Chou and Merschman named "New Leaders in the Law"

October 6, 2015


Wiggin and Dana Partners Jenny Chou and Joseph Merschman


Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that attorneys Jenny Chou and Joseph Merschman, Partners in the Firm's Litigation Department, have been named "New Leaders in the Law" for 2015 by the Connecticut Law Tribune. This honor is presented annually to lawyers under the age of 40 whose achievements in the legal profession have distinguished them from their peers.

Jenny Chou's practice focuses on white collar defense, government investigations, and complex civil litigation. Jenny advises and represents individuals and entities in state and federal proceedings involving allegations of securities violations, false claims, and other regulatory matters. She also maintains an active civil litigation practice, including class action, contract, and commercial disputes. Jenny is a member of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association and serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Friends of New Haven Legal Assistance Association. Jenny also serves on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Food Bank.

Joe Merschman represents companies and individuals in a broad range of business disputes and complex litigation, including derivative and securities litigation and other class actions. Joe is Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation Subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Commercial & Business Litigation Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the New Haven County Bar Association and is a member of the New Haven Inn of Court.

James Glasser, Chair of the Litigation Department, commented that "Jenny and Joe are accomplished and distinguished litigators in their respective areas. Their commitment to excellence, loyalty to their clients and personal involvement in local professional and community organizations make them deserving of this award. We are proud to have them recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune and others in the legal community."

The honorees were chosen by a panel of five judges from the legal community based on categories ranging from "contributions to the law" to bar association efforts, pro bono work and peer recognition. This year, the Connecticut Law Tribune selected 50 attorneys to honor. The honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner on November 4, 2015. For more information on the award please click here.