Litigation

Since its founding in 1845, the hallmarks of Robinson+Cole have included the breadth and depth of its trial practice. Today, nearly a third of the firm's lawyers engage in trial work across a vast spectrum. Robinson+Cole trial lawyers are on the cutting edge of class action litigation as co-counsel before the United States Supreme Court in Standard Fire Insurance Company v. Knowles. Its lawyers enjoy industry-leading practices with nationwide scope, such as insurance coverage litigation arising from Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina. The firm's trial lawyers are entrusted with mission-critical work as co-counsel in a Department of Justice antitrust review of a client's $18 billion acquisition. Work in criminal trials prepares and informs our ability to advise and advocate for clients in regulatory enforcement actions, internal investigations, and criminal proceedings. The geographic reach of our trial practice meets the regional, national, and global nature of our clients' operations.

In an era when the trial is said to be disappearing, the depth of the firm's trial experience remains extensive. Robinson+Cole's trial lawyers have tried numerous cases in various courts over the past several years. Two of our partners have achieved the pinnacle of peer recognition in the industry with their induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers. Many more of our trial lawyers are listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation.

Robinson+Cole's trial practice combines the substantial resources and breadth of experience of a large firm with the depth of trial experience, the efficient staffing, and the responsiveness of a trial boutique. The firm's trial lawyers employ project management and advanced technology to enhance our legal service. The firm's best of breed tools, programs and processes enable it to manage litigation documents safely, efficiently and flexibly, allowing access by our trial lawyers and clients wherever they may be in the world, whenever they need them. Our E-Discovery and Information Management Team helps our clients manage the complexities and expense of electronic discovery in an efficient and trial-ready manner. Robinson+Cole trial lawyers routinely use iPads and similar mobile devices to wirelessly manage and present exhibits and deposition testimony. But all of this cutting-edge technology has only one job: to advance the goals of Robinson+Cole's clients.

No enterprise, certainly not a law firm, can survive for almost two centuries without carefully cultivating its future leaders. Robinson+Cole provides an extensive Trial Training Program for new trial lawyers. Senior lawyers in the section lead monthly training sessions on core trial skills in a "learn-by-doing" format. The program culminates in a day-long mock trial to a jury whose deliberations are watched by the participants and spectators by closed-circuit television. Education in substantive focus areas are also critical components of the firm's training programs. "Insurance 101" provides lawyers new to that area of the law with the building blocks that are basic to the practice. "Business Litigation University" is a program that guides new lawyers through the substantive areas that comprise business litigation, as well as critical skills like accounting, early case assessment and working with experts. Each program is designed to develop the next generation of client-focused trial lawyers of Robinson+Cole.

    • Experience
      • Business Litigation

      • Represented privately held trust in securities fraud action against private investment broker and her company. Obtained judgment exceeding $1.3 million after trial, which was successfully defended on appeal to the Second Circuit. After the defendants failed to satisfy the judgment, succeeded in piercing the corporate veil of the company in a five-day jury trial to reach the assets of the broker's husband, a co-owner of the company, and successfully defended that judgment at the Second Circuit.

      • Successfully defended a manufacturer of nutritional supplements against a proposed nationwide consumer product class action brought in California state court. The manufacturer, which distributes its product worldwide, was facing claims based on allegations that included product mislabeling and unfair trade practices, as well as violations of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) and California-specific causes of action. We aggressively litigated the case in the early stages, and prior to any discovery production by the defendant or any depositions being conducted, the plaintiff agreed to a voluntarily dismissal with prejudice without any payment from the defendant.

      • Class Actions

      • Defended insurer in a case brought in the Central District of California in which the plaintiff sought to bring a class action involving two classes of allegedly aggrieved policyholders. The first class was allegedly deprived of payment of general contractor overhead and profit as a part of its damages. The second class was allegedly deprived of payment of sales tax as a part of its damages. After extensive discovery and motion practice, the class action allegations were voluntarily dismissed and the case was resolved on favorable terms.

      • Intellectual Property

      • Representation of Imaginative Research Associates, a cosmetics and pharmaceutical research company, in an action brought to enforce intellectual property, noncompete, and confidentiality restrictions in a stock purchase agreement; defeated a motion for summary judgment and thereafter settled the action on favorable terms.

