In accordance with Governor Lamont's emergency declaration, employees and the public are asked to observe social distancing measures to ensure communal safety and to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People are asked to work from home and telecommute wherever possible. Adhering to these instructions, the Department of Banking has closed its offices to the public. However, agency staff will continue to provide services to consumers and industry through telework. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. Agency staff will continue to check voicemails during this time. Consumers are encouraged to use our online form for complaints. If you are unsure where to send an inquiry, you may send it to and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Securities Advisory Council
to the Department of Banking

The Banking Commissioner appoints a Securities Advisory Council with members drawn from the private sector and academia. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to provide non-binding advice, recommendations and suggested technical assistance to the agency on matters affecting the administration of Connecticut's securities laws, the promulgation of related agency regulations and policies, and agency-sponsored investor education programs, including an annual Securities Forum conference. Members serve voluntarily and receive no compensation.

The Council's charter instructs the body to give primary consideration to the protection of investors as well as to the promotion of capital formation in Connecticut.


Donna L. Brooks, Esq.
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford, CT


Erik A. Bergman, Esq.
Day Pitney LLP, Stamford, CT

Peter J. Bilfield, Esq.
Day Pitney LLP, Stamford, CT

Michael D. Blanchard, Esq.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Hartford, CT

*William W. Bouton, III, Esq. 
 Hinckley Allen, Hartford, CT

Susan E. Bryant, Esq.
Phillips Murrah P.C., Oklahoma City, OK

Wendy A. Clarke, Esq.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Stamford, CT

Jody J. Cranmore, Esq.
Cranmore, FitzGerald & Meaney, Hartford, CT

Harold B. Finn III, Esq.
Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, Stamford, CT

Marilyn Ford, Esq.
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT

Medina K. Jett, Esq.
ICSGroup, LLC, Hartford, CT

Mark W. Klein, Esq.
Brody Wilkinson PC, Southport, CT

Willard F. Pinney, Jr., Esq.
Murtha Cullina LLP, Hartford, CT

*Justin J. Shigemi, Esq.
 Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, Stamford, CT

Richard Slavin, Esq.
Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Westport, CT

Stephen H. Solomson, Esq.
O'Connell, Attmore & Morris, LLC, Hartford, CT

Katherine Vines Trumbull, Esq.
Webster Bank, N.A., Waterbury, CT

Edward B. Whittemore, Esq.
Murtha Cullina LLP, Hartford, CT