Pastore & Dailey Successfully Reinstates Ousted Republican Jane Miller in Brookfield, CT

Pastore & Dailey successfully reinstated Jane Miller to the Republican Party of Brookfield, CT after she was expelled for allegedly violating the Party’s “good-faith” policy.  After 15 months of litigation, we have rightfully proven that Mrs. Miller deserves to be a member of the party of her choice.  We continue to fight for her civil rights in federal court.  Please see the below articles for more information.

Dan Smolnik has Been Elected Director of Governmental Affairs for the League of Women Voters in Connecticut

Dan Smolnik has been elected Director of Governmental Affairs for the League of Women Voters in Connecticut. He will be handling issues associated with legislation,  governmental relationships with the State’s Constitutional officers, and official policy positions and testimony. Congratulations to Dan on this fine accomplishment.


Member of P&D Appointed to Duke University School of Law Board of Visitors

Susan Bysiewicz of Pastore & Dailey’s Glastonbury, Connecticut office has been appointed to Duke University School of Law Board of Visitors.   The Board of Visitors serves as a reporting and recommending body to the Law School administration, the University administration and the University Board of Trustees on matters of student development, alumni relations, fundraising, and faculty and academic affairs. A slate of nominees is appointed annually by the President of Duke University with the advice and counsel of the Dean of the Law School and the current Chair of the Board of Visitors. Members serve three year terms.  Ms. Bysiewicz is the former Secretary of State of Connecticut and a former U.S. Senate Candidate.

Pastore & Dailey Successfully Represents Phil Anthony

Pastore & Dailey Attorney Susan Bysiewicz successfully represented Democratic First Selectman Philip Anthony against recent allegations of bribery.  Anthony, the subject of an investigation by State Police, announced on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 with Attorney Bysiewicz that the allegations had been determined to be unsubstantiated.  Several major Connecticut news agencies covered this story, links to those articles can be found below:

Susan Bysiewicz Joins P&D

Susan Bysiewicz to Join Pastore & Dailey LLC and Open Hartford Area Office

HARTFORD, Conn., Mon. January 14 –Susan Bysiewicz, former Secretary of the State of Connecticut, announced that she would join the newly founded Pastore & Dailey LLC, 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. Ms. 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.

Ms. Bysiewicz will practice in the areas of corporate law and finance, banking, securities, and contract negotiation. Ms. Bysiewicz served for twelve years as Secretary of the State, and Chief Business Registrar, registering Connecticut’s more than 300,000 corporations. Prior to her public service, Ms. 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, Ms. 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.

About Pastore & Dailey LLC: The attorneys at Pastore & Dailey LLC have extensive experience representing clients in connection with litigation and regulatory matters involving FINRA and the Securities and Exchange Commission, among other regulatory bodies.  The firm’s attorneys have represented local, national and international clients in litigation, administrative proceedings and corporate matters.  To learn more, Click Here

Media Contacts:

Gina Gibbons


Susan Bysiewicz


Joseph Pastore



Also mentioned in the CT Law Tribune on January 15, 2013.