Press Release05.17.2012

Pullman & Comley Hosts 15th Annual Women's Networking Tea


Pictured, from left to right:  Michele Kekac, formerly of Pullman & Comley; Diane Whitney, partner at Pullman & Comley and chair of the firm’s Women’s Leadership Initiative; and Jeana Sweeney, Director of Community Services at the CMTA.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.:  The Women’s Leadership Initiative at Pullman & Comley hosted its 15th Annual Networking Tea on Thursday, May 10 at The Inn at Longshore in Westport, Connecticut.

The event, which brings together business women and community leaders from Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut, included as its featured guest the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA).  The CMTA has a special personal relevance to Pullman & Comley, as former employee Michele Kekac suffers from CMT, as do other members of her family.

The CMTA was founded to raise awareness and fund research into the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), named for the scientist who discovered it.

CMT is a degenerative disorder and affects the nerves that control the muscles.  There is no known cure.  Although CMT affects an estimated 2.6 million people, it is less commonly known than many other neurological disorders.  The CMTA is the leading source of information about CMT.  It offers a variety of educational materials and conferences, coordinates more than 60 national patient support and action groups, provides physician referrals and works closely with the clinical and research communities.  It is also the leading financial sponsor of research within the CMT community.  For more information, go to

The Women’s Leadership Initiative at Pullman & Comley is committed to advancing women’s careers by providing seminars, networking events and awareness-raising programs for women in the firm’s local communities.  Pullman & Comley, LLC, provides a wide range of legal services.  The firm’s major practice areas include corporate and business, environmental, health care, litigation, public finance, real estate, property valuation, and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury, Connecticut and in White Plains, New York.  For more information, please visit

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