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

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

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 3

Wiggin and Dana LLP stands out from other firms in the market for its focus on acting for outsourcing providers. The team advises US-based and international suppliers of outsourcing services on deals relating to business processes as well as IT systems, and is adept at assisting on transactions in heavily regulated industries such as financial services. Mark Heaphy in New Haven and Tamia Simonis in Stamford jointly lead the Connecticut-based practice.

Practice head(s):

Mark Heaphy; Tamia Simonis

Other key lawyers:

Sarvesh Mahajan

Testimonials

‘The Wiggin team is well-versed in what is market for outsourcing and practically solution-oriented. Their collaborative approach to finding solutions with opposing counsel results in more focused negotiations and expedited outcomes for both sides.’

‘Mark Heaphy is a true ambassador for the outsourcing bar. His collegial and collaborative approach to working through complex issues with opposing counsel enables both sides to achieve their clients ultimate objectives — to get a deal done. We have also had positive experiences with Tamia Simonis and Sarvesh Mahajan, who demonstrate a similar ethos.’

‘I am a counterparty to them on transactions. They are a knowledgeable, smart and flexible group of lawyers dedicated to helping both sides reach a satisfactory outcome in negotiations.’

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

Wiggin and Dana LLP‘s ‘very dedicated‘ appellate team has extensive national reach; over the past five years, the group has argued appeals in the US Supreme Court and at every federal circuit court, as well as in various state appellate courts, including California, Connecticut and New York. New Haven is the seat of group chair Jonathan Freiman, who is commended for his ‘excellent ability to explain tactics and the law‘. Freiman, together with Tadhg Dooley, is leading the firm’s representation of The Hartford Financial Services Group in all of its business-interruption appeals (currently totaling over 40) in state and federal courts nationwide.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team is very knowledgeable about the law and does a great job advocating to the courts.’

‘The quality of the legal work has been outstanding, while the team has been very sensitive to political and public relations questions. They managed to fulfil both needs without reducing the overall quality of the work. The team is also well connected.’

‘The team has always been very dedicated to our case. There have never been issues with deadlines or availability.’

‘The team’s work led to a favorable ruling for us by the Supreme Court. The spirit of the team seems to be very good and the working relationship has been – and is – very pleasant.’

‘Jonathan Freiman is the leading partner for our case. Besides the excellent ability to explain tactics and the law to foreigners and non-native speakers, he performed outstandingly at the oral arguments at DC Circuit and SCOTUS.’

Key clients

Federal Republic of Germany

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (German equivalent of Smithsonian)

The Hartford Financial Services Group

Zurich American Insurance Co.

Wesleyan University

Otis Elevator Company

Merck & Co., Inc.

Romag Fasteners, Inc.

The Hartford Underwriters Insurance Co.

Herakles Farms, LLC

Hanover Insurance Company

Doctor’s Associates LLC (Subway franchisor)

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Ingredient Solutions, Inc.

Yale New Haven Hospital

Bristol Hospital

City of Stamford

City of Hartford

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented the Federal Republic of Germany and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (its national museum) before the US Supreme Court, in a case involving the ownership of a collection of medieval artifacts.
  • Successfully represented Merck & Co in the Second Circuit in a case brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Acted as lead national appellate counsel to all insurance subsidiaries of The Hartford Financial Services Group in appeals stemming from business-interruption claims during the Covid-19 pandemic.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) Tier 4

Wiggin and Dana LLP handles mid-market deals on behalf of both national and international clients, notably representing overseas clients from China, Japan, Europe, South America and the Middle East. Mark Kaduboski  and William Perrone co-lead the practice from Connecticut and are routinely instructed on mergers, stock and asset purchase, dispositions, joint ventures and product-line acquisitions, among others. Sector expertise is broad and includes technology, biopharma, chemicals, computer software, financial services and construction.

Practice head(s):

Mark Kaduboski; William Perrone

Other key lawyers:

Paul Hughes; Michael Grundei; Len Gray; Evan Kipperman

Testimonials

‘Good business advice and knowledge of the law.’

‘Great client orientation – a real feeling of partnership’

‘Evan Kipperman is an outstanding partner – he has an eye for detail, offers great and timely advice, and is very personable.’

 

Key clients

Anticimex International

Swedencare AB (SECARE:FN Stockholm)

Zensar Technologies, Inc. (NSE: ZENSARTECH)

Frontier Home Health and Hospice LLC

HARMAN International

AdvanceLaw LLC

Triax Technologies, Inc.

Seaport Capital

Knowledge Matters LLC

Tuscan Imports, Inc.

Additive, LLC

Latex Foam International Holdings, Inc.

Simply Protein for Pets

Ximedica, LLC

CiDRA Holdings LLC

Cibes US Holding Inc.

Southfield Capital Partners

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The firm: Wiggin and Dana is a full-service law firm with more than 160 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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Benjamin Daniels photoMr Benjamin DanielsAs Counsel in Wiggin and Dana’s Litigation Department, Ben is a key…
Tadhg Dooley photoMr Tadhg DooleyTadhg is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, where his practice…
Michael Hubbard photoMr Michael HubbardMichael is Counsel in Wiggin and Dana’s Corporate Department and a member…
Mark Kaduboski photoMr Mark KaduboskiMark is the chairman of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group.