Carlton S. Chen
Carlton is a seasoned lawyer and business executive with substantial experience in business and corporate transactions, including M&A, technology transfer, securities law compliance, financing, and international trade. He provides legal counseling to the firm's clients and protects their interests, including trade secrets and other intellectual property rights. He negotiates deals and writes all types of contracts, including buy/sell, partnership, strategic alliance, licensing, distribution and sales agreements. He also facilitates to resolve business problems and disputes.
Prior to joining the firm in 2013, he served as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of West Hartford based Colt’s Manufacturing Company. Previously, he served in various legal roles at Fortune 500 companies. Earlier, he was a corporate lawyer at Waterbury-based Gager Henry & Narkis, then a 48-lawyer firm.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals: 2d Circuit (inactive)
U.S. District Court: D.Conn, S.D.N.Y., and E.D.N.Y.
Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association: Member, Advisory Board
Connecticut Bar Association: Member
Connecticut China Council: Member, Board of Directors
Bridge Innovations: Advisor
Keiretsu Forum – Mid-Atlantic: Founding Member, New York Chapter
Willow Wood Country Club, Inc.: Chair, Nominating Committee
Awards and Recognition:
Connecticut Law Tribune: Lifetime Achievement Award for Professional Excellence
Connecticut Bar Foundation: James W. Cooper Life Fellow
Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association: Impact Award
Association of Corporate Counsel: Excellence in Corporate Practice Award
Columbia University, B.A. Honors in Economics
New York University School of Law, J.D., Root-Tilden Scholar