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About Commissioner Michelle Seagull

Michelle Seagull was appointed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy on May 1, 2017 to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP).   Ms. Seagull has served as the Deputy Commissioner for DCP since 2011. 

Prior to joining DCP, Ms. Seagull was a partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP where her practice focused on issues related to unfair competition laws.
Ms. Seagull received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in Glastonbury with her husband and their two children.
DCP licenses over 200,000 people and businesses a year in approximately 200 different job categories.  In addition, the agency enforces the State‚Äôs consumer protection and product safety laws, mediates disputes between consumers and businesses, holds administrative hearings, and regulates numerous industries, including the liquor, pharmaceutical, food, gaming and retail gasoline industries.