After serving for two years as Governor Dannel Malloy’s chief lawyer, Greenwich native Luke Bronin left his $160,000 a year state position to run for mayor of Hartford. At the same time Bronin landed a lucrative position as a partner with the major law firm of Hinkley-Allen.
According to Law Firm Stats, the “world’s largest and most detailed source of information about law firms,” Hinkley Allen has 131 White Lawyers, 2 Asian Lawyers and 2 African American lawyers.
The law firm tracking company reports that when it comes to diversity – or the lack thereof – Hinkley Allen’s failure to hire Latino and African-American’s places it almost in the bottom 10 percent of all major law firms in the nation,
While Bronin’s law firm may lack diversity, lawyers with the firm have certainly been stepping up to support their colleague’s campaign.
In the first 120 days of Bronin’s campaign, there were at least 29 major contributions from attorneys with Hinkley Allen. The amount of money pouring in from lawyers at the firm totaled $13,500 and that doesn’t even count the money that came in from their spouses.
Originally based in Rhode Island, Hinkley Allen has offices in Hartford, Boston, New York and elsewhere.
Hinkley Allen arrived in Connecticut in 2008 when it merged with the law firm of Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn. In 2013, the politically connected law firm of Levy, Droney became part of Hinkley Allen. John Droney, a co-founder of Levy, Droney is the former chairman of the Connecticut Democratic Party.
Hinkley Allen is perhaps best known for its representation of major contractors including a number that have contracts with the State of Connecticut and the City of Hartford.