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Five Day Pitney Attorneys Selected as New Leaders of the Law for 2015 by The Connecticut Law Tribune

Publisher: Day Pitney Press Release
November 5, 2015

Stamford, Conn., November 5, 2015 – Day Pitney is pleased to announce Marie Bertrand, Jennifer Galiette, Robert Rahilly, Matthew Shiroma and Basil Sitaras were selected as New Leaders of the Law for 2015 by The Connecticut Law Tribune.

“These outstanding young lawyers work with our top clients and have quickly risen to become leaders in our firm. Their achievements are an example of how our firm’s supportive and collaborative culture offer clients a high quality experience,” said Day Pitney Managing Partner Stanley A. Twardy, Jr.

The Connecticut Law Tribune selected 50 attorneys under 40 years old that rise above their peers. The attorneys were selected based upon their contributions to the law, bar association efforts, pro bono work and peer recognition, according to the publication.

Marie Bertrand is counsel in Day Pitney's Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use department. She represents a broad range of real estate clients in connection with the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of commercial real estate. Marie is the current Secretary of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association and active in the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity.  She has assisted undocumented immigrant youths obtain temporary work permits and exemptions from deportation under DACA.

Jennifer Galiette is counsel in the firm's Energy and Utility Law Department. She represents clients in state regulatory proceedings and proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She is a member of the team of lawyers serving as general counsel to the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), a regional utility consortium engaged in the wholesale markets for electrical power. She is a mentor for junior associates and serves as a leader for the firm’s summer apprentice program. She also serves as vice chairwoman of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Energy, Public Utility and Communications Law Section.

Robert Rahilly is counsel in Day Pitney’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use department. Rahilly assists clients with commercial real estate matters, including the financing, acquisition, leasing and sale of real property. His profile states that he assists clients “with their most complex real estate legal needs …while also… relating in a personal way that garners the necessary trust of clients.”

Matthew Shiroma is counsel in the firm's Commercial Litigation department where he practices primarily in the areas of Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes. Besides representing insurers and reinsurers in arbitration on a variety of matters involving claims under general liability, property, automobile, life, workers' compensation, and health insurance policies, as well as treaty and facultative reinsurance contracts; Shiroma regularly represents prisoners as pro bono counsel in civil rights actions.

Basil Sitaras is counsel in the firm's Employment and Labor department. He represents management in a broad spectrum of employment and labor law matters involving federal and state wage and hour disputes, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection and retaliation, breach of contract, and discrimination and retaliation under federal, state and local laws. His profile describes him as “an excellent attorney who is very responsive to client concerns and who provides thoughtful, practical advice.”

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