Day Pitney Expands Commercial Litigation Department

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 00:00

Day Pitney recently announced that Cynthia K. Courtney has joined the firm's Hartford office as Electronic Discovery Counsel, providing guidance to the Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment and Intellectual Property Departments.

With more than 20 years of litigation experience in corporate and private practice settings, Ms. Courtney will counsel clients on creating electronic discovery and document retention programs, provide support on existing litigation matters, and establish best practices that comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Courtney was a member of the Commercial Litigation Department at CIGNA Corporation, where she created and implemented document retention and electronic discovery programs.

Day Pitney teamed with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Full Circle NY, to host a reception in honor of "The Real Great Debaters of Wiley College," a documentary film produced by AMS Pictures. The film follows the journey of the 1935 debate team from Wiley College, a small black college deep in the rural Jim Crow South, to its upset of the all-white reigning national championship debate team at the University of Southern California. Wiley College was made famous in the highly-acclaimed 2007 theatrical release, "The Great Debaters" starring Denzel Washington.