Buffkin To Take Bronin’s Spot As Governor’s Legal Counsel

Governor Malloy announced today that Karen Buffkin, currently deputy secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, will become his new legal counsel, assuming the position that Luke Bronin has held for the past two years.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with Karen while she has been at OPM and, before that, when she was legal counsel for the Comptroller (then Nancy Wyman).  She is sharp as a tack and knows, through years of experience, how law and politics work in the Nutmeg state.  She’ll be a source of sound, wise counsel for the governor.

Let me also take this opportunity to wish Luke the best of luck at Hinkley Allen (and beyond).  Our professional paths crossed on several occasions and he never failed to impress.  The governor was very fortunate to have him as his legal counsel.  And if rumors of his political aspirations are true, the residents of the City of Hartford would be equally fortunate to have him as their mayor.


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