      • Obtained monetary judgment in favor of Columbus IT Partners US, Inc., a software developer/value-added reseller, after a five-day arbitration hearing in an action brought to enforce a contract concerning development and deployment of an enterprise software system before the American Arbitration Association.
      • Obtained summary judgment for a manufacturer of specialty pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated films and foams in a patent infringement action based on a covenant not to sue in an asset purchase agreement. Also uncovered a terminal disclaimer covering a related patent that resulted in a six-figure refund of a prior license payment.
      • Significant Reported Decisions

      • Travco v. Ward 468 Fed. Appx. 195 (4th Cir. 2012) and 284 Va. 547 (Va., 2012) – This was the nation's leading case on the question of whether coverage existed under property insurance policies for losses caused by the presence of Chinese Drywall. We brought this declaratory judgment action on behalf of the insurer, which was a Travelers subsidiary. We successfully obtained summary judgment from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. On appeal, after briefing and argument, the US Fourth Circuit certified most of the coverage issues to the Virginia Supreme Court. The Virginia Supreme Court then affirmed the rulings of the federal district court, and the US Fourth Circuit subsequently affirmed the judgment in its entirety. Steve Goldman argued the motion for summary judgment before the district court and the appeals in both the US Fourth Circuit and the Virginia Supreme Court.

      • Other Experiences

      • Defended helicopter manufacturer from tort, equitable, and trade practice claims asserted by former Venezuelan sales representative relating to its termination. Based defense on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Four-week trial to a jury in state court resulted in verdict favorable to client.
      • Represented subcontractor designing and manufacturing weapons bay door system for F-22 Raptor in connection with contract breach by its subcontractor. Simultaneously obtained dismissal of subcontractor’s federal action, and defended dismissal on appeal, while prosecuting breach of contract and business tort claims in state court in a different jurisdiction. Negotiated advantageous settlement for client, which enabled client to meet its contract obligations to the project.
      • Defended helicopter manufacturer and its parent against contract, tort, and trade practice claims asserted by Argentine sales representative arising from contract termination. Asserted FCPA as defense. A five-week trial to a federal jury resulted in a highly favorable verdict for the manufacturer.
      • Represented plaintiff in action against United States subsidiary of Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corp. for breach of agreement to finance equipment leases negotiated by plaintiff. After two weeks of trial, defendants increased their settlement offer by a factor of 14, and the matter settled.
      • Defended a major provider of cable television in a jury trial. Plaintiffs alleged unfair trade practices, trespass, and various invasion of privacy torts, claiming they did not give permission for their home to be filmed or included in a television commercial our client created and aired for a home renovation contractor. After the client filmed in the plaintiffs' home and broadcast the commercial many times, the homeowners sued. At trial, the court granted a directed verdict on the unfair trade practices claim. The jury returned a defense verdict on each count except one of the invasion of privacy claims, for which nominal damages of $1 were awarded to the plaintiffs. Our client's codefendants, meanwhile, were ordered by the same jury to pay $100,000 in damages.
      • Defending publicly traded Internet company against action brought in Connecticut federal court on behalf of putative national class action alleging claims under federal and state consumer protection statutes.
      • Represented company after its exclusive sales representative went to work for its main competitor. Suit brought based on, inter alia, a covenant not to compete, the misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, and interference with contractual and advantageous relations. Obtained a preliminary injunction and settled the case.
      • Retained by large, publicly-held health insurer to prosecute a fraud recovery action against chiropractors and medical doctors who had engaged in extensive fraudulent billing practices. Obtained significant recovery for the client in settling the matter while simultaneously settling two CUTPA suits for no payment.
      • Represented commercial client against application to vacate arbitration award based on public policy grounds. Successfully argued that no public policy was violated and that, without transcript of underlying arbitration, records were inadequate for review on public policy grounds.
      • Successfully obtained summary judgment on claims of tortious interference with contract and civil conspiracy arising from our client's successful opposition before municipal zoning authorities to construction of 32 condominiums on abutting property in Sharon, Connecticut.
      • Represented a major national finance company in claims against a borrower who defaulted on over $3 million in commercial loans. Teamed with commercial finance attorneys to achieve a successful restructuring of the debt and avoid further litigation.
      • Represented a Massachusetts-based manufacturer in a dispute against a customer who breached its payment obligations after receiving and using the products. Obtained a prejudgment attachment and subsequent judgment against the customer.
      • Negotiated a successful nonmonetary resolution to claims against a Fortune 100 company that alleged raiding and hiring employees subject to noncompetition agreements.
      • Representation of a financing division of a Fortune 100 corporate client in a commercial financing and contract case. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in the Southern District of New York granted a judgment of dismissal for all claims to our client following a bench trial. At issue was a series of complex financing agreements centered on the plaintiff's acquisition of, and repayment of financing for, digital equipment and related products. The court rejected all of the plaintiff's claims for $2 million in damages, based on trial evidence, legal issues, and defenses asserted by our client. Dismissal was reported in the August 27, 2010, New York Law Journal.
      • Won summary judgment on behalf of an ecclesiastical diocese and one of its parishes in a case arising from claims of sexual abuse by a priest in the 1970's, by demonstrating, through affidavits of individuals who had known the priest up to the time of the alleged abuse, that the parish and the diocese had no basis on which to suspect that the priest would harm any member of the church and, therefore, had not acted negligently or violated any fiduciary duty.
      • Won large arbitration award for Connecticut based company that provides job related services to recipients of public assistance. The company entered into a joint venture with a Washington D.C. company as part of a government services contract. The dispute involved complex issues of contract integration and parol evidence. In addition to the successful verdict on the Connecticut Company's breach of contract claims, the substantial counterclaim asserted by the Washington D.C. company was successfully defended against and denied in full.
      • Defended lender liability action in which the plaintiff sought to enjoin the foreclosure of its property by our client, the plaintiff's lender. Successfully defeated motion for a preliminary injunction. Thereafter, the plaintiff filed for bankruptcy. After a five-day trial in bankruptcy court, successfully obtained relief from the stay. Thereafter, our client foreclosed on the subject property.
      • Representation of a land developer in an arbitration hearing in Denver, Colorado, for fees due under a development services agreement for services rendered to a company that aborted building a new corporate headquarters on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. Company counterclaimed, alleging breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation against our client. After a five-day hearing, our client was awarded $500,000 in contract damages and $160,000 in interest. The company's counterclaims were rejected. As the prevailing party, our client was entitled to recover its attorney's fees and costs.
      • Counseled distributor of toaster ovens with an allegedly defective power cord on reporting obligations and implementation of a voluntary corrective action program.
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        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Co-Chairs Fair and Impartial Courts Committee of Connecticut Bar Association

