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September 17, 2020

Murtha Cullina LLP has named David A. Menard as Chair of the Firm’s Business and Finance Department.

The Business and Finance Department includes the attorneys who represent clients in all aspects of corporate, securities, privately owned business, emerging companies, finance, tax, ERISA, intellectual property and real estate law.

Mr. Menard is also the Chair of the Firm’s Emerging Companies Group.  He has experience ranging from guiding start-ups in diverse industries to managing complex multi-national transactions.  Over the past five years, he has led transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion, and has provided guidance for more than 125 individual emerging companies. 

Recently, Mr. Menard led the legal team for Savant Systems in its acquisition of General Electric Lighting.  He regularly leads teams of attorneys from a variety of practice areas in a manner designed to ensure clients receive comprehensive and efficient solutions.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Menard works with entrepreneurs throughout Connecticut by mentoring in entrepreneur programs at the University of Connecticut, Yale Tsai Center, and elsewhere.  He received his B.A. cum laude from Boston College and his J.D. with honors from George Washington University.

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With six offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, insurance recovery, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. 

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive member firm in Connecticut for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide; and the exclusive Connecticut member firm of State Law Resources, an international network of independent law firms. For more information, visit

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