Ms. Duggan received her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Yale University in 1990, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia in 1993. After clerking for the Honorable Barry R. Schaller of the Connecticut Appellate Court, she joined the firm in 1994 and became a Director in 2001. In October 2016, she was elected as a Shareholder, becoming the first woman to serve in this senior leadership role for the firm.
Ms. Duggan is admitted to the bar of the State of Connecticut (1993) and the U.S. District Court for the State of Connecticut (1994). She is a member of the Connecticut and New London County Bar Associations, and in 2002, was elected as a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program.
Ms. Duggan heads the firm's Labor, Employment and Municipal Law Department. She has served as the Town Attorney for the Town of Groton for 10 years, and recently became a board member of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys. She primarily represents and advises public sector, private sector and non-profit entities in all areas of labor relations and employment law, such as, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, personnel policies and practices, wage and hour disputes, and compliance with state and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act. Ms. Duggan frequently appears before such administrative agencies as Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. She is a Police Officer Standards and Training Council certified instructor for Personnel Matters, and presents annual seminars for police supervisors completing recertification training. Ms. Duggan was elected as the 2017 Chair of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut.
Outside of work, Ms. Duggan is a sports enthusiast who resides in Waterford with her daughter and their dog and three cats. She remains connected to the community through a variety of activities. As an active member of the Yale Alumni Schools Committee, Ms. Duggan interviews local high school seniors applying for undergraduate admission. At St. Joseph Church in New London, she is a Eucharistic Minister and Lector and also participates in its Ministry of Care to New London nursing home residents. Ms. Duggan previously served on the boards of Covenant Shelter and Connecticut Adoption and Family Services, and currently sits as a board member of the U.S.S. Groton Sail Foundation and of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Duggan may be reached at her direct extension (860) 271-2241, or via email at [email protected]
Areas of Practice
- Labor & Employment Law
- Municipal Law / Planning & Zoning / Land Use
- Connecticut, 1993
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1994
- University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
- J.D. - 1993
- Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
- B.A. - 1990
- Honors: summa cum laude
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Connecticut Bar Association, Member
- New London County Bar Association, Member
- Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program, Elected as a Fellow, 2002
- Connecticut Public Employer Labor Relations Association, Affiliated Member
- Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Chair of the Board of Directors
Past Employment Positions
- Honorable Barry R. Schaller of the Connecticut Appellate Court, Clerk
Pro Bono Activities
- Yale Alumni Schools Committee, Member
- St. Joseph Church in New London, Eucharistic Minister and Lector
- Ministry of Care to New London
- Covenant Shelter and Connecticut Adoption and Family Services, Board
- U.S.S. Groton Sail Foundation and as Treasurer on the board of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, Board Member