Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment Ranks Wiggin and Dana Partners

September 30, 2019 Press Release

Wiggin and Dana is proud to announce that Benchmark Litigation 2020 ranked eight Wiggin and Dana Partners "Local Litigation Stars" and four Partners as "Future Stars".  Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment 2019 ranked three Wiggin and Dana partners as "Labor & Employment Stars" and listed the firm as a "Recommended" Labor & Employment firm.

In describing the firm, Benchmark Litigation 2020 reports that, “Wiggin and Dana is comprised of ‘all-around, excellent, top-tier lawyers’ many of whom possess ‘smart and practical litigation and appellate expertise.’” The litigation team is described as “very effective in the courtroom” with a “detailed yet practical approach,” and is praised for their “outstanding analysis, strategy, business acumen and legal skill.”

Clients interviewed by Benchmark highlight the “top-of-the-field counsel with national and international reputations in franchising, anti-trust and commercial litigation” adding that, “the firm is attentive to client needs and creative in solving problems.” Others also note the firm’s client base is “more sophisticated and more international in scope,” than its local peers.  Benchmark made a point of noting that while client’s observe that the Firm’s practice is national and international, the Firm remains “a Connecticut powerhouse."

James Glasser, Chair of Wiggin and Dana’s Litigation Department, commented, "We are very proud of the work we do and the clients we serve. We genuinely appreciate the recognition by Benchmark Litigation."

The firm is pleased to announce that the following eight partners have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2020 as "Local Litigation Stars":

  • Jeffrey Babbin
  • Aaron Bayer
  • Timothy Diemand
  • Jonathan Freiman
  • James Glasser
  • David Ring
  • Kevin Smith
  • Tahlia Townsend

Benchmark Litigation also recognized five partners as "Future Stars":

  • Erika Amarante
  • Jenny Chou
  • John Doroghazi (also named to the 40 & Under Hot List 2019)
  • Joseph Merschman

The firm is also pleased to announce that the following three partners have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment 2019 as "Labor & Employment Stars": 

  • Mary Gambardella
  • Peter Lefeber
  • Lawrence Peikes

Benchmark's research team distributed multiple surveys – one for firms to highlight recent casework, one for individual lawyers, and another for clients to provide their feedback. In addition, Benchmark also provided detailed editorial analysis of each key law firm's activity including recent important case work and analysis, as well as client feedback on the top litigators in labor and employment.

Please click here to view Wiggin and Dana's 2020 Benchmark Litigation rankings and here to view the 2019 Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment analysis.

About Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S. The guide's results are the culmination of a six-month research period in which the publication conducts extensive interviews with litigators and their clients, examines recent case work and asks sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state. "Highly recommended" firms received the most mentions, and were held as "dominant" in their particular jurisdiction, "litigation stars" were "recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers," and "future stars" were consistently referenced by peers and clients as likely to become local stars. To read more about the process, please visit