Day Pitney Partner Will Help Select Connecticut U.S. Attorney

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 01:00

Day Pitney LLP has announced that partner Stanley Twardy, Jr., a former Connecticut U.S. Attorney from 1985 to 1991, has been selected to a seven-member advisory board by U.S. Senators Christopher Dodd, (D-CT) and Joseph Lieberman, (I-CT), to help select the state's new U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal.

Mr. Twardy is a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Group. As a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Mr. Twardy was responsible for numerous successful prosecutions in the area of white-collar crime. Among these accomplishments were the then-largest criminal fines in an environmental case and the longest criminal prison sentence for a violation of the Clean Air Act in New England. Among other notable prosecutions brought by Mr. Twardy's office were the conviction of Young & Rubicam for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with the "Come Back to Jamaica" advertising campaign, as well as public corruption, bank, and healthcare fraud prosecutions.

Day Pitney partner Jonathan Tropp has been selected to receive the Anti-Defamation League's prestigious Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award. Mr. Tropp will be presented with the award April 20th during the ADL's National Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

Mr. Tropp has been an active member of the ADL for almost a decade and serves on the Connecticut regional Board and Executive Committee and as Vice Chair of its Civil Rights Committee.

At Day Pitney, Mr. Tropp's complex commercial litigation practice includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants ranging from international corporations in nine-figure cases to closely held businesses. In addition to intellectual property cases, Mr. Tropp has defended, among others, antitrust, insurance coverage, and shareholder litigation matters, including class actions. He is a registered patent attorney.