Wiggin and Dana Attorneys Appointed to the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association Board of Directors

June 15, 2011


New Haven
- Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that Bryan Watson and Fallon DePina were recently appointed to The George W. Crawford Black Bar Association Board of Directors as President and Treasurer, respectively, for a one year term.

Bryan Watson was appointed as the Association's President. He previously served as President-Elect and Secretary. Bryan represents clients in all phases of litigation arising out of the employment relationship and has substantial experience negotiating and drafting general corporate documents, technology-oriented agreements, non-compete agreements, and various workplace policies and procedures. He also advises clients in issues relating to employee privacy, data security, data breach responses, and compliance with privacy regulations. Bryan co-chairs the firm's Diversity Committee. He also serves on the Technology Committee and is a former member of the Associate Professional Development Committee. Bryan enjoys mentoring law students in the Lawyers' Collaborative for Diversity Mentoring Program and serving as a judge for mock trial and moot court competitions. Bryan received his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law, magna cum laude. While in law school, he was elected President of the Quinnipiac Moot Court Honor Society. He also served as a judicial intern for then-Chief Judge Alfred V. Covello of the Connecticut District Court.

Fallon DePina was appointed to her second term as Treasurer. Fallon, a member of the firm's Private Client Services Department, helps clients develop tax-efficient wealth management strategies, including: preparing wills, revocable living trusts, and insurance trusts; coordinating retirement benefits with estate plans; forming limited liability companies; and managing estate and trust administrations. Fallon serves on the Firm's Executive Liaison Committee and Hiring Committee. Fallon also serves as a Director on the New Haven Free Public Library's Foundation Board and mentors teenagers at Faith Congregational Church, in Hartford, Connecticut. Fallon received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she was elected Student Bar Association President, served as Administrative Editor of The Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, was a Moot Court Board Member, and was an Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition Finalist. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Thomas A. Bishop of the Connecticut Appellate Court.

The George W. Crawford Black Bar Association is a volunteer state-wide organization of attorneys, judges, and law students in the State of Connecticut. For more information visit www.georgecrawfordblackbar.org.