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Connecticut Business Litigation
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Connecticut Business Litigation addresses major issues business attorneys can expect to face. Authors Thomas J. Finn and Paula Cruz Cedillo are partners in the Business and Financial Services Litigation Group at McCarter & English, LLP in Hartford.
This is an important resource for business crisis management. But its use is not limited to pending litigation or arbitration. Preemptive and far-reaching, it serves as a primer for transactional attorneys and business owners on minimizing risks inherent in their business relationships. The authors illustrate legal footings and point to developing trends. Published biennially, the authors will follow this area of law, providing up-to-date analysis and strategy through the lens of their collective careers. It is cross-referenced and heavily indexed for ease of use, and includes tables of relevant authorities.
Director and Officer Liability
Limited Liability Company and Partnership Litigation
Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act
Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenant Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Information Technology, E-Commerce, and Computer Litigation
PaulaCruz Cedillo, a partner in the Business and Financial Services Litigation Groupat McCarter &English, LLP in Hartford, concentrates her national practiceon complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, and white collarcriminal defense matters. Ms. Cedillo has litigated matters in federal andstate courts throughout the country, and her commercial litigation experienceinvolves intellectual property, including copyright and trademark infringement,as well as unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets,information technology, unfair trade practices, director and officer liability,ERISA, civil RICO, commercial defamation, fraud, and the defense of classactions. Her experience includes securities fraud matters brought in federal courtas well as securities arbitration matters involving violations of both stateand federal securities laws before FINRA and the American ArbitrationAssociation (AAA). Ms. Cedillo has also represented investment banking firms inconnection with litigation arising out of securities offerings.
In herwhite collar criminal defense practice, Ms. Cedillo has representedcorporations and individual corporate officers at the investigative stage,including before the grand jury, as well as the post-indictment stages inmatters involving securities fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, andmoney laundering. Ms. Cedillo also conducts internal corporate investigationsand advises clients in connection with investigations conducted by governmentalauthorities and regulators.
Ms.Cedillo has also been selected by the Hartford Business Journal as a 2011recipient of its 40 Under Forty award, which honor recognizes outstanding youngprofessionals in the Greater Hartford area who have excelled in theirrespective industries through their leadership roles and commitment to thecommunity. She has also been named as a Rising Star Super Lawyer in Connecticutand in New England in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and is fluent in Portugese
Thomas J. Finn
Mr. Finn is a partner in McCarter & English's Business & Financial Services Litigation Group and has more than 20 years experience with complex commerciallitigation and white collar criminal defense matters. These matters involveintellectual property (trademark, copyright, and patent litigation),information technology, director and officer liability, antitrust, civil RICO, ERISA, construction, and insurance coverage. In his securities practice, he hashandled fraud and class action matters brought in federal court (Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934) as well as securities arbitrationmatters brought before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In addition to this, Mr. Finn handles matters in connection with the SEC and FINRA investigations and enforcement actions related to issues such as market manipulation and insider trading. He has represented companies in connection with shareholder and derivative actions and has represented investment banking firms in connection with litigation arising out of securities offerings, and has been involved in matters related to Madoff Securities as well as represented investment advisors in connection with the sub-prime mortgage crisis. In his criminal practice, Mr. Finn has represented corporations and individual corporate officers at the investigative and grand jury stages, as well as the post-indictment stages in matters involving bank fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud,money laundering, government contractor procurement fraud, health care fraud,and political corruption.
Mr. Finn also conducts internal corporate investigations and advises clients in connection with internal audits and investigations, as well as third party and governmental audits. Mr. Finn has handled internal investigations on behalf ofcorporations, government contractors, financial services firms, construction companies, hospitals, andpolitical campaign organizations and has been a frequent lecturer on issuesrelated to internal investigations.
Mr. Finn is one of thirteen attorneys nationwide invited to contribute to "Inside the Minds -Managing White Collar Legal Issues: Leading Lawyers on Key Defense Strategies,Responses for Civil and Criminal Investigations, and Recent Enforcement Trends," which was published by Aspatore Press, a Thomson Reuters (West)Publisher. Mr. Finn has also been named a Super Lawyer in both New England and Connecticut for 2008-2012.
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