Christopher F. Droney ’79 Opens Independent Firm

Christopher F. Droney ’79, retired judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, has left Day Pitney LLP to open his own independent firm in West Hartford. Droney joined Day Pitney as a partner in 2020, having served on the Second Circuit from 2011 to 2019, and before that was a district judge and U.S. attorney for Connecticut. Additionally, he served as an arbitrator for the National Football League. Droney told the Connecticut Law Tribune that being independent will help him avoid conflicts inherent in working at a large firm.

Christopher Droney ’79 Elected to the American Law Institute

The American Law Institute (ALI) announced the appointment of Christopher F. Droney ’79 as a member for the year 2021. Droney currently practices law at Day Pitney LLP, which he joined after numerous years as a judge on both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Droney also served as the U.S. Attorney for the state of Connecticut prior to his tenure as a judge. Throughout his legal career, Droney has specialized in cases involving constitutional issues, antitrust, intellectual property, and various other issues.

Christopher Droney ’79 Hired as NFL Arbitrator

The National Football League announced the hiring of Christopher F. Droney ’79 as league arbitrator. In this role, Droney will be responsible for resolving all contractual employment and salary conflicts between players and the league. Previously, Droney was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Dec. 1, 2011, and sat on the court for eight years before joining Day Pitney, LLP as a partner in 2020. In addition to the new, part-time role with the NFL, Droney will remain a partner in the firm’s Hartford office.

Jomarie T. Andrews ’79 Honored in Top 10 Outstanding Women

Jomarie T. Andrews ’79 has been announced as one of Boston Real Estate Times’ 10 Outstanding Women. Andrews is a partner in Hinckley Allen’s Real Estate Group where her practice currently concentrates on industrial and commercial real estate development projects. The women honored are regarded as key leaders in their fields from architecture to construction and from development to law, brokerage and all other aspects of commercial real estate.