Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly honored Robinson+Cole lawyer Kendra L. Berardi as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” during the publication’s annual Excellence in the Law event on May 10, 2018 at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Up and Coming Lawyers are described as the rising stars of the legal community—Massachusetts attorneys who have been members of the bar for ten years or less, but who have already distinguished themselves despite their relatively junior status. Ms. Berardi is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group.
The Hartford County Bar Association presented Robinson+Cole with its 2018 Pro Bono Award during the organization’s annual Law Day Ceremony at Hartford Superior Court on May 4, 2018. The firm was nominated for the distinction by Statewide Legal Services (SLS) of Connecticut. "Robinson+Cole continually demonstrates significant and longstanding dedication to the delivery of pro bono legal services,” said SLS Pro Bono Attorney Manager Ashleigh M. Backman. “The law firm has shown distinguished leadership in its efforts to bridge Connecticut’s access to civil justice gap affecting low-income men, women, and children in Connecticut.”
The Connecticut Bar Foundation has elected Robinson+Cole lawyers Virginia E. McGarrity, Robert S. Melvin, Keisha S. Palmer, James P. Ray, and Brian J. Wheelin as 2018 Fellows of the James W. Cooper Fellows Program. Membership in the Fellows is by invitation only and is evidence of professional distinction.
Robinson+Cole’s Class Actions Insider blog is a platform for thoughtful and timely discussion regarding developments in class action law. The blog is authored by Wystan M. Ackerman, chair of the firm’s Class Action Team. He is one of Connecticut's leading class action defense lawyers, and has a national class action defense practice.
The legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Robinson+Cole’s Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team leader Linn F. Freedman nationally in the Privacy & Data Security category. Robinson+Cole was also recognized in all six practice area categories that Chambers USA covers in Connecticut in its 2018 edition and has individually recognized 18 of the firm’s lawyers.
The George W. Crawford Black Bar Association, an organization committed to enhancing the role and number of Black attorneys in Connecticut, has elected Robinson+Cole lawyer Christie D. Jean to its Executive Board. Ms. Jean is a member of the firm’s Public Finance Group.
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