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11/15/2022 Press Release


Cowdery & Murphy, LLC is excited to announce that Nora R. Dannehy, Esq., most recently General Counsel to the Office of the Governor of the State of Connecticut, will be joining the firm as our newest partner.


Nora brings a wealth of experience from multiple leadership roles in government and corporate law. Prior to her service to the Governor’s Office, Nora served in several capacities in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, spanning a 20-plus-year career in federal law enforcement focused on complex white-collar and public-corruption investigations. Among many other honors, Nora served for two years as the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and was specially appointed in 2008 by the Attorney General of the United States to supervise an investigation of the firing of nine U.S. Attorneys.

Prior to her service with the Department of Justice, Nora began her career as a law clerk to Senior United States District Judge T. Emmet Clarie, after which she worked as an associate with the law firm of Day, Berry & Howard. In addition to her federal government service, Nora also served as the Deputy Attorney General of the State of Connecticut for almost three years, and, in the private sector for six years, was Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for United Technologies Corporation.

Across her impressive career in both the public- and private-sector legal communities, Nora has encountered and investigated all manner of complex allegations. At the firm, Nora will join and lead the firm’s long-standing independent and internal investigations practice. Through the years, Cowdery & Murphy, LLC has conducted investigations for governmental agencies, major corporations, hospitals, and educational institutions at all levels.

Nora is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and, before that, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wellesley College. The firm is pleased to announce that, as of January I, 2023, the firm’s name will change to Cowdery, Murphy, Dannehy & Healy, LLC.