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 is a co-chair of Robinson+Cole’s Connecticut Government Relations Practice Group, with 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 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 has served as an aide in both the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses of the Connecticut General Assembly and has worked extensively on political campaigns as well as with several legislative boards and commissions. She previously served on a major fundraising board for the YWCA of Hartford.

    Susan is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a B.A. in political science.

  • 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.
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