PRESS RELEASE: Alan J. Sobol To Serve As Chairman of Two Distinguished Connecticut Legal Associations on Criminal Justice

HARTFORD, Conn.:   Attorney Alan J. Sobol of Pullman & Comley, LLC in Hartford has been elected as Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and has also been appointed as Chair of the Hartford County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee,  the law firm reported today.

Having served as Vice-Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section for the past two years, Mr. Sobol will serve a two-year term from June 2014 through June 2016 and will continue the section’s mission to provide a forum for judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys to exchange ideas regarding criminal law,  present speakers to the section on topics that impact the practice of criminal law, and provide input to the state and federal legislatures regarding proposed bills affecting criminal law.

Appointed by the current president of the Hartford County Bar Association (HCBA), Mr. Sobol will serve as Chair of the Criminal Law Committee for a one-year term from June 2014-June 2015.   By virtue of that chairmanship, he will also serve as a member of the HCBA’s Board of Directors for the same term.  His role at HCBA will be to advance the administration of justice while upholding and improving the professional standards of the legal profession.

A partner in the firm’s Hartford office, Alan practices in the Litigation Department and White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations practice, also serving in the firm’s Health Care practice.  He has represented both corporate and individual clients in federal and state health care, Medicare and Medicaid  fraud and enforcement, federal fraud and false claims, federal insider trading and securities, financial fraud, structuring, tax, anti-trust, federal and state racketeering and public corruption cases.

Earlier in his career, Alan was a trial attorney, Criminal Division, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and a prosecutor, for the General Litigation Section, U.S. Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C. where he represented the government in several high-profile, international matters.   He is a member of the American, Connecticut and Hartford Bar Associations, as well as the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the U.S. District Court Criminal Justice Act Panel, the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association.  Alan has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law, is a Diplomate in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a U.S. Attorney General's Honor Law Graduate Program Attorney.   He is a frequent speaker on health care fraud and abuse and was recently featured on Law Talk radio.  Alan earned his B.A. with honors from the University of Maryland, and his J.D. at the University of Akron.

Pullman & Comley is celebrating its 95th anniversary in 2014.  With nearly 90 attorneys, it is one of Connecticut’s largest firms and provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally.  Pullman & Comley’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance; environmental and land use; government finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property valuation; real estate; regulatory, energy and telecommunications; and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and White Plains.  The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms.  For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.