New National Firm To Have Hartford Office
Another Connecticut based partner, Diane Duhaime, worked earlier in her career as counsel for The Travelers insurance company. "We look to bring in like-minded people, and if you walked around in our office, you'd really see that," Jorden said.
Although Jorden currently serves as manager of the Simsbury office, he plans on designating a Connecticut partner to serve as managing partner.
Executives from both firms said the merger will build on the strengths of each. "Both of our firms have strong national practices in class action defense and high-stakes litigation," said Gary Sasso, CEO of Carlton Fields, who will continue as CEO of the combined firm. "We see this as an opportunity to match strength with strength, putting together highly capable professionals who like and respect each other."
Jorden said the firm looked at other options before deciding to join Carlton Fields. "We concluded that Carlton Fields offers a unique combination of talent, platform, practices, values and philosophy," he said. "We are like-minded in every important way. By joining together, both our firms gain a great deal."