Wiggin and Dana Partner Elected to the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program
New Haven – Wiggin and Dana Partner Jeffrey R. Babbin has been elected a 2013 Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program, which honors leading members of the legal profession and the Judiciary in Connecticut. Membership in the Fellows is by invitation only and is evidence of professional distinction.
Jeff is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and is a member of the Appellate and Complex Legal Issues Practice Group. He has handled over a hundred appeals of trial court and agency decisions before federal and state courts nationally, with particular experience in the Connecticut Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. His appeals have involved constitutional rights, insurance, securities, medical and other professional malpractice, breach of contract, fraud, other business and personal torts, labor relations, and Native American land claims.
The Fellows Program, now in its 19th year, includes 960 members. The group consists of private practice lawyers, judges, corporate counsels, professors of law at Connecticut's law schools, past and current leadership of the Connecticut Bar Association, and numerous present and former government leaders.
About the Connecticut Bar Foundation
The Connecticut Bar Foundation is a philanthropic organization which develops and administers programs to enhance the understanding and improvement of the law and legal institutions, and it sponsors educational symposia. The Foundation administers several programs including the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) programs which provide funds for delivery of legal services for the poor. Also, the Foundation administers the Judicial Branch Grants-in-Aid and the Court Fees Grants-in-Aid programs for legal services.