Norman S. Drubner
Mr. Drubner has been practicing law in Connecticut for over 50 years, focusing on real estate law, commercial law, business law and finance. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and the Waterbury and Connecticut bar associations.
Mr. Drubner is a former Trustee of Teikyo Post University, a Director of American Bank of Connecticut, a Trustee of the Jewish Federation of Waterbury and a Director of Beth El Synagogue. He has been a Director of the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce and Beth El Synagogue. He has also served as Campaign Chairman for the United Way Annual Fund of the Central Naugatuck Valley and Campaign Chairman for the Easter Seals Annual Campaign. He is a former recipient of the Up On Waterbury Award and the Malcolm Baldrige Community Award.
Mr. Drubner received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1960 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia University in 1963.
James E. Hartley, Jr.
Mr. Hartley has been practicing law in Connecticut since 1975, focusing on complex commercial, securities and class action litigation. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, and the Waterbury and Connecticut bar associations. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Mr. Hartley was lead counsel in the seminal Uniform Securities Act case of Connecticut National Bank v. Giacomi, and was also class counsel in the matter of In re Colonial Realty Litigation Securities Fraud, a case that resulted in a $120 million settlement. He was also co-lead counsel in In re U.S. Foodservice Pricing Litigation, a case that resulted in a $297 million settlement, as well as class counsel in the matter of In re Prudential Insurance Co. Sales Practice Litigation, a case that resulted in a settlement to national insurance policyholders of $2 billion. Mr. Hartley was also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re Managed Care Litigation, MDL-1334 in the Federal Court of Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Hartley graduated from Boston College in 1972 and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia University in 1975.
Charles S. Hellman
Mr. Hellman has been practicing law for over twenty years, focusing on complex civil and class action litigation. He is a member of the New York Bar, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Hellman has played a substantial role in representing plaintiffs in cases that have resulted in combined recoveries of over $950 million, including In re U.S. Foodservice Pricing Litigation (D. Ct.) ($297 million recovery), In Re CVS Corporation Securities Litigation (D. Ma.) ($110 million recovery), and In Re Raytheon Company Securities Litigation (D. MA) ($460 million recovery). He was also centrally involved in litigating the managed care cases that resulted in landmark settlements on behalf of physicians throughout the nation. Mr. Hellman began his career as an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he successfully represented clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters.
Mr. Hellman received his undergraduate degree from Bard College in 1985 and a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 1996 (summa cum laude), where he was an Articles Editor of the New York Law School Law Review.
Jeffrey M. Drubner
Mr. Drubner has been an attorney for over 25 years. Prior to going into private practice, he was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1990 to 2000. Mr. Drubner was a certified Legal Instructor and Legal Advisor for the Bureau. In addition, Mr. Drubner investigated international organized crime, fraud and global money laundering.
Mr. Drubner received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1987, and his Juris Doctorate degree from Boston College Law School in 1990 (cum laude). Mr. Drubner is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
Devin J. Hartley
Mr. Hartley is an attorney admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York. After college, Mr. Hartley worked for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. In 2014, Mr. Hartley worked at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to joining Drubner, Hartley & Hellman, Mr. Hartley worked as an associate at Brown Rudnick LLP in its Commercial Litigation group.
Mr. Hartley received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 2008 and his Juris Doctorate degree in 2013 from the University of Connecticut, where he was the Legal Abstracts Editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. In May of 2013, Mr. Hartley’s Note entitled “A Billion Dollar Problem” was published in the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.
Mr. Hall is an attorney with over 10 years of experience. Mr. Hall is admitted to practice law in the states of Connecticut and California. During his career, Mr. Hall has represented plaintiffs in several complex class actions, including In re U.S. Foodservice Pricing Litigation, and Fenwick v. Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc..
Mr. Hall received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2004 from Loyola Law School.
Ms. Marshall is an attorney with over twenty years of experience. She began her career as a prosecutor at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. She has extensive experience litigating complex civil actions and in the course of her career has represented a wide variety of clients, including state pension funds, and other institutional investors.
Ms. Marshall received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1988, and her Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham University Law School in 1992.
Ms. Stern has been an attorney for over 25 years. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Ms. Stern has extensive experience litigating complex class actions on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs. After a decade of practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP representing defendant corporations in complex civil litigations and regulatory and internal investigations, Ms. Stern moved to a boutique litigation firm exclusively representing injured plaintiffs. There she secured hundreds of millions of dollars for injured investors and consumers and was one of the firm's partners responsible for managing the mass torts department, which handled over five thousand cases. Successful cases Ms. Stern was centrally involved in include In re Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. Securities Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.) ($400 million settlement fund ); In re Deutsche Telekom A.G. Securities Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.) ($120 million settlement fund ) and Wagner v. Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. (M.D. Fla.) (consumer class action resulting in relabeling of a popular home medical testing device to properly reflect the product’s limitations). Ms. Stern also has significant experience with mediation, having played an instrumental role in the mediation of two representative cases in the Bellwether Mediation Program for the multicounty mass tort litigation, In re Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Implant Litigation (N.J. Superior Court) which helped determine settlement guidelines in the global settlement program valued at over $1 billion. She also played a key role in drafting numerous noteworthy appeals, including In re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, No. 21 MC 92 (S.D.N.Y) ($586 million settlement fund).
Ms. Stern received her bachelor's degree in 1989 from Cornell University, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1992 (J.D., cum laude), where she served as a comments editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Following law school, Ms. Stern served as a law clerk to the Honorable Francis X. Altimari of the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ms. Stern has lectured on mediation at Cornell Law School. She was recognized as a Super Lawyer by New York Super Lawyers for five consecutive years, and was recommended in The Legal 500 in 2012.