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        Kathleen E. Dion Lawyer Elected to KNOX Board of Directors

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        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • July 8, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Partner Elected to The Bushnell Board of Overseers

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      • May 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Earns Six Practice Area Rankings in Chambers USA 2015

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      • March 16, 2015

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      • February 24, 2015

        Joseph Clasen Joins AAA's Large Case Committee

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      • December 11, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes New Lawyers

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        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

      • October 30, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

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      • August 27, 2014

        Brad Babbitt Appointed Co-chair of ABA Publication Management Committee

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      • June 26, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Secures Compassionate Release for Dying Prisoner

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        Robinson+Cole Earns Rankings in Chambers USA 2014 in all Connecticut Practice Areas

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      • May 9, 2014

        Jeff White Presents on 'All Natural' Designation: Trends, Court Rulings, and Litigation

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        Robinson & Cole Welcomes Eight New Lawyers

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      • January 31, 2014

        R&C Attorneys Speak About Data Privacy and Security in the Workplace

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      • January 10, 2014

        Stamford Lawyer Authors Article for ABA's Young Advocates Committee

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        Hartford Lawyers Write Article for ABA Journal

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      • January 2, 2014

        Robinson+Cole's Business Litigation Group Receives Top Ranking in Benchmark Litigation 2014

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      • December 20, 2013

        Edward Heath and Susan Roberts Present Nonprofit Program

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        Robinson & Cole Elects Four New Partners and Promotes Six Counsel

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        Hartford Lawyer Presents at National Privacy XChange Forum

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      • November 6, 2013

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        Hartford Lawyer Collaborates with Team to Develop ESI Standards

