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Education

  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., George Washington University, cum laude, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Connecticut

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

James E. Regan

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James Regan handles complex civil and commercial litigation, construction litigation, products liability claims, antitrust matters, disputes over non-compete agreements and trade secrets, patent enforcement, property tax appeals and white collar criminal defense. He has extensive experience before state and federal courts as well as administrative bodies such as the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee and the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.

A versatile practitioner, James represents individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and closely-held corporations in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, medical device manufacturing and sales, equipment sales, real estate development, banking, finance and publishing. He often resolves matters through mediation and private arbitration, having appeared before the American Arbitration Association and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, among others. 

James was recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2010-2012 and as a Connecticut Super Lawyer in 2013-2017. In 2016, he was included among the “New Leaders in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune

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Representative Matters

Served as plaintiffs’ counsel in antitrust MDL
More than a dozen Spring Air mattress manufacturers and licensees in the favorable settlement of a federal MDL against several domestic and international manufacturers of polyurethane foam. We sought damages and injunctive relief from defendants pursuant to §1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act alleging that, for more than a decade, defendants engaged in a conspiracy to fix the price of polyurethane foam used in our mattress products.
Defended medical device maker in District of Connecticut case of first impression
Leading medical device manufacturer in an action brought in the District of Connecticut by the operator of an online auction site which facilitates the purchase of medical supplies by hospitals and buying organizations. Plaintiff alleged that our client failed to make payments to the auction operator of a portion of any awarded bid, as allegedly required by the auction rules. We contended that the entire auction payment scheme violates the Federal Anti-kickback Statute as it relates to medical contracts, an issue of first impression under health care regulation. The Court agreed with us and granted summary judgment in all counts.
Defended Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary in significant product liability matter

Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary in product liability litigation involving a home building product, which plaintiffs claimed emitted noxious gases. After successfully obtaining sanctions for spoliation of evidence, we achieved a very favorable resolution.

Defended engine coolant manufacturer in IP case brought in Connecticut state court
Engine coolant manufacturer in a dispute over the use of assigned intellectual property, in particular the licensing and use of certain patent rights, related know how, and trade secrets, and the payment of royalties from their use. The matter involved complex issues of patent infringement and claims construction of patents related to non-aqueous  heat transfer fluid systems.
Represented foreign corporation in debt collection matter involving simultaneous litigations in Connecticut and France
Foreign corporation in connection with collection on a debt owed by a French/U.S. dual resident arising out of an international arbitration. The representation includes both litigation in Connecticut Superior Court and consultation with the client regarding French litigation and related U.S. litigation arising from asset purchases.