Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce the election of Nathaniel T. Arden, Conor O. Duffy, Michele L. Maresca, Rachel Jaffe Mauceri, Jennifer L. Shanley, Lauren M. Sigg, and Anna Jinhua Wang as Partners as well as the promotion of Gregory J. Bennici, Jessica A.R. Hamilton, Matthew S. McElroy, Peter R. Meggers, and Gabrielle R. Mercadante to Counsel, effective January 1, 2022.
“All of these lawyers have been extraordinarily strong contributors to our firm and clients, and it is wonderful to be able to recognize their achievements and be part of the continuing growth of their careers,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Managing Partner of Robinson+Cole. “The career growth of our talented lawyers is a strategic priority at Robinson+Cole in our continued effort to strengthen and integrate our practices. Congratulations to this outstanding group of lawyers on their well-deserved promotions.”
Nathaniel Arden is a member of the firm’s Health Law Group and Intellectual Property and Technology Group. He counsels health systems, hospitals, physician groups, telehealth providers and other health care entities on a variety of health law and business issues, including regulatory compliance, managed care arrangements, clinical trials, and health care information technology issues. Arden also advises clients, both within and outside of the health care field, on software licensing, software-as-a-service agreements and other technology outsourcing, maintenance, and service arrangements. Arden is resident in the firm’s Hartford office.
Conor Duffy is a member of the firm’s Health Law Group and its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. He advises hospitals, physician groups, community providers, and other health care entities on general corporate matters and health law issues. He also advises clients on what measures are needed to safeguard data and patient information. Duffy is resident in the firm’s New Haven office.
Michele Maresca handles the full range of commercial real estate transactions, including representation of borrowers and lenders in financings, dispositions, acquisitions, and development agreements. She routinely represents developers, businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and housing authorities. Throughout her varied and multi-layered practice, Maresca leverages her training and experience as a land use planner to assist clients in structuring agreements to address their unique development, title, and land use issues. In addition to her law degree, she has a master’s degree in Natural Resource Planning, which allows her to engage with development projects with that valuable perspective. Maresca is resident in the firm’s Hartford office.
Rachel Jaffe Mauceri has more than 20 years’ experience counseling clients in complex bankruptcy and restructuring matters. She regularly advises debtors, creditors committees, financial institutions, sponsors, pension and health funds, asset purchasers, and other parties in interest across a range of industries, including retail, energy, automotive, mortgage servicing, health care, real estate, and telecommunications. Mauceri is known as a strong communicator and collaborator with a record of success in developing client relationships across disciplines. Mauceri is resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office.
Jennifer Shanley, a member of Robinson+Cole’s Immigration Group and Manufacturing Law Group, focuses her practice on U.S. business immigration law. She helps multinational companies – particularly companies in the manufacturing and aerospace industry, as well as financial companies – staff their U.S. offices by obtaining appropriate temporary and permanent immigration status for employees. Her efforts are critical in retaining key business people, researchers, and other professionals who advance the growth and success of an organization. Shanley is resident in the firm’s Hartford office.
Lauren Sigg practices in the area of U.S. immigration law, with a focus on business immigration. She helps multinational companies, organizations, and institutions staff their U.S. offices by obtaining appropriate immigration status for their employees. Sigg represents a range of clients, including manufacturing and technology companies, hospitals, and academic institutions. Her assistance allows clients to retain valuable key business people, scientists, researchers, and other professionals, as she helps them obtain both temporary and permanent immigration status. Sigg is resident in the firm’s Hartford office.
Anna Wang, a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Group, assists clients with capital markets and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Wang represents public and private companies across a range of industries (including retail stores, banking, manufacturing, technology, and pharmaceuticals), from emerging to established companies, and advises them on entity formation, capital structure, private and public securities offerings, periodic filings, corporate governance and maintenance, and equity and asset sales and purchases. Wang is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and is resident in the firm’s New York City office.
Gregory Bennici regularly litigates disputes related to group welfare benefits, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance coverage. He also maintains a substantial business litigation practice, representing a variety of stakeholders in complex commercial disputes. Bennici is resident in the firm’s Stamford office.
Jessica Hamilton is a member of the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group and Appellate Group, as well as the firm’s Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She focuses her practice on complex insurance coverage and extra-contractual counselling and litigation, as well as high-exposure liability claims and other complex commercial litigation. Hamilton is resident in the firm’s Hartford office.
Matthew McElroy, a member of the firm’s Real Estate + Development Group, concentrates his practice in the representation of banks, private equity funds, and other institutional investors in a broad range of commercial real estate finance transactions. McElroy is resident in the firm’s New York City office.
Peter Meggers focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage counselling and litigation, as well as other complex commercial litigation and appellate matters. He is member of Robinson+Cole’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group. Meggers is resident in the firm’s Hartford office.
Gabrielle Mercadante is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group where she defends litigation against insurance companies and other commercial clients, including hotels, airlines, and other large corporations. Her practice focuses on both insurance coverage and defense work, and she also litigates cases outside of the insurance context. She is fluent in Spanish. Mercadante is resident in the firm’s Miami office.