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      • October 24, 2013

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      • September 26, 2013

        Providence Lawyer Writes Article for American Bankruptcy Institute Journal

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      • September 3, 2013

        Hartford Office Lawyers Elected to Executive Committee of CBA's Young Lawyers Section

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      • August 22, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Announces Annual Pro Bono, Mentor, and Community Service Awards

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        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 7, 2013

        Jeff White Speaks at Consumer Products Regulation & Litigation Conference

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      • July 8, 2013

        Ben Jensen Selected to Board of Connecticut Forum

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        Brian J. Wheelin Joins Board of Directors of Stamford Dollars for Scholars

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      • June 26, 2013

        Providence Lawyers Elected to Rhode Island Bar Association's House of Delegates

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      • June 20, 2013

        Amanda Gordon Selected for The Open Hearth's Board of Trustees

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      • June 10, 2013

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Five Practices, Names 17 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

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        Appellate Team Lawyer Participates in ABA Ethics Panel

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      • May 16, 2013

        Andrea Donovan Napp and Brian Wheelin Publish Electronic Discovery Article in ABA Newsletter

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      • May 3, 2013

        Stephen Clancy Takes on Leadership Roles in Local Community and American Bar Association

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      • April 17, 2013

        Chris Hug Presents Workshop at Judges Institute

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      • March 14, 2013

        Boston Lawyer Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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      • March 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Selected as James W. Cooper Fellows of the Connecticut Bar Foundation

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        Robinson & Cole’s Appellate Group Receives Top Rankings in National Publication

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      • January 18, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Announces 2013 Counsel Promotions

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      • January 9, 2013

        Jeffrey J. White Receives “40 Under 40: Class of 2013” Award

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      • December 21, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Appointed to Board of Directors of Nonprofits

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        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Earn Additional Honors for Pro Bono Work

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      • December 10, 2012

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      • November 7, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives 32 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Four National Rankings in U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • November 5, 2012

        Brian Wheelin Presents at Seminar on Prejudgment Remedies

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      • September 26, 2012

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      • September 25, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Expands Offices and Practice Areas with the Addition of New Associates

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      • September 11, 2012

        Media Covering Lawsuit Handled By Litigation Attorneys Joseph Clasen and Laura Torchio

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        Robinson & Cole Attorney Jamie Landry Joins Board of Directors of Our Piece of the Pie

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      • June 13, 2012

        Connecticut Bar Association Honors Edward J. Heath with Pro Bono Award for Work with Veterans

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      • June 13, 2012

        Robinson & Cole LLP Wins One of the Largest Eminent Domain Rulings Ever Awarded Against the State of New York in Gyrodyne’s Favor

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      • June 7, 2012

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Five Practices, Names 16 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

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      • June 4, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Chairs Connecticut Bar Association Women’s Golf Event

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      • May 14, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Welcomes Twelve New Attorneys in Five Offices Expanding its Presence across the Northeast

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      • April 13, 2012

        Associate Cohosts CBA Event Honoring Women Lawyers

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      • March 21, 2012

        Litigation Partner to Chair Two American Bar Association Subcommittees

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      • March 9, 2012

        Bill Kelleher Selected to Financial Fraud Law Report Board of Editors

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      • February 28, 2012

        Brad Babbitt to Cochair Robinson & Cole’s Litigation Section

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      • January 6, 2012

        Attorneys Author Article on Personal Jurisdiction Rules in Products Liability Cases

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      • January 3, 2012

        Attorney Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Story about Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

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      • December 23, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Adds Two New Associates in Hartford

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      • December 16, 2011

        Benchmark Litigation 2012 Recognizes Six Robinson & Cole Attorneys

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      • December 6, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Announces Partner Promotions

      • December 1, 2011

        Unanimous ruling by Appellate Panel in Eminent Domain Case

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      • November 18, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Announces Pro Bono Award Recipients

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      • July 21, 2011

        Michael Kolosky Appointed Chair of CBA Administrative Law Section

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      • June 29, 2011

        Three Robinson & Cole Attorneys Elected James W. Cooper Fellows

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      • June 21, 2011

        Kori Termine Wisneski Re-elected Cochair of Women in the Law Committee

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      • June 17, 2011

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Six Practices, Names 12 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

