Susan Bysiewicz, former Secretary of the State of Connecticut, has joined the newly founded Pastore Shofi & Dailey, a law firm with offices in Stamford and New York City. She will lead the firm’s Hartford area office at 180 Glastonbury Boulevard in Glastonbury.
Bysiewicz, a corporate lawyer, joins partners Joseph M. Pastore III, Leanne M. Shofi and William M. Dailey as well as attorneys Paul Dehmel, Michael Zamat, Dennis Bishop, Jennifer Shufro, Ryan McLeod, Sam Ottensoser and law clerks Katherine Leish and James Healy.
Bysiewicz will practice in the areas of corporate law and finance, banking, securities, and contract negotiation. Bysiewicz served for 12 years as Secretary of the State, and Chief Business Registrar, registering Connecticut’s more than 300,000 corporations. Prior to her public service, Bysiewicz practiced corporate law at White and Case in New York City, Robinson and Cole in Hartford, and the Aetna Life Insurance Company.
Prior to serving as Connecticut’s 72nd Secretary of the State from 1999-2011, Bysiewicz served as a State Representative for the 100th Assembly District, including the towns of Middletown, Durham and Middlefield. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut. She is a graduate of Yale College and Duke Law School. She lives in Middletown with her husband David and her three children.
“I am looking forward to providing business clients with creative and effective solutions to complex businesses and legal issues, and to working with a highly professional, talented and ethical team of lawyers committed to serving their clients,” Bysiewicz said.
“We are pleased to have Susan join our growing firm. She is a talented attorney and a wonderful person. We are also pleased to open our new office in the Hartford area, which will be our third office in the Northeast,” Joe Pastore said.