HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont announced that he is appointing Nora R. Dannehy to serve as General Counsel in the Office of the Governor.
Dannehy is an experienced lawyer with a professional record that spans both the public and private sector. Her commitment to public service started in 1991 when she joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. During her time in that role, she took on multiple responsibilities including supervising complex prosecutions, investigating white collar crime and public corruption cases, and advised and trained Assistant U.S. Attorneys on ethical issues arising under federal law and disciplinary rules.
In April 2008, she was appointed Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, making her the first woman to lead the district in the office’s more than two-hundred-year-history. She left the U.S. Attorney’s Office in December 2010.
She later joined the Office of Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen as Deputy Attorney General, where her responsibilities included overseeing all operations of the office, which employs more than 300 full time staff including 210 attorneys. She served in this role from January 2011 until October 2013.
In the private sector, Dannehy worked for United Technologies Corporation in the company’s Office of Global Ethics and Compliance.