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Bysiewicz Joins New Law Firm
The Connecticut Law Tribune
Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz has announced that she will join the new law firm of Pastore Shofi & Dailey, which currently has offices in Stamford and New York City.
Bysiewicz, who was secretary of the state from 1999 to 2011 and was a state legislator before that, will head up a new office in Glastonbury and focus on corporate law and finance, banking, securities, and contract negotiation.
Before entering public service, Bysiewicz practiced corporate law at White & Case in New York City, Robinson & Cole in Hartford, and the Aetna Life Insurance Co.
"I am looking forward to providing business clients with creative and effective solutions to complex businesses and legal issues, and to working with a highly professional, talented and ethical team of lawyers committed to serving their clients," Bysiewicz said in a prepared statement.
In 2010, Bysiewicz, a Democrat, announced her candidacy for state attorney general, but was barred from running when the state Supreme Court ruled she did not have 10 years in active practice of law, as required by state statutes.
Pastore Shofi & Dailey opened late last year, launched by three attorneys Joseph M. Pastore III, Leanne M. Shofi and William M. Dailey who had formerly worked in the Stamford office of Dreier LLP.
In December, Pastore told the Law Tribune that he hoped the firm would grow quickly, to more than 10 lawyers, and that a Florida office may be in the future plans. The firm represents financial service companies and investment groups.
"We are pleased to have Susan join our growing firm," said Pastore, who after leaving Dreier worked for Fox Rothschild and Pastore & Osterberg. "She is a talented attorney and a wonderful person. We are also pleased to open our new office in the Hartford area, which will be our third office in the Northeast."