Firm Profile > Wiggin and Dana LLP > New Haven, United States

Wiggin and Dana LLP
PO BOX 1832
NEW HAVEN, CT O6508-1832
United States

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 3

Wiggin and Dana LLP  acts for both purchasers and providers of outsourcing services. Headed by New Haven-based Mark Heaphy, the team is praised for its expertise in IT outsourcing which includes the negotiation and documentation of offshore,  and on shore transactions. Its client roster spans the healthcare, robotics, retail and financial services sectors. Also recommended in the New Haven office are John Kennedy and Tamia Simonis. A name to note in New York is Sarvesh Mahajan, who assists supplier clients in all stages of IT and business process outsourcing transactions.

Practice head(s):


The team are unique because they focus on business-minded solutions to get deals done. With many firms in this area, it takes several rounds of negotiating and airing age old arguments that the parties have heard many times. With the Wiggin and Dana team, we know that we can dispense with the posturing and work together collaboratively to focus on what our respective clients want — finding mutually agreeable business solutions to open issues.’

Significant team with very strong knowledge and experience in outsourcing, especially on the sell side.’

We’ve utilized the firm primarily for technology outsourcing transactions. They are experts in the area and available to jump on difficult matters at the last minute.

Sarvesh Mahajan has been effective in representing us and his response time is amazing.’

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) Tier 4

Headquartered in New Haven, Wiggin and Dana LLP’s stable of appellate lawyers is praised by clients for its ‘in-depth knowledge of the law and appellate procedure’. The team places an emphasis on handling appeals in the state courts of appeals and the supreme courts in Connecticut, Georgia, and California, among others. The department is chaired by Jonathan Freiman, who, in addition to his experience in appellate work, also has niche expertise in disputes involving art and artifacts. Also recommended are Jeffrey Babbin, Aaron Bayer and recently promoted partner Tadhg Dooley.

Practice head(s):


Excellent writers with an in-depth knowledge of the law and appellate procedure

Jeffrey Babbin is very experienced and knowledgeable.

Associate David Roth is very smart, focused, and a clear writer.

Key clients

Doctor’s Associates

United Technologies Corporation

Otis Elevator Company

Federal Republic of Germany

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

The Hartford Financial Services Group

The RiverStone Group

Town of East Haven

Wesleyan University

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) Tier 5

Wiggin and Dana LLP handles M&A, securities and capital market transactions, and corporate governance matters, and also advises on related issues such as antitrust, tax, labor, environment, data privacy and trade regulation. The team acts for private equity funds and portfolio companies, family offices and public companies, particularly in the areas of biopharma, chemicals, IT, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media and telecoms. Stamford-based William Perrone and Mark Kaduboski jointly head the team.

Practice head(s):


‘Wiggin and Dana standout as one of the most efficient and thoughtful advisors I have worked with’. 

‘Wiggin lawyers learn your business, focus on the key issues, and therefore are incredibly efficient’. 

‘In my experience fees for transactions negotiated by Wiggin are typically half of what the larger firms charge, with no decrement in quality’.            

Key clients

The Marlin Company

CAS Medical Systems, Inc.

Genpact Limited

Amastan Technologies, Inc. (now 6k, Inc.)


Olink Proteomics AB

Bernoulli Enterprise, Inc.

Anticimex International AB

RallyBio, LLC

Southfield Capital Partners

PetVets Care Centers

The firm: Wiggin and Dana is a full-service law firm with more than 140 attorneys. We are a true partnership of highly talented, creative and experienced lawyers dedicated to exceeding our clients’ expectations every day.

With offices in Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Palm Beach, we represent clients throughout the United States and globally on a wide range of sophisticated and complex matters. From defending a Fortune 500 institution in “bet-the-company” litigation, to helping the next generation of inventors bring a new technology to market, to preserving the wealth that a family business has worked so hard to create, we pride ourselves in offering value driven solutions and results.

Since the firm’s inception in 1934, Wiggin and Dana has been recognized as one of the most experienced law firms in the region. We believe that we exemplify the best of the old and new – a proudly independent firm dedicated to crafting innovative solutions in traditional and emerging industries in ever-changing areas of the law.

Main areas of practice: Legal 500 Ranked Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution – Appellate Practice and Media, Technology and Telecoms – Outsourcing Practice and M&A/ Corporate and Commercial.

Wiggin and Dana is made up of six main Departments, including Corporate, Health Care, Litigation, Private Client Services, Labor, Employment and Benefits, and Real Estate, Environmental, Construction and Facilities.

Our Litigation Department handles everything from general commercial litigation and appeals, white collar criminal defense, or matters specific to certain industries, such as franchise and hospitality, pharmaceutical and medical device, and aerospace and defense. Wiggin and Dana has been nationally recognized for our Dispute Resolution – Appellate Practice Area. The group handles high-stakes appeals and also provides appellate advice and analysis of complex legal issues at the trial level.

Our Outsourcing and Technology Practice Group, has been nationally recognized and serves leading suppliers of IT, business process and other outsourced services worldwide. In addition, our Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group helps clients comply with privacy and data security laws, manage and mitigate security risks and, if necessary, respond to incidents in order to minimize potential exposure, protect valuable data, preserve business relationships and protect reputations and goodwill.

Our Corporate Department regularly advises clients on a wide variety of commercial and financial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, public and private debt and equity financing, outsourcing, entity formation, creation and protection of intellectual property, licensing and distribution, franchising and workouts and restructuring.

For additional information regarding our Health Care, Private Client Services, Labor, Employment and Benefits, and Real Estate, Environmental and Energy Departments, please visit our website.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate William Perrone
Health Care Maureen Weaver
Labor, Employment and Benefits Mary A. Gambardella
Litigation James Glasser
Private Client Services Michael Clear
Real Estate, Environmental and Energy Andrew J. Pal
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Mr Benjamin Daniels  photo Mr Benjamin Daniels As Counsel in Wiggin and Dana’s Litigation Department, Ben is a key…
Mr Tadhg Dooley  photo Mr Tadhg Dooley Tadhg is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, where his practice…
Mr Michael Hubbard  photo Mr Michael Hubbard Michael is Counsel in Wiggin and Dana’s Corporate Department and a member…
Mr Mark Kaduboski  photo Mr Mark Kaduboski Mark is the chairman of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group.