Nuala Droney is a partner in the firm's Business Litigation Group. She is the chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Team and a member of the White-Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance Team and the Data Privacy + Security Team.
Ms. Droney represents clients in complex litigation, including antitrust, patent, trade secret, trademark, unfair trade practices, fraud, computer crimes, and contract disputes.
Describing Ms. Droney as "very knowledgeable, very user-friendly and cost-effective" with a "burgeoning reputation in the Connecticut market," Chambers USA lists her as "Up and Coming" in Connecticut Litigation: General Commercial for 2016. Benchmark Litigation named Ms. Droney a 2015 Local Litigation Star. The Connecticut Law Tribune honored Ms. Droney as one of its New Leaders in the Law in 2013. Connecticut Super Lawyers® has consistently named her a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation since 2013 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.).
Ms. Droney's courtroom experience ranges from federal and state jury and bench trials to preliminary injunctions, restraining orders, evidentiary hearings, and Markman hearings.
In addition to her civil practice, Ms. Droney maintains a criminal practice, representing clients in government and internal investigations. By appointment by the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, she also represents indigent federal defendants in Department of Justice prosecutions. The Judges of the District of Connecticut appointed Ms. Droney to serve on the Advisory Committee on the District's Local Criminal Rules.
Ms. Droney chairs Robinson+Cole's Women's Committee. She was instrumental in creating a program that provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence seeking restraining orders.
By appointment of the Judges of the District of Connecticut, Ms. Droney serves on the Merit Selection Panel for the Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Joan Margolis. In 2012, Governor Dannel P. Malloy appointed Ms. Droney to serve on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's Board of Directors. She is also Co-Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Fair and Impartial Courts Committee.
Before entering private practice, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, United States District Judge, District of Connecticut.