Judge Christopher Droney (ret.) authored the article, "Tips for Effective Appellate Arguments," for the "Expert Opinion" column of the Connecticut Law Tribune. The article discusses the correct tone a brief should take. His answer is persuade the judges that you are correct, not personal jabs at opposing lawyers or hyperbole. He also advises attorneys not to write their briefs with their clients as the audience, "write it for your real audience–the judges."
Read the full article here.
On March 7, Chief Justice Rogers (ret.) will be speaking at the "Appellate Practice: What Not to Do, Lessons from the Bench and Bar," webinar sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Judge Christopher F. Droney (ret.) and Matthew Austin authored the article, "2022 Brings New Priorities in Civil and Criminal Enforcement for U.S. Justice Department," for the Expert Opinion column of the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Judge Christopher F. Droney (ret.) authored the article, "Preparation is Key: A Successful Moot Session is Vital for Appellate Arguments," for the "Best Practices" column of the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Day Pitney Alert
Christopher F. Droney was interviewed by Kara Sundlin of WFSB 3 CBS Connecticut regarding the draft opinion leak in Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court.
On April 8, the firm obtained an appellate victory on behalf of The Hartford.
Day Pitney Partners William J. Roberts and Christopher F. Droney were both selected as recipients of the Distinguished Leaders Award in the 2022 Connecticut Legal Awards, sponsored by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Judge Christopher F. Droney (ret.) and Matthew Austin's Connecticut Law Tribune Expert Opinion column, "2022 Brings New Priorities in Civil and Criminal Enforcement for U.S. Justice Department," was quoted in a feature article by the same publication, titled, "Big Changes Coming with Biden Administration's M&A Review."
Elizabeth Sher, partner and General Counsel for Day Pitney, was quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal's article titled, "All Eyes on Philip Sellinger: Observers Watch New US Attorney for Clues About Priorities."
Day Pitney Commercial Litigation and White Collar Partner Naju R. Lathia and Employment and Labor and Regulated Substances Attorney Daniel Pierre authored the article, "Proceed with Caution: NJ's Green Lighting of Recreational Cannabis May Require Detours," for the New Jersey Law Journal.