Hartford-based Shipman & Goodwin LLP has appointed Leander Dolphin as the law firm’s managing partner.

Dolphin and Kent Nevins, who continues as chair of the management committee, will form the firm’s leadership team.

Shipman & Goodwin's Leander Dolphin (right) pictured at CBIA's 2021 When Women Lead conference with CONNSTEP president and CEO Beatriz Gutierrez and Raytheon Technologies' Marie Sylla-Dixon.

The Management Committee added three partners, Stephen Gellman, Eric Goldstein and Marie Pollio, who are joining returning members Andrew Davis and Karen Staib.    

Dolphin, who was elected to CBIA’s board of directors in November 2021, was co-managing partner of Shipman with Nevins and James Ruggeri. 

“I am honored to serve as managing partner,” Dolphin said. 

“I look forward to working with Kent and the management committee to build upon 2021, which was one of our strongest years despite the pandemic.”

Dolphin started with Shipman in 2004. She served three years on the management committee before being named co-managing partner in 2021.

She was former vice president of human resources and general counsel for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

Dolphin graduated from Wesleyan University in 1999 and received her law degree from Howard University School of Law in 2004.