Michele L. Backus and William J. Roberts have been named partners of the firm.
Michele Backus is a member of the firm's Insurance & Reinsurance and Litigation practice groups. She has extensive experience representing major insurers on a wide range of coverage and insurance issues, bankruptcy-related matters and claims of bad faith. Ms. Backus handles complex matters involving coverage analysis, arbitration, and both trial and appellate litigation. She is resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office and has been listed as a Washington, DC Super Lawyer® Rising Star in Insurance Coverage for the last three years.
William Roberts is a member of the firm’s Health Law practice and is the Chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection Team. He advises health care and life sciences clients on corporate and regulatory compliance issues and government investigations. With his extensive experience in data privacy and security matters, Mr. Roberts also handles data breaches for both health care and non-health care clients. He has been listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star® in Health Care from 2011 to 2016 and was named a New Leader in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune in 2013. He is resident in the firm’s Hartford, Connecticut office.