Joseph Merschman Promoted to Partner

January 15, 2014

New Haven – Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that Joseph Merschman has been promoted to Partner.

Joe is a member of the firm's Litigation Department and part of the firm's Class Actions, Antitrust and Consumer Protection, Franchise and Distribution, and Environmental Litigation Practice Groups. He has considerable experience representing clients in a broad range of complex business litigation in federal and state courts.

As an illustrative example of Joe's outstanding work, he recently defended a Connecticut bank at trial in a class action lawsuit and two related federal cases that were brought by the bank's customers over their losses in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.

"Joe is an extremely talented lawyer and a gentleman who works hard to understand his clients' problems and to find efficient and effective solutions to address them," said Jim Glasser, Chair of the firm's Litigation Department. "I am pleased to welcome Joe to the partnership."

Joe is Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation Subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Commercial & Business Litigation Committee. He also is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the New Haven County Bar Association, and the New Haven Inn of Court.

Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Joe worked for a Boston law firm where he represented plaintiffs in class action lawsuits involving allegations of securities fraud, violations of antitrust and consumer protection laws, and challenges to a banking merger.

Joe received his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Connecticut Law Review. After law school, Joe clerked for Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Christine S. Vertefeuille, and then for U.S. District Judge Richard W. Roberts in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.