Firm Now Serves Two of Connecticut’s County Bar Associations,
as Attorney Joseph Cherico is Current President of Fairfield County Bar Association
McCarter & English attorney Thomas J. Rechen accepted the gavel as President of the Hartford County Bar Association, effective May 4, 2020. Rechen, a partner in McCarter’s Litigation and Intellectual Property practices in Hartford, Connecticut, has been in practice for more than 30 years, representing clients in complex business disputes involving intellectual property, unfair competition, trade regulation and real estate matters. Of note, Joseph Cherico, managing partner of McCarter’s Stamford, Connecticut office is the current president of the Fairfield County Bar Association. The firm is proud to be representing lawyers, judges, paralegals, and law students in two of Connecticut’s most populous counties, to promote the administration of justice and to uphold and improve the professional and educational standards of the legal profession.
Rechen commented, “It is a unique time to take over the helm of the Hartford County Bar Association as we address the many changes our profession faces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue work within our community, and will offer workshops on topics ranging from online depositions, to career networking for young lawyers, to safeguarding the mental wellness of all lawyers.”
Both Rechen and Cherico exemplify the firm’s commitment to the legal profession as well as to community service. Rechen is well known not only as a litigator among the Connecticut state and federal judiciary, but also for community service, including positions on the board of the Greater Hartford YMCA, the Connecticut Public Defender Services Commission, the Talcott Mountain Science Center for Student Involvement, Inc., and the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. Cherico is a recipient of the firm’s “Changing Lives Award” in recognition of his pro bono work with the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC). The CVLC has likewise recognized Cherico as a “Pro Bono All-Star.”
About the Hartford County Bar Association
The HCBA is a voluntary not-for-profit association of lawyers and judges in Hartford County, dedicated to promoting public service and furthering the principles of law and justice. The Association’s origins can be traced to 1783, making it the oldest bar association in the United States. Since then, countless attorneys and judges have built the Association into an organization that has sustained viability and continuity of purpose for both its membership and the Hartford community in advancing the administration of justice while upholding and improving the professional standards of the legal profession.
About McCarter & English, LLP
McCarter & English is a firm of more than 375 lawyers who deliver solid results and innovative solutions to clients nationwide. In 2019, the firm was recognized by Law360 as a New Jersey Regional Powerhouse and awarded the prestigious ABA Pro Bono Publico award. More than 40 percent of Fortune 100 companies, as well as mid-market and emerging growth companies, rely on McCarter for cutting-edge transactional work and complex litigation matters. Clients benefit from McCarter’s relationship-driven approach, a deep understanding of their businesses and legal needs, a lean and efficient service model, and a determination to help them move their businesses forward. For more information, please visit www.mccarter.com.
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