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November 6, 2020

Murtha Cullina LLP attorneys David P. Friedman, Patricia E. Reilly and Barry J. Waters are listed among the 2020 Top 50 Super Lawyers in Connecticut. In addition, Ms. Reilly and Managing Partner Jennifer Morgan DelMonico and are listed among the 2020 Top 25 Women Super Lawyers in Connecticut.

Super Lawyers® is a nationally recognized professional survey and ranking service of accomplished attorneys who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using an in-depth, multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an evaluation of nominees in each state and peer reviews in each practice area.

Mr. Friedman is the former Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department and serves as General Counsel and Loss Prevention Counsel to the Firm. He represents a diverse variety of corporate and individual clients in complex commercial and other civil litigation matters.  Mr. Friedman is listed as a leading Litigation Lawyer in Chambers USA.  He is on the Board of Directors of Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Fairfield County Bar Association.  He is a James W. Cooper Fellow with the Connecticut Bar Foundation, a former member of the Connecticut Bar Association House of Delegates and a former attorney trial referee in the Connecticut Superior Court. 

Ms. Reilly, the Chair of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, is an experienced employment litigator and counselor who represents clients in state and federal courts in a wide range of cases including employment discrimination and related torts, non-compete and restrictive covenants, and wage and hour. She also regularly appears before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the EEOC, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Labor.  She is listed as a leading Labor and Employment Lawyer in Chambers USA.  In 2020, Best Lawyers in America® recognized Ms. Reilly as “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of New Haven, Employment Law Management, and in 2017 and 2020, Best Lawyers recognized her as “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of New Haven, Litigation – Labor and Employment.

Ms. DelMonico has been the Managing Partner of Murtha Cullina since 2015.  She is a trial lawyer primarily representing manufacturers in product liability, commercial litigation, and intellectual property lawsuits.  Ms. DelMonico currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, as Board Chair of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), and as Immediate Past Chair of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.  In 2020, Ms. DelMonico was named a “Woman Leader in the Law” by Corporate Counsel and American Lawyer Magazines and she was recognized among the "New Haven Power 50" and "Hartford Power 50" by the New Haven and Hartford business journals.

Mr. Waters has extensive experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation cases, with an emphasis on employment, non-compete and trade secret litigation.  He is listed as a leading Labor and Employment Lawyer in Chambers USA.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a past Chair of the Lex Mundi Labor and Employment Practice Group. 


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