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        Pro Bono Committee Plans Summit to Encourage Pro Bono Legal Work

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        Gregory Ligelis Delivers Webinar on Avoiding Lender Liability in Small Business Administration Loans

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      • March 18, 2011

        Ed Heath Writes About Unfair Trade and Sales Acts for Connecticut Law Tribune

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        Attorneys Coauthor Chapter on Preservation and Spoliation of Evidence for Leading Publication on Discovery Issues

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        Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is Big Success

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      • January 25, 2011

        Litigation Attorney Chronicles the Trials and Triumphs of Young Lawyers in Monthly Connecticut Lawyer Column

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      • December 22, 2010

        Young Lawyers Lead Fundraiser to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

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      • December 20, 2010

        Attorney Helps Bang the (Chocolate) Gavel

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      • November 24, 2010

        Business Litigation Attorney Joins Board of the American School for the Deaf

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      • October 28, 2010

        Benchmark Litigation 2010 Recognizes Four Robinson & Cole Attorneys

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      • September 27, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Wins Dismissal of All Claims in Commercial Financing Case in Southern District of New York

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      • September 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole LLP Receives Most Connecticut First-Tier Rankings in Inaugural U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • July 27, 2010

        Two Robinson & Cole Attorneys Named to Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty”

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      • July 21, 2010

        Court of Claims Adds $100 Million for Eminent Domain Taking

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      • June 30, 2010

        Bill Kelleher Outlines Regulatory Developments at the Securities and Exchange Commission

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      • June 15, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Instruct In-house Counsel on How to “Bulletproof” Their Deals

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      • May 19, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Presents to Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services on Proposed Noncompetition Agreement Act

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      • May 10, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Quoted on Massachusetts Bill Aimed to Change State's Noncompete Landscape

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      • May 10, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Quoted in The National Law Journal on Appearance Before Former Justice Souter

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      • May 4, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Provide Training Session to Pro Bono Client

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      • April 7, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Serves as Judge for Oral Arguments by Students at Quinnipiac University School of Law

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      • April 6, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Lectures on Noncompetition Agreements at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management

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      • March 23, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers

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      • March 2, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Publishes Articles on Trade Secrets Audits and Assignability of Noncompetition Agreements

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      • February 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Authors Article for For The Defense Publication

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      • February 4, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Business Litigation Attorney Named Adjunct at University of Connecticut School of Law

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      • January 22, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Examine Red Flag Rule Compliance for Businesses, Lawyers, and Law Firms in Connecticut Lawyer

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      • December 18, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Becomes New Business Partner of the New England Air Museum

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      • September 18, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Examines Recent Supreme Court Decisions That Impact the Business Community

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      • September 1, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Offer Insight into Lessons Learned From Fair Credit Reporting Act Cases in Connecticut Lawyer

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      • November 12, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Announces New Partners

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      • November 10, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Appellate Attorney Publishes Article in ABA Publication TortSource

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      • October 29, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Presents at CBIA Conference

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      • October 10, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Appellate Attorney Authors Article for Connecticut Law Tribune

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      • August 4, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Recently Re-Appointed as a Vice-Chair of the Appellate Advocacy General Committee

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    • Publications + Presentations
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      "State v. Santiago: Connecticut Highlights Quandaries of Death Penalty Repeals," published in Appellate Practice, authored by Jessica A.R. Hamilton, the newsletter of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation (Winter 2016)
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      Congratulations to Sorell Negro, Finalist for National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (3/23/2016)

      "Silly Lawyer Tricks," published in Appellate Practice Journal, authored by Thomas J. Donlon, a regular column (Winter 2016)
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      "Series LLCs: Can a Series File for Bankruptcy, and What if It Does?" published in American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, authored by Steven J. Boyajian (March 2016)
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      Supreme Court Rejects New Federal Circuit Defense to Induced Patent Infringement

      Data Privacy + Security Insider, co-authored by Linn F. Freedman and Kathryn M. Rattigan (3/19/2015)

      Connecticut Appellate Court Rules Data Breach Losses Not Recoverable Under General Liability Policy (February 2014)

      Connecticut Appellate Court Rules Data Breach Losses Not Recoverable Under General Liability Policy (02/27/2014)

