Board Authorizes Scholarship in Memory Of William G. Millman, Jr.

February 18, 2003

The Connecticut Bar Association’s Board of Governors on December 9 authorized the creation of a scholarship in memory of William G. Millman, Jr., who died on March 26, 2000, while serving as chair of the CBA’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section. Millman, who was a partner in Wiggin & Dana LLP in New Haven, was 42 years old.

The section’s executive committee voted in November 2002 to approve the allocation of $5,000 toward the William G. Millman, Jr. Scholarship. The section’s contribution is conditioned upon the receipt of a $5,000 contribution from Wiggin & Dana and an effort by the firm to solicit $5,000 in additional funds from other law firms, individual partners or other attorneys.

The University of Notre Dame, Millman’s undergraduate alma mater, will administer the scholarship. Millman was an active Notre Dame alumnus. The section anticipates an annual scholarship of between $500 and $1,000 will be awarded to a Connecticut resident who is an undergraduate student at Notre Dame, meets basic university requirements for receiving a scholarship and intends to return to Connecticut to practice law. It does not require an intention to attend a Connecticut law school.

Millman was a 1979 graduate of Notre Dame and a 1982 graduate of Georgetown University Law School. He began working for Wiggin & Dana in 1981 and became a partner in 1990.

Millman distinguished himself in significant matters of litigation and corporate law. For example, he was part of a team of lawyers who represented Arthur Andersen in the Colonial Realty litigation during the decade of the 90s. In addition, he was the lead lawyer representing United Illuminating Company in the sale of its fossil-fueled generation in the spring of 1999. He also represented a multinational manufacturer in a series of acquisitions in the United States and Central America.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to the William G. Millman, Jr. Scholarship fund should contact Robert M. Langer at (860) 297-3724 or Linda L. Randell at (203) 498-4322. Both Langer and Randell are former chairs of the CBA’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section.