Monday, October 22, 2007
Former Fed Filan Joins Pepe & Hazard
Hartford, Ct, Oct. 22, 2007 -- James K. Filan, Jr., a former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, has joined Pepe & Hazard as a partner. He joins the firm's expanding Litigation Practice Group, bringing his extensive civil, criminal and appellate experience to the Firm's white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation practice groups.
While at the U.S. Attorney's office, Attorney Filan was the Coordinator for Computer and Telecommunication Crimes and Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Crimes for the Fairfield County Office of the United States Attorney's Office, where he was involved in numerous national and international computer and Internet-related investigations. Attorney Filan will bring his extensive experience in computer investigations and prosecution to the firm's broad litigation practice.
Attorney Filan also has extensive experience in immigration and appellate law, having been lead counsel for the United States on many cutting-edge, constitutional issues in cases brought before the United States District Court in Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York.
An involved member of the professional and public service communities, Attorney Filan, now a resident of Newtown, is counsel to the St. Rose of Lima School Board, chaired the Quinnipiac College School of Law Service to the Community Committee and was a Treasurer and a Commissioner of the Town of Monroe Water Resources Conservation/Inland Wetland Commission. He also is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Immigration Lawyer's Association.
Attorney Filan graduated from the University of Bridgeport School of Law, cum laude, where he was Associate Editor of the University of Bridgeport Law Review, a Connecticut Bar Foundation Scholarship Fellow, an IOLTA Scholar and an honoree of the School's Community Service Award. After graduating from law school, Attorney Filan served as law clerk to the Honorable Sidney S. Landau of the Connecticut Appellate Court and to the late T.F. Gilroy Daly, United States District Judge for the District
Prior to law school, Attorney Filan was a commercial construction superintendent and project manager on projects in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He holds an undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration.
About Pepe & Hazard
Pepe & Hazard is a firm focused on litigation, construction and business law, celebrating its 25th year of serving clients nationally and internationally. This regional firm operates out of four offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Hartford, Fairfield and Waterbury Connecticut. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Integrated Project Solutions LLC, provides litigation support technology, including proprietary electronic discovery software, for use in litigation. For more information please visit www.pepehazard.com