Austin J. McGuigan, is a founding member of the firm and was Managing Principal for eighteen years. Mr. McGuigan has over 35 years of experience trying criminal and civil cases. As a former Chief State's Attorney for the State of Connecticut and the former Chief Prosecutor, Statewide Organized Crime Task Force, he has handled a wide variety of high-profile cases. Over the years his private practice focus has expanded and he has been primary counsel on a wide variety of civil matters and Corporate and Government Investigations. He has experience in the defense of Intellectual Property/Trade Secret Litigation as well as Corporate Investigations both in Regulatory and Criminal Cases. Mr. McGuigan has tried cases in China before the China International Arbitration Board and in Taiwan.
Mr. McGuigan's experience in both criminal and civil matters has resulted in several interviews with the national media:
- "American Mobster: Looking for Whitey", The Discovery Channel, 2002
- "Federal Prosecution of Corporations", The Wall Street Reporter, 2001
- "Burden of Proof - Martha Moxley", CNN, 2000
- "The Economic Espionage Act", The Wall Street Reporter, 2000
Mr. McGuigan has also been called to give expert testimony before the United States House of Representatives on two separate occasions:
- Government Reform Committee testified on "Justice Department Misconduct in Boston: Are Legislative Solutions Required?", 2002
- Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee International Economic Policy and Trade, testified on "Corporate and Industrial Espionage and Their Effects on American Competitiveness", 2000
Over his distinguished career, Mr. McGuigan has written numerous articles for law journals, local newspapers and magazines. But his favorite pieces were published in The Hartford Courant's, Northeast Magazine on his passion, The Boston Red Sox:
- "Rantings: A World Series Diary", December 7, 1986
- "In the End, They'll Break Your Heart", August 8, 1982.