The Firm

Your team of trusted advisors and steadfast champions.

Clients have told us they rely on our firm because we combine sound, strategic thinking with smart, tireless advocacy. They note that we’re conscientious about allocating resources, helping them rein-in costs. They’re confident we can represent them locally, regionally, and internationally armed with a deep understanding of their business. Our clients come from a wide range of industries to work with attorneys who are immersed in their specialties with rich networks and in-depth perspective. The results we achieve through the strength of our client relationships help explain why our attorneys have been recognized by their peers as some of the best in the country, and why so many of our clients recommend us to others.

98% of surveyed clients say they’ll stick with us.

We regularly ask our clients how we’re performing in a formal anonymous survey. And we’re often humbled by the results. In our most recent survey, we received some of the highest scores our researchers have seen with regard to satisfaction and client loyalty. We think it’s in recognition of the responsiveness, value, and results we consistently deliver.

Diversity & Inclusion

Promoting diversity and inclusion

We celebrate a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, and abilities. We actively strive to promote greater diversity within our profession, supporting outreach and educational efforts to advance that goal. As a equal opportunity employer, we actively recruit, hire, develop, and work to retain employees from a wide variety of backgrounds in order to provide our clients with the broadest perspective and representation on contemporary legal matters.

Hinckley Allen is recognized as a great place to work. We have clear Diversity & Inclusion goals and are making steady progress toward achieving them.

Programs for Students

The firm supports the improvement of diversity in the legal community and beyond. Within our formal Summer Associate Program, the firm actively recruits talented law students of color.

Supplier Diversity Program

We actively seek diverse suppliers and consider whether a company is minority or women-owned when making purchasing decisions. We welcome the opportunity to build strong relationships with high-quality, diverse suppliers. Key factors we use in making purchasing decisions are: high-quality products/services, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service. If your company provides a good or service that Hinckley Allen requires, please complete a Vendor Profile Form.

For more information about Hinckley Allen’s diversity initiatives, please contact Megan McCormack at

Progress & Recognition

Measurable progress along a worthwhile journey.

We are encouraged and humbled by recognition we receive from our employees, clients and like-minded organizations. Recent acknowledgments include:

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in CT, Best Companies Group, 2010-2014, 2016-2017
  • Best Law Firms, US News & World Report, 2014 -2016
  • The AmLaw 200, The American Lawyer, 2015-2017
  • Best Place To Work In Rhode Island (Medium), Best Companies Group, 2006-2017

Success in hiring more diverse First-year Associates and Summer Associates

  • 90% of our Summer Associates in 2013 were from diverse backgrounds
  • 60% of our Summer Associates in 2014 were from diverse backgrounds
  • 50% of our First Year Associates in 2014 are from diverse backgrounds

Our Committee

Noble F. Allen, Chair, Partner

Christine K. Bush, Partner

John P. Connelly, Partner

Jennifer V. Doran, Partner

Robert L. Harris, Director of Legal Practice & Talent Management

Bridget Huffstutler, Practice Support Manager

Christina L. Lewis, Partner

Laurie W. MacDonald, Director of Business Development

Thomas S. Marrion, Partner

Megan A. McCormack, Director of Human Resources

Kevin O’Connor, Partner

Cori P. Palmer, Associate

Charles R. Reppucci, Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer

David J. Rubin, Managing Partner

Wendy K. Venoit, Partner

Sucharita S.K. Varanasi, Associate

Nancy R. Wilsker, Partner

David A. Wollin, Partner

For more information about Hinckley Allen’s diversity initiatives, please contact Megan McCormack at

Organizations We Support

We are pleased to support organizations who work to create greater diversity and opportunities within our communities, our profession, and in legal education. Some of the organizations and events Hinckley Allen supports – as a firm and as individuals – include:

Anti-Defamation League (CT and MA)

Asian Community Development Corp. (MA)

Boston Lawyers Group (MA)

City Year Breakfast (RI)


The Genesis Center (RI)

Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council

Kent Hospital (RI)

Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (CT)

Leading Age MENH (ME and NH)

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (national)

NAACP Annual Dinner (RI)

National Association of Women Lawyers

New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association (NH)

Pro Bono Collaborative (RI)

RI Women’s Bar Association (RI)

San Miguel School (RI)

Sophia Academy (RI)

Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture Series at Roger Williams University School of Law (RI)

Urban League of Greater Hartford (CT)

Women’s Fund (RI)

Women’s Summit – Bryant University (RI)

Year Up (RI)