(STAMFORD, January 4, 2014) -- Day Pitney LLP is pleased to announce that the following seven attorneys have become partners of the firm: Florence K.S. ("Flossie") Davis, Achilles Kintiroglou, Ellen S. Knarr, Mark Salah Morgan, Thomas J. ("Tom") O'Neill, Eric L. Sussman and Daniel E. Wenner.
The newly promoted attorneys represent a range of practices, including energy, corporate and business law, commercial litigation, labor and employment and white collar defense.
"This year's new partners boast exceptional credentials and accomplishments, and have demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to our clients and the firm," said Day Pitney managing partner Stanley A. Twardy. "We congratulate all of them and we are confident that they will continue to find success for years to come."
The new partners are:
Florence K.S. "Flossie" Davis (Hartford, CT) focuses on transactions involving energy companies, including retail and wholesale power contracts, renewable energy credit (REC) transactions, demand-side management, utility asset divestitures, and mergers and acquisitions, in each case encompassing both the regulatory matters and transactional work involved in such deals. Ms. Davis has participated in state regulatory proceedings and proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In addition, she has worked on a variety of issues involving public utility financings.
Achilles Kintiroglou (Parsippany, NJ) counsels publicly and privately held companies on corporate, transactional and securities law matters. He primarily practices in the areas of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, including stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, corporate reorganizations, private placements, and compliance with public reporting responsibilities and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Mr. Kintiroglou also advises senior management and boards of directors and board committees of both public and private companies with respect to fiduciary duties, corporate governance, disclosure, and other legal compliance matters.
Ellen S. Knarr (Parsippany, NJ) Ms. Knarr practices in the areas of public companies, retail companies, employee benefits and executive compensation, and mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
Mark Salah Morgan (Parsippany, NJ) is a litigator with experience in the trial of jury and non-jury cases involving contracts, securities, and intellectual property matters. He has assisted clients with strategies for the containment, management and resolution of legal crises occurring at the federal/state, criminal/civil and domestic/international levels, including the Supreme Court of New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Morgan also assists in the representation of corporations, as well as their officers and directors, in connection with investigations by grand juries and regulatory authorities of potential wrongdoing.
Thomas J. "Tom" O'Neill (Stamford, CT) is a trial attorney who represents individuals and businesses in tort litigation, commercial litigation, bankruptcy proceedings and collection matters, including foreclosure actions and prejudgment remedy proceedings. He also represents clients in complex litigation ranging from claims for breach of commercial leases to violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.He is a member of the firm's Products Liability and Torts Litigation, Creditors' Rights and Real Estate Litigation, and Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights practice groups, and the Commercial Litigation department.
Eric L. Sussman (Hartford, CT) practices primarily in the area of employment litigation, but also handles commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. Mr. Sussman regularly handles matters involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and breach of contract, including covenants not to compete. He has litigation experience in both state and federal court, including bench trial and jury trial experience. He also has substantial experience at the administrative agency level, including but not limited to handling matters before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and the Workers' Compensation Commission.
Daniel E. Wenner (Hartford, CT) is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation department and his practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in connection with the defense of regulatory, white-collar criminal and complex civil-litigation matters. A former assistant U.S. attorney in New York, Mr. Wenner assists clients with internal investigations and conducts corporate-governance and compliance reviews. He has also conducted Medicare and Medicaid compliance-program reviews, including risk assessment, policy review, and training evaluation. He is also the primary author of Day Pitney's White Collar Roundup newsletter.
About Day Pitney Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with close to 300 attorneys in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Boston and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations as well as emerging- and middle-market companies and individuals.
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