Day Pitney Finalizes Move To 1 Stamford Plaza in 2019 Connecticut’s largest law firm has finalized plans to move into a new 19,450 square-foot facility at 1 Stamford Plaza. The commercial real estate firm Savills Studley announced completion of a lease that will allow Day Pitney to move from its current offices at 201 Broad St. to the seventh floor of a 16-story, 219,000-square-foot Class A office tower. The move will take place in the first quarter of 2019. The lease features includes a mix of private offices and meeting spaces housing approximately 70 employees, including 32 attorneys. Savills Studley’s L. Craig Lemle, Michael Goldman and Jason Perla arranged the long-term transaction for the law firm, while Margaret Carlson represented the landlord, RFR, in-house. Established in 1902, Day Pitney is celebrating its 100th anniversary in Connecticut this year. The firm has five offices throughout the state and has a strong presence along the East Coast, with additional offices in Boston, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C. With the new lease, Day Pitney will also benefit from in-building amenities such as an on-site fitness center, cafeteria, a 1,200-space attached parking garage, 24/7 security, keycard access and state-of-the-art tenant-controlled HVAC.
CCA Attorney Bonnie Roswig Wins U.S. Attorney’s Award In recognition of her “superior efforts in the investigation and prosecution of In Re: North Canaan Elementary School,” Center for Children’s Advocacy senior staff attorney Bonnie Roswig received the U.S. Attorney’s Award at a ceremony on June 20, 2018. This award recognizes attorney Roswig’s legal efforts resulting in positive resolution in a case that enforced the national standard for playgrounds, ensuring accessibility for children with disabilities that might otherwise exclude them from participation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is charged with enforcing federal criminal laws in Connecticut and representing the federal government in civil litigation. The office is composed of approximately 63 assistant U.S. attorneys and approximately 52 staff members at offices in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport. The Center for Children’s Advocacy is a nonprofit law firm that fights for the legal rights of Connecticut’s most vulnerable children.
GHLAF Salutes Leaders In Fight for Justice The Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation (GHLAF) recently honored the law firm of Robinson & Cole and Day Pitney partner Paul Belval for their work to end poverty and fight for justice in the Hartford area. During its Celebrating Leaders for Justice event, GHLAF also marked 60 years of work meeting human needs for safety, shelter, food, health care, educational and employment opportunity and basic subsistence. Sen. Chris Murphy gave the keynote address at the event, which took place at the Pond House in West Hartford. “Law firm and individual lawyers’ support for Legal Aid strengthens our community and transforms lives,” said GHLA Foundation President Ricardo Anzaldúa. “We all have roles to play in GHLA’sefforts at ultimately ending poverty and in the meantime mitigating its impacts in our community.”
Robinson & Cole Lawyers Appointed To Leadership at CBA Young Lawyers The Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section has appointed Robinson & Cole lawyers Amanda Gordon Schreiber and Alisha N. Sullivan to leadership roles.
Amanda Gordon Schreiber has been elected to serve as the CBA-YLS chair-elect. She is a member of Robinson & Cole’s Health and Benefits Litigation Group, focusing her practice on claims and litigation related to health insurance, disability insurance and life insurance coverage with an emphasis on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. She has experience litigating matters in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings across the country.
Alisha N. Sullivan, a member of Robinson & Cole’s Employee Benefits and Compensation Group, has been named the chair of the CBA-YLS Tax Committee and was presented with a CBA-YLS Star of the Year Award in recognition of her previous role as co-chair of the section’s Women in the Law Committee. The committee plays a key role in planning the annual Pathways to Leadership for Women Lawyers dinner. Hosted in partnership with the CBA Women in the Law Section, the signature event includes the presentation of the Ladder Award that recognizes a female attorney in Connecticut who has demonstrated exceptional leadership.
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