Wiggin and Dana Partner Receives Special Recognition Award

May 6, 2016


From left are James T. (Tim) Shearin, President of the CT Bar Foundation, Wiggin and Dana Partner Aaron Bayer and Wiggin and Dana Partner Robert Langer. Mr. Langer received a Special Recognition Award during the Annual Meeting and Reception on May 3, 2016.

New Haven – Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that Antitrust Partner Robert M. Langer was presented with the Special Recognition Award by the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) at their Annual Meeting and Reception, held at the New Haven Lawn Club on May 3, 2016.

"We are extremely proud of Bob Langer's achievements and service," comments Paul Hughes, Wiggin and Dana's Managing Partner. "Bob has contributed immensely to the Connecticut Bar Foundation over the course of his career including his years on the board and participating in more committees than I could list. The CBF's new Special Recognition Award was created with Bob in mind. Given his many years of service to the CBF, it's no wonder he is receiving this well-earned honor."

Bob became a Charter Fellow in the James Cooper Fellows Program in 1994 and was a Sustaining Life Fellow from 2004-2012. He became a Charter Member of the Catherine Roraback Circle Fellows in 2013 and served as the Chair of the Fellows Program from 2000-2006. During that time he also served as an ex officio member of the CBF board. He served on the board as an elected member from 2006 - 2015, because he believed deeply that its core mission, sustaining legal services for the poor, was not just an ideal for others to pursue but rather a fundamental obligation of being a lawyer. He has also contributed and served on CBF's Long-Range Planning Committee and the Fellow's Education and Program Committee, which continually develops new ideas for service work. He has served as a judge in the Fellows' annual essay contest almost every year since that program began in 2001.

Bob is a partner in Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department and is co-chair of the firm's Antitrust and Consumer Protection Practice Group. He is involved in all aspects of antitrust, consumer protection and trade regulation counseling and litigation, including class actions, representing clients in both federal and state courts, and before the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice and offices of state attorneys general throughout the United States.

Before joining Wiggin and Dana in 1994, Langer was the assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust and Consumer Protection Department of the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General and served as Chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Multistate Antitrust Task Force from 1990 to 1992. He has participated in more than 20 cases in the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Connecticut Appellate Court involving interpretation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act and the Connecticut Antitrust Act, as well as numerous landmark antitrust cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. He has written more than 60 articles on a variety of antitrust, consumer protection, constitutional law and health care topics, spoken on many hundreds of occasions on such topics throughout the country, and is the co-author of "Unfair Trade Practices, Business Torts and Antitrust," Vol. 12 of the Conn. Practice Series. He currently serves as Chair of the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law and is an adjunct professor of law at UConn School of Law.