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Steven J. Bonafonte

Hartford Office
90 State House Square
Hartford, CT 06103-3702
p 860.424.4333
f 860.424.4370
Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Gettysburg College, B.A.

Steven J. Bonafonte is a member of Pullman & Comley's Corporate and Business Department.  His practice includes providing general counsel services to corporate and government entities, privacy, information security, ethics and compliance, and anti-fraud and corporate internal investigations.  

Previously, Steve served as managing corporate counsel and as the enterprise privacy and corporate compliance officer at a Fortune 100 financial services company, where he led a team of attorneys and other professional staff in managing global privacy practices and diverse corporate compliance initiatives.  Steve also developed legal anti-fraud protocols and directed major case investigations and filing of affirmative civil anti-fraud RICO litigation against suspected fraudulent medical providers and other organized ring activity.  Prior to these roles, he provided principal legal counsel to several diverse internal business groups including Information Technology (internal compliance, vendor contracts), Marketing and Communications (legal review and compliance) and Global Sourcing (cross-border data transfer, business continuity).

Steve was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court as a representative member on the State of Connecticut's Commission on the Death Penalty, serving from 2001-2003.  He also served as a member of the City of Hartford's Civilian Police Review Board from 2000-2002 and as the City of Hartford's human relations commissioner from 2000-2002

Steve also serves as the General Counsel of the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Steve is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP).

Community Involvement

  • Hartford Redevelopment Agency - chairman
  • Camp Courant - board member
  • The Knox Foundation, Inc. - volunteer director
  • The Metropolitan District of Hartford - commissioner, 2002-2007
  • Hartford Parking Authority - chairman, 2002-2003
  • Hartford South Downtown Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Board, 2003-2007
  • Bushnell Park Foundation, Inc. - board of directors, 2002-2006
  • Leadership Greater Hartford (Quest) - class of 2000

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list in the area of business and corporate law
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership 2012-2013 Fellowship
  • Named as a "New Leader of the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune, 2012
  • "40 under 40" Award from the Hartford Business Journal, 2004