Aaron is a litigation partner who heads the firm’s Education Practice Group and previously chaired the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. Based on his experience in government, he also advises companies and non-profit organizations on government regulatory matters and investigations.
He draws on his experience in positions in higher education and government to advise colleges, universities, private secondary schools, and nonprofit organizations on the complex legal, regulatory, and public relations issues they regularly face. His advice is tempered by a deep understanding of the culture and operations of colleges and universities, having served as General Counsel and Secretary of Connecticut College. In that position, he coordinated the work of the Board of Trustees, advised the college’s President, and oversaw all of the college’s legal affairs, including litigation, contracts, internal policies and procedures, and compliance with state and federal law. He also served as Acting Vice President for Advancement, and taught Constitutional Law at both Connecticut College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Aaron currently serves as co-chair of TerraLex’s Education Services Industry Sector.
An accomplished appellate lawyer, Aaron has argued numerous high-profile cases before state and federal appeals courts in Connecticut and around the country. He has written on appellate issues, including an appellate column for the National Law Journal.
Aaron previously served as the Deputy Attorney General of Connecticut and as counsel to the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee and to U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman. As Deputy Attorney General, he oversaw the work of the Office’s 200 attorneys, which included advising the governor, legislature, and all agency heads; representing the state in all civil litigation; and investigating misconduct by state officials. He managed some of the Office’s most complex and politically sensitive cases. Aaron draws on that government experience in advising clients on a wide array of government regulatory matters and investigations—providing legal guidance that is shaped by an understanding of the related government and public relations issues that clients face.
Aaron also has significant experience advising nonprofit organizations. He has served on many nonprofit boards of directors, including serving as the Chair of Connecticut Legal Services, Vice President of the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government, and a director of the Connecticut Public Affairs Network.
Aaron received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Editor-in- Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review, and obtained a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University. After law school, he was a clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Updated Sep 2021