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Regulatory Litigation

Agency and administrative litigation

At O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss, we handle a wide range of investigations and litigation involving Connecticut state agencies, as well as litigation under a variety of complex regulatory schemes and federal government investigations. We bring together the firm’s substantive regulatory experience and its familiarity with litigation involving the government and regulatory agencies. As part of our intake process, we analyze the issues presented by the agency action, outline a plan, and discuss the plan with the client. As part of the overall process, we provide our clients with reasoned advice about resolving regulatory investigations through alternative means including mediation and negotiated settlements.

Matters handled by our lawyers involve prosecuting and defending investigations and statutory enforcement actions before:

  • Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)
  • Connecticut Siting Council
  • Connecticut Department of Banking
  • Connecticut Department of Insurance
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

We have represented clients in investigations brought by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the United States Attorney’s Office, and the State of Connecticut Attorney General’s Office.

Our clients include telecommunications companies, water companies, renewable and alternative energy companies, financial advisors, securities broker-dealers, and insurance professionals. We work with companies – large and small – and individuals.

We are often called upon to challenge agency actions under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and other applicable laws, as well as the constitutionality of legislative and regulatory schemes. Our experience extends to pursuing relief from agency orders under the APA and appealing final decisions to the state and federal courts. With our seasoned understanding of the standards and burdens the courts apply on appeal, we are able to craft a successful strategy to overturn adverse agency decisions.

Please contact one of the experienced attorneys at O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss with your administrative law issues.

O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss handles matter in and around Hartford, Middletown, New Haven, and all other parts of Connecticut. We litigate cases in the state and federal trial courts and appellate courts. A number of our attorneys are also admitted and represent clients in Massachusetts courts.