surveys in which major clients and lawyers were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice areas. more details
|10.24.13||The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has appointed Robinson & Cole lawyer Eric D. Daniels as a community ambassador. Ambassadors for USJ serve as spokespeople to celebrate “all things USJ.” The university, recognizing the importance of connecting to community talent and resources, developed the Ambassadors program to expand the University’s visibility through personalized advocacy. more details|
A total of 61 Robinson & Cole attorneys were named Super Lawyers® in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida for 2013. The Super Lawyers® designation is based on regional balloting by attorneys, third-party research, and a peer review process encompassing myriad practice areas.
In addition, 19 attorneys at the firm were recognized as “Rising Stars.” Read an explanation of the Super Lawyers methodology here.
|10.17.13||Connecticut Landmarks has appointed Robinson & Cole lawyer Todd R. Regan to its Board of Trustees. Its mission is to inspire interest and encourage learning about the American past by preserving selected historic properties, collections, and stories and presenting programs that meaningfully engage the public and our communities. more details|