Day Pitney Hartford-based Counsel Ashley Picker Dubin and Partner Alexander W. Judd were recognized as winners in the 2023 New England Legal Awards by American Lawyer Media. Dubin was recognized with a Legal Innovator & Disrupters Award, and Judd was named a New Leader in the Law. Dubin and Judd received their awards at last night's 2023 New England Legal Awards dinner at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston.
"Congratulations to Ashley and Alex for being recognized for their contributions to the legal industry," said Gregory A. Hayes, Managing Partner of Day Pitney. "Day Pitney is proud to support those contributions, and we are confident in Ashley's and Alex's future success and continued leadership."
The New England Legal Awards celebrate professional excellence in law in Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The honorees are selected by Law.com and Connecticut Law Tribune's editors and reporters for all categories, along with an external judging panel for the New Leaders category. Each nominee was judged in their respective categories, but the editorial staff may have awarded nominees in a different category at their discretion. For more information on the awards, or methodology, click here and here.
Dubin counsels and advises clients in electronic discovery (eDiscovery) and information governance (IG) processes and best practices. Dubin works with Day Pitney attorneys across multiple practice areas to tailor strategies and discovery management plans for U.S. matters for clients in the U.S., U.K., Europe, South America, and Asia. Dubin serves as eDiscovery liaison in jurisdictions across the United States, negotiates technology assisted review (TAR) protocols, and litigates motions related to discovery disputes. Clients' in-house legal counsel, technology teams, and records management departments collaborate with Dubin to develop and implement best practices for discovery. She develops internal and external discovery guidelines addressing each phase of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), including innovative uses of AI. Clients frequently engage and rely on her to negotiate discovery protocols with U.S. and state government agencies, U.S. Attorneys' offices, and private parties. Dubin is a member of ILTA, The Sedona Conference - WG1 and WG6, Women in eDiscovery, the American Bar Association, and the Connecticut Bar Association. She earned her B.A. from Goucher College and her J.D. from New England School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Maryland.
Judd counsels energy clients on regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters. That counsel includes assisting energy clients with the development and financing of renewable power and fossil fuel facilities. He works with competitive electricity and gas suppliers, energy project developers, and investors. He appears frequently before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). He also monitors regulatory developments in the energy and utilities field throughout New England, New York, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Midwest. Before joining the Day Pitney team, Alex served as the legislative attorney to the Energy and Technology Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly. Judd is the President of the Connecticut Power & Energy Society and the Immediate Past Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Energy Section. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from The George Washington University and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut.
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