Former Wiggin and Dana Partner Receives Distinguished Service Award

May 14, 2012

New Haven – Former Wiggin and Dana partner, the Honorable Mark R. Kravitz, received the Distinguished Service Award at the Connecticut Bar Foundation's 2012 Reception and James W. Cooper Fellows Annual Meeting on May 8, 2012 at the New Haven Lawn Club.

Judge Kravitz received the Distinguished Service Award for his extraordinary dedication and accomplishments as a member of the legal profession.

Remarks honoring Judge Kravitz were given by Judge Kravitz's fellow United States Supreme Court law clerk, Charles Cooper; former Wiggin and Dana Partner and attorney mentor, Bill Doyle; former Wiggin and Dana lawyer and Judge Kravitz mentee, the Honorable Jesse M. Furman, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; and the Honorable José A. Cabranes, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

"He went out of his way to teach me the art of appellate lawyering," said Judge Furman, "praising me when I'd done a good job, and carefully correcting my errors without ever rebuking me or making me feel disheartened."

Judge Kravitz was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut in 2003 by President George W. Bush. Before Judge Kravitz‘s appointment he was a partner at Wiggin and Dana where he practiced law for 27 years. While at the firm, Judge Kravitz started and chaired the firm's Appellate Practice Group. Judge Kravitz served as a law clerk to Judge James Hunter, III, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and then to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the United States Supreme Court.

To read more, click here for the A Display of Gratitude article, published in the May 14, 2012 edition of the Connecticut Law Tribune.