Nuala Droney is a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group. Ms. Droney focuses her practice on complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation, and representing clients in government investigations.
Ms. Droney helps clients navigate complex business disputes, from pre-suit discussions to jury trials. Her courtroom experience ranges from federal and state jury and bench trials to preliminary injunctions and Markman hearings.
Ms. Droney has won numerous complex cases for clients, including disputes involving allegations of breach of contract, theft of trade secrets and unfair trade practices. She regularly counsels clients, including major manufacturers, on litigation risk and dispute avoidance.
Ms. Droney is the chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Team. She represents clients faced with high-stakes intellectual property disputes. She has successfully represented clients in patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement and trade secret litigation.
Ms. Droney is also a member of the firm’s White-Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance Team. She represents clients involved in government investigations, including investigations by various U.S. Attorney’s offices and offices of states Attorney General.
By appointment of the federal courts, Ms. Droney also represents indigent federal defendants who are facing U.S. Department of Justice prosecutions.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
Ms. Droney chairs Robinson+Cole's Women's Committee. She is one of the founders of the firm’s Domestic Violence Restraining Order program, which provides free legal services to family violence victims.
By appointment of the Judges of the District of Connecticut, Ms. Droney served on the Merit Selection Panel for the Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Joan Margolis, and she currently serves on the Advisory Committee on the District's Local Criminal Rules and the Merit Selection Panel for the Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez. 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 and a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford's Board of Trustees.
Connecticut Super Lawyers® has consistently named Ms. Droney a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation since 2013 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.) Benchmark Litigation named her a 2015, 2016, and 2017 Local Litigation Star. Chambers USA recognized her in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Before entering private practice, Ms. Droney served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, United States District Judge, District of Connecticut.