Connecticut Attorney General William Tong Establishes Award to Honor Clarine Nardi Riddle
The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General has announced a new leadership award in honor of former Connecticut Attorney General Clarine Nardi Riddle, Counsel and Chair of the government affairs practice at Kasowitz Benson Torres. The award recognizes an employee of the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General who has demonstrated the highest ideals of leadership, including professional integrity, diplomacy and superior strategic decision-making skills.
Ms. Riddle served as the first (and only) woman Attorney General of Connecticut and was the first woman Attorney General to win a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Martin Hoffman v. Connecticut Department of Income Maintenance. Ms. Riddle presented the inaugural Clarine Nardi Riddle Award for Outstanding Leadership on January 16, 2020 to Assistant Attorney General Jessica Gauvin, who leads the Office of Child Protection for the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General in New Haven, Connecticut.The Hon. Clarine Nardi Riddle, Counsel and Chair of the Government Affairs and Strategic Counsel Practice Group in Kasowitz’s Washington, D.C. office, provides legal, strategic and policy advice to clients on matters where law, business and public policy intersect. Formerly a Connecticut Superior Court Judge, Ms. Riddle also worked on virtually every major area of public policy as Senator Joseph Lieberman’s Chief of Staff.