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Super Lawyers Disclaimer

Super Lawyers Magazine is an annual publication of Key Professional Media, Inc.  The magazine lists lawyers practicing in a given state or region as “Super Lawyers.”  Super Lawyers Magazine is distributed to lawyers, certain corporations and law schools, and lists of Super Lawyers appear in selected newspapers and magazines.

Super Lawyers Magazine selects candidates using a multi-step process.  Candidates are first identified by conducting a survey of lawyers, interviewing lawyers and law firms and reviewing periodicals, trade journals and on-line sources.  Candidates’ background, experience, and achievements are then examined by the magazine’s research staff.  Lawyers deemed by the magazine to be leaders in their practice areas are then invited to form panels that review, evaluate and score Super Lawyers candidates.  The magazine’s research staff then selects a final list, ensuring that lawyers from differing firm sizes are included.  Only 5% of a state’s lawyers are selected as “Super Lawyers”.

For a more detailed description of the Super Lawyers selection process, click here and here.

Benchmark Litigation, Guide to America’s Leading Business Litigation Firms and Attorneys

Benchmark’s regional and local ratings are based on interviews with selected in-house counsel and private practice lawyers conducted in 2008.  For further information concerning Benchmark’s methodology, please visit

Chambers USA

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Best Lawyers in America

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Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)

ACEDS is a private organization that certifies individuals who have demonstrated a combination of electronic discovery training and experience and passed an objective examination of e-discovery knowledge as “E-Discovery Specialists.” Certification as an E-Discovery Specialist by the ACEDS is not certification as a specialist in an area of law pursuant to the Rules of Professional Conduct or Disciplinary Rules of any jurisdiction.


The purpose of this notice is to explain Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP’s Privacy Policy with regard to “Personal Information” that we obtain, as defined by Connecticut Public Act 08-167.

Carmody’s policy is to protect and safeguard Personal Information that we obtain concerning our clients, employees and other individuals. This information includes, for example, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, state identification card numbers, account numbers, credit or debit card numbers, passport numbers, alien registration numbers or health insurance identification numbers, (“Personal Information”). Note that, with respect to clients and former clients, our Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit the unauthorized disclosure of a broader range of confidential information. Furthermore, with respect to our employees and other individuals and entities, other statutes and/or regulations may prohibit our unauthorized disclosure of information beyond that defined in Public Act 08-167.

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP makes reasonable efforts to:

1. Prevent the unauthorized disclosure of Personal Information about our clients, former clients, employees, or other individuals to anyone, except as permitted or required by (a) law, regulations, or court rules; and (b) any applicable Rules of Professional Conduct.

2. Protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers, limit access to them, and prohibit their unlawful disclosure.

Although the Firm’s policy is to limit disclosure of Personal Information, litigation, investigations, hearings, and certain other adversarial proceedings are governed by law, regulations, and court rules that may authorize or require disclosure of such information to judicial, administrative, or governmental authorities or other parties to the proceedings, depending on the issues involved.