Connecticut Law Tribune Names Wiggin and Dana 2019 Litigation Department of the Year

May 17, 2019 Press Release

New Haven – For the sixth consecutive year, Wiggin and Dana is proud to announce that it has received Connecticut Law Tribune's Litigation Department of the Year recognition. The department was honored at an awards dinner on May 26, 2019 at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford, CT. In addition, three Wiggin and Dana attorneys were individually recognized at the event: Angela Robinson was recognized as a Distinguished Leader in the Law, and Laura Ann Keller and David Roth were recognized as a New Leaders in the Law.

James Glasser, Chair of the Litigation Department, stated:  “Wiggin and Dana’s Litigation Department is humbled to be recognized once again by the Connecticut Law Tribune.” Glasser further commented on the individual honorees: "The three attorneys are accomplished and distinguished litigators and appellate advocates who are committed to excellence and decency in their profession. On behalf of the firm, we are very proud to have them recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune."

Angela Robinson is a Partner in the firm's Litigation Department and is the firm's Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer. Angela Robinson is a former Superior Court Judge of the State of Connecticut, New Haven District, whose practice focuses on litigation matters, trial strategy, arbitration and mediation. She is a member of the Medical Malpractice Defense, and Employment Practices, Counseling and Litigation practice groups within the Litigation Department and serves as a consultant on a variety of state court and diversity matters. Angela is a member of the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Bar Association; and a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. She serves on the Boards of the Greater New Haven Arts Council and the New Haven Legal Assistance and serves as an adjunct law professor at Quinnipiac Law School.

Laura Ann Keller is an Associate in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of the Medical Malpractice Defense practice group. Her litigation experience involves a wide range of practice areas and clients, including, aviation, antitrust and consumer protection, insurance, marine insurance and product liability. She has extensive experience taking and defending fact and expert depositions, drafting and arguing motions, and preparing cases for mediation and/or trial. She frequently represents hospitals and health care providers in cases alleging professional negligence and recently second-chaired a jury trial that produced a defense verdict for one of the firm’s health care clients. Laura Ann currently serves on the board of the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar. Laura Ann also serves on the Professionalism Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. Laura Ann is also an active member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and the New Haven Inn of Court.

David Roth is an Associate in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Appellate, Art and Museum Law, and Intellectual Property Litigation practice groups. He has assisted insurers, universities, Fortune 500 companies, cultural institutions, and sovereign nations in a variety of complex civil litigation and appeals. Representative matters include trademark, copyright, and patent cases; insurance class-actions; art-ownership disputes; and high-stakes business litigation. David has also represented private individuals and companies in criminal matters and internal investigations. David is a member of the Federal Bar Council, the CBA (Young Lawyers, Appellate, and Federal Practice sections), and the American Bar Association. Before joining the firm, David held a clerkship with Judge Christopher Droney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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