      Supreme Court Strengthens Forum-Selection Clauses (12/19/2013)

      Check out our Manufacturing Law Blog (09/10/2013)

      "The Transfer of Unemployment Insurance Experience Rates," published in American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, authored by Steven J. Boyajian (9/2013)

      "Bulletproofing Your Contracts: Lessons for Commercial Contract Clauses from the Litigation Battlefield," at Managing Litigation for In-House Counsel Webinar, presented by Bradford S. Babbitt (3/12/2013)

      "Closing the Cultural Divide: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New Enforcement Paradigm," published in Managing White Collar Legal Issues, 2013 Edition (1/2013)

      "What You Need to Know about Prejudgment Remedies," presented by Brian J. Wheelin, hosted by the Fairfield County Bar Association, Panelist (10/11/2012)

      "Harsh Words and Broken Leases," co-authored by Jeffrey J. White and Jamie M. Landry, published in Connecticut Law Tribune, appeared in the special supplement Connecticut Supreme Court Review 2012. The article reviews several Connecticut Supreme Court decisions in 2012 that have an impact on the business community. (9/17/2012)

      Remove It or Lose It: New Federal Rules Change Defendants' Rights to Remove Cases to Federal Court (05/08/2012)

      "Some Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Tips: Writing a More Persuasive Brief," published in For the Defense, authored by Jeffrey J. White, a national publication of the Defense Research Institute (12/2010)

      "Understanding & Applying Daubert Principles in Today's Cases," at West LegalEdcenter CLE Course, Iselin, New Jersey, presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs (9/22/2010)
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      "Lawsuits and Your Nonprofit: How to Protect Your Organization," presented by Jennifer McEwen-Glover of Beardsley, Brown and Bassett (9/10/2010)

      "Bulletproofing Your Deals 2010," at Connecticut Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel of America, presented by William J. Egan (6/10/2010)
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      "For Corporations, Home Is Where 'Nerve Center' Is: High Court Defines 'Principal Place of Business,' Streamlines Litigation," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, co-authored by Jeffrey J. White and Laura A. Torchio (4/29/2010)

      "Can You Keep a Secret? Why Now Is the Time for a Trade Secrets Audit," published in Connections: Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Newsletter (2/2010)

      "States divided over asset purchases and non-competes," published in New England In-House, more details (1/2010)

      "Is Your Business Red Flag Compliant?" published in Connecticut Lawyer, vol. 20, p. 20 (11/2009)

      "Is Your Business Red Flag Compliant?" published in Connecticut Lawyer, authored by Jennifer R. Rossi, vol. 20, no. 4 (11/2009)

      "The Multijurisdictional Litigator: Word from the ABA," authored by Taylor L. Archambault, Esq., presented by Stephen E. Goldman, Esq., and Carlos Del Carpio, Esq., at the FDCC "20/20" Insurance Symposium (9/2009)

      "When Hiring and Firing, Don't Forget the FCRA: Plaintiffs' Lawyers Cash In When Employers Don't Know the Rules," published in Connecticut Lawyer, vol. 20, p. 13 (7/2009)

      "Lost in the Stars: Disproving and Debunking Lost Profit Claims," at FDCC Annual Meeting, Homestead, Virginia, co-presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs and Ralph Zappalla, Sidney Hardy, and Howard Zandman (July 2009)

      "TARP's New 'Cop on the Beat' Pledges Aggressive Federal Investigations," published in Fairfield County Business Journal, authored by Edward J. Heath, also published in CBIA News (3/23/2009)

      "ESI: Now That You've Got It, How Do You Get It In?" published in Commercial & Business Litigation, authored by Kori Termine Wisneski, republished in the Fall 2008 edition of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation Trial Practice Journal, vol. 22, no. 3; republished in 2009 by the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter, vol. 19, no. 2 (Spring 2008)
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      "The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: An Overview and Discussion of a Recent First Circuit Case," at Boston Bar Assocation (3/11/2008)

      "Using Digital Photographs in the Courtroom - Considerations of Admissibility" (2/2008), coauthored by Taylor Archambault and Rebecca Levy-Sachs, presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs at the FDCC Midyear Conference

