WYATT R. JANSEN

WYATT R. JANSEN PHOTO
Practice Areas
Litigation
Associate, Greenwich, CT
203.862.2320
Wjansen@wbamct.com
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Wyatt is an associate in the Litigation Department. He joined the firm in September 2014 after working as an associate in a boutique commercial litigation firm in New York, NY.

Wyatt has experience representing clients ranging from public companies to individuals in a wide variety of commercial litigations.  A substantial portion of Wyatt’s practice has been devoted to disputes involving offshore jurisdictions, including Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar, and the Turks & Caicos Islands.  Most recently, Wyatt second-chaired a lengthy jury trial that settled favorably before verdict. 

Wyatt was a Dean’s Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Law, from which he graduated in the top 10% of his class.  In law school, Wyatt served as the student chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee and as lead articles editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. He majored in journalism and political science at New York University.

Wyatt is a resident of Greenwich and a native of Mystic, CT.  He is a member of the Greenwich Bar Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association, and the Connecticut Bar Association.
 

Representative Commercial Litigation Experience

$500 million corporate veil-piercing dispute involving offshore entities and transactions.

Real estate fraud litigation seeking more than $10 million in damages and the forced liquidation of two limited liability companies.

$4.5 million corporate fraud litigation brought against former principals of a licensed broker-dealer under indictment for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, and associated involuntary bankruptcy proceedings.

Dispute between condominium board of 1 million square-foot mixed-use development in Tribeca and the project’s developer.

Second chair at a jury trial arising from a multi-million dollar residential construction project, representing the plaintiffs.  Resolved on favorable terms before verdict for a sum that was eight times the defendants’ pretrial settlement offer.

Currently part of the team representing the defendants in a dispute seeking to enforce a foreign judgment in excess of $200 million against an offshore corporation’s former director and shareholder.

Currently part of the team representing a defendant in a $20 million construction dispute arising from a major public works project.
 

Publications

Impermissible Windfalls?  Unemployment Insurance, Back Pay, and the Two Classes of Title VII Plaintiffs¸ 18 Conn. Ins. L.J. 307 (2012)
 

Honors and Recognition

Nina E. Olson and Janet Spragens LITC Award:  Awarded to a student demonstrating exceptional dedication and excellence in representing Connecticut low-income taxpayers.

Education
University of Connecticut
School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2012
New York University, B.A., 2008
Admitted to Practice
New York, 2013
 
Connecticut, 2013

U.S. District Court,
District of Connecticut