Wiggin and Dana Attorneys Named New Leaders in the Law for 2016 by Connecticut Law Tribune

December 1, 2016

Wiggin and Dana Associate Matthew Brown, left, was named New Leader in the Law for 2016 by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

New Haven – Wiggin and Dana LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Matthew Brown and Claire Coleman, have been named "New Leaders in the Law" for 2016 by the Connecticut Law Tribune, at an awards dinner that took place on November 10, 2016 at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford, CT. This honor is presented annually to lawyers under the age of 40 whose achievements in the legal profession have distinguished them from their peers.

Matthew C. Brown's practice focuses on manufacturing matters including resolution of supplier disputes through mediation, arbitration and, when necessary, trial. Matthew is a member of Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department and is Co-Chair of the firm's Manufacturing Industry Practice Group. He has represented manufacturing clients in the aerospace, industrial, maritime, heavy chemicals, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries on bet the company and straightforward contract matters. Matthew is also active in the New Haven community. He is a member of the Inn of Court, New Haven, a former Board member for Family Centered Services of CT, and graduate of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. Matthew also served as Co-Chair of the New Haven County Bar Association's Nuts and Bolts Committee, which provides seminars for newly admitted lawyers.

Claire E. Coleman represents individuals and corporations in civil and criminal proceedings, conducts internal investigations, and counsels clients on regulatory compliance issues. Claire has accumulated thousands of hours of experience handling trade and compliance counseling matters, conducting internal investigations and working with executives and line personnel to develop and drive robust workable compliance solutions as a seconded member of Fortune 50 in-house compliance teams. Claire also has experience defending persons accused of crimes in federal court. Claire is also active in the community. She serves as an elected member of the Board of Assessment Appeals for the town of Woodbridge, and previously served on the Board of Ethics.

James Glasser, Chair of the Litigation Department, said "Matt and Claire 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 four 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 37 attorneys to honor.

For more information on the award please click here.