Paul Hughes - Board Member
Wiggin and Dana
Paul Hughes is the Managing Partner and former Chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Department. He also practices in the Health Care Department. He is experienced with the representation and operation of both mature and emerging growth companies in a variety of industries including energy and utilities, information technology, clean technology, telecommunications, biotechnology, health care services, manufacturing and outsourcing.
Paul regularly represents clients in the areas of debt and equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and corporate governance.
Paul has served as Vice President and General Counsel of a venture capital-backed pediatric health care services company, and its pediatric clinical trials network. He was active in all aspects of business development, corporate strategy and operations and was responsible for all of the companies’ legal affairs, including equity and debt financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, licensing, real estate leasing, and contract negotiations.
Chambers USA lists Paul as one of the leading corporate/M&A lawyers in Connecticut and adds that he offers experience of working with mature and emerging growth companies from a range of sectors, including biotechnology and telecommunications. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Funds since 2007 ).
Paul is admitted to practice in Connecticut. He earned his B.A. from the University of Connecticut and was awarded his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor of the Connecticut Law Review. Following graduation, he held the position of law clerk to Justice Fleming L. Norcott, Jr. of the Connecticut Supreme Court.