Wiggin and Dana Awards $3500 Scholarship to Newtown Resident

June 8, 2010


New Haven
– The law firm of Wiggin and Dana and the Connecticut Bar Association's Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section have awarded the annual William G. Millman, Jr., Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,500 to Newtown, Connecticut resident Christine M. D'Alessandro.

Christine, currently entering her sophomore year at the University of Notre Dame. Raised in Newtown, Christine graduated from Newtown High School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

The scholarship fund was created in memory of Wiggin and Dana's partner William Millman, who, at the age of 42, lost his courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Millman was serving as chair of the CBA's Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section at the time of his death. A 1979 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a 1982 graduate of Georgetown University Law School, Millman became an associate at Wiggin and Dana upon graduation from law school and a partner in 1990.

Since 2005, the scholarship has been administered annually by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and is awarded to a Connecticut resident who is an undergraduate student at a four-year college. Preference is given to students who have been accepted or are enrolled at the University of Notre Dame and who profess a good faith intention to attend law school and return to Connecticut to practice law. Prior awardees of the William G. Millman, Jr. Memorial Scholarship have been Notre Dame undergraduates Katherine McCann of South Windsor; Tobias Bannon of Southington; Kelly Mannion of Guilford; and Allison M. Vicenzi of Westport.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to the William G. Millman, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Fund should contact Wiggin and Dana attorneys Robert M. Langer (860)297-3724 or James F. Farrington, Jr., (203)363-7614. To find out more about the scholarship and eligibility requirements, visit www.wiggin.com.