Susan Halpin

Susan J. Halpin


Susan J. Halpin


  • Overview


    Susan Halpin is a lobbyist with direct responsibility for health care matters, the environment, trade associations, and insurance. She has extensive experience in both legislative and administrative lobbying, as well as in association management. In addition, Susan has headed up numerous collaborative initiatives, including coalition building and grassroots efforts with business and labor communities. From specific legislation aimed at single-company practices to broad state budget issues, she has been involved in matters of policy at all levels. Susan served as the legislative aide to the Senate chairman of a major General Assembly committee dealing with consumer affairs, consumer finance, liquor control, professional and occupational licensing, and food and drugs. Until she joined Robinson+Cole along with Charlie Duffy and Keith Stover, Susan was chief of staff at Duffy/Stover, Inc., one of the state's largest independent lobbying firms. There, she had responsibility for trade and association management as well as direct lobbying for a number of clients. Susan previously served as an intern in the State House of Representatives and as a legislative aide to Senate Democratic Caucuses of the Connecticut General Assembly. She has worked extensively on political campaigns and has served on several legislative boards and commissions.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Assisted a not-for-profit managed care organization (MCO) participating in Connecticut’s Medicaid Managed Care Program in obtaining equal treatment by the state as commercial companies providing health insurance to HUSKY participants with an insurance premium tax credit based on their enrollment.
      • Assumed a leadership role in negotiating with the Connecticut Department of Insurance and hospitals, on behalf of the managed care industry, to develop a uniform health care claim format.
      • Successfully modified legislation for environmentally preferable products and improved future communications in matter involving the legislative committee of cognizance and the state agency of cognizance.
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Recognized in the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 and 2020 “Power 25 Health Care” list, which identifies leaders who are significantly impacting the industry and public health.

    • Presentations


      "Health Insurance Reimagined," as moderator for the CBIA-hosted event "Healthcare's Future: The Post-COVID World" (5/10/2022)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • January 5, 2022

        Robinson+Cole Ranked Second Largest Lobbying Firm in Connecticut by Hartford Business Journal

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      • October 19, 2021

        Susan Halpin Selected to Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Power 25 Health Care List

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      • April 5, 2011

        Benefits Attorneys Present at CBIA’s 2011 Compensation & Benefits Conference

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