      "Hurdling Toward the Future: Navigating Electronically Stored Information Through the Federal Rules of Evidence: Lorraine v. Markel America Insurance Co." (2/2008), authored by Taylor Archambault, presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs at FDCC Midyear Conference

      "A Few Do's and Don'ts of Oral Argument," published in ABA Appellate Practice Journal, authored by Thomas J. Donlon (Winter 2007)

      "Lose a Pair of Pants, Get Sued for $54 Million -- Doing Business in the Shadow of 'Consumer Protection' Laws," at Metro Hartford Alliance AM Strategy (9/5/2007)
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      "Winning Management of Legal Issues through Trial and Appeal," at American Bar Association Annual Meeting, co-presented by Thomas J. Donlon and Judge Michael Daley Hawkins, 9th Circuit, and Ms. Judith Miller, GC Bechtel Corp. (8/2007)

      "New Rules Help with Inadvertent Disclosure," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, authored by Brett Boskiewicz (3/2007)
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      "The New Reasonable Accessibility Standard: What's So Reasonable About It?" authored by Kori Termine, published in e-Discovery, a special publication of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association (2/2007)
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      "What Types of Sales Tactics Are Prohibited under s. 43(a)(1)(B) of the Lanham Act," published in MCLE (2007)

      "Product Disparagement & Commercial Defamation: When Criticizing Your Competitors Can Get Your Company into Trouble," published in MCLE (2007)

      "Is an Employer Liable When Its Sales Employee Breaches a Noncompetition or Nonsolicitation Agreement with a Former Employer?" published in Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2007)

      "Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements Against Out-of-State Employees," published in Connections: Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Newsletter (12/2006)
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      "Electronic Discovery - The 'New Production'," presented and spoke on the amendments and changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure concerning discovery of electronic information at a seminar on "Electronic Discovery - The 'New Production'" at the New Haven County Bar Association (5/8/2006 and 11/15/2006)

      "Smoking Gun or Shooting Blanks? The Admissibility of Illegally Recorded Telephone Conversations in Civil Cases," published in ABA Trial Practice Newsletter (Summer 2005)

      "Connecticut: No Limit Arbitration," published in Robinson & Cole: Litigation Update (6/05)

      "Noncompetition Agreements in Massachusetts," at Massachusetts Bar Association (11/4/2004)
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      "Avoiding and Defending Against Preference Claims," at WESFACCA (10/7/2004)
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      "Class Action Arbitration in New York after Greentree Financial v. Bazzle," published in Nassau Lawyer, authored by Thomas J. Donlon (3/2004)

      "Preserving Privilege: The Careful and Limited Public Use and Disclosure of the Results of an Internal Investigation," coauthor, published in nine publications, including by the Corporate Counsel Committee, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association; in the Corporate Officers & Directors Liability Litigation Reporter; and as the lead article on the front page of the November 2002 edition of the White-Collar Crime Reporter (11/2002)

      "Your Marketing Message: If You 'Green' It, Mean It. FTC Clamps Down on False Claims of Eco-Friendliness," published in CBIA News, p. 7 (July/August 2009)

      "Preservation and Spoliation of Evidence," published in A Practical Guide to Discovery & Depositions in Connecticut, authored by Rhonda J. Tobin, co-authored with Jeffrey J. White; chapter covers the preservation and spoliation of evidence in the civil context in Connecticut state court; it is part of a new publication that is the most comprehensive coverage to date of discovery and deposition issues in Connecticut and was authored by leading practitioners at the largest firms in the state. The first edition was published in 2011, the second edition in 2013. (2011 & 2013)

      "Preservation and Spoliation of Evidence," published in A Practical Guide to Discovery & Depositions in Connecticut, authored by Jeffrey J. White, co-authored with Rhonda J. Tobin; chapter covers the preservation and spoliation of evidence in the civil context in Connecticut state court; it is part of a new publication that is the most comprehensive coverage to date of discovery and deposition issues in Connecticut and was authored by leading practitioners at the largest firms in the state. The first edition was published in 2011, the second edition in 2013. (2010 & 2013)

      "Bulletproofing the Deal: Lessons for Transactional Lawyers from the Litigation Trenches," co-presented with William J. Egan (10/16/2012) to Pitney Bowes Legal Department

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