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January 3, 2024 | Shipman & Goodwin LLP, one of Connecticut’s oldest and largest law firms with more than 140 attorneys, is proud to announce that two partners, Julie Fay and Gabe Jiran, have been elected to join the Management Committee. In addition, Leander Dolphin will continue to serve as Managing Partner through December 21, 2027, and Kent Nevins will continue to serve as Chair of the Management Committee through December 31, 2025. Partners Andrew Davis and Karen Staib fulfilled their respective terms and will come off of the committee while Stephen GellmanEric Goldstein, and Marie Pollio return to the committee for another term.

“We are thrilled to welcome Julie and Gabe to the management committee,” said Dolphin. “Their exceptional leadership, unwavering commitment to the firm’s values, and dedication to clients have earned them these roles. As we continue to navigate the evolving legal landscape, their leadership will undoubtedly strengthen the bench of our management committee, enabling Shipman to deliver even more impactful solutions for our clients.”

Fay is former co-chair of Shipman’s School Law Practice. She represents a wide range of educational and other non-profit institutions, including k-12 public and independent schools and colleges and universities, in legal issues related to students, employees, governance, and policy. Her work has included advising camps and after-school programs and serving as independent counsel for organizational ombudsman programs for higher education and other entities. Fay understands the education environment and is sensitive to the unique issues of a modern educational institution. Prompt, attentive service is the hallmark of her practice.

Jiran is former chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor Practice Group. One of a select group of attorneys with experience in employment law as well as traditional organized labor and union matters, he provides comprehensive counseling and dispute-resolution guidance to public and private employers of all sizes and across numerous industries. Jiran’s focus and determination are complemented by his collegiality; while actively pursuing his clients’ interests, he never loses sight of the fact that people are sitting on both sides of his cases.

The new Management Committee took office on January 1, 2024.