Attorney Eileen C. Duggan Elected Shareholder of the Largest Law Firm in Eastern Connecticut
Firm shareholders Matthew E. Auger, James P. Berryman, Michael A. Blanchard, John A. Collins, III, and Jeffrey W. Hill recently elected Eileen C. Duggan as a Shareholder of Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law. She is the first woman to serve in this senior leadership role for the largest law firm in eastern Connecticut.
Eileen 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. Eileen primarily represents and advises public sector, private sector and non-profit entities in all areas of labor relations and employment law. She 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.
Eileen received her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1990, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. She then earned her Juris Doctor in 1993 from the University of Virginia. After clerking for the Honorable Barry R. Schaller of the Connecticut Appellate Court, she joined the firm in 1994 and became a Partner in 2001.
Eileen 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.
Outside of work, Eileen 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, Eileen 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. Eileen 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 as Treasurer on the board of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.