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November 5, 2014

Attorneys Win and Leckey Join Downs Rachlin Martin

(BURLINGTON, Vt.) Business attorney Zaw Win will focus on serving the captive insurance industry, and attorney Joshua Leckey joins the Energy and Telecommunications Group. Two Vermont Law School graduates have joined the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.  Both will be based in DRM’s Burlington office.

J. Zaw Win returns to Vermont after serving as an associate in the business finance and restructuring group at Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLC in New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School in 2008, where he served as articles editor of the Vermont Law Review. He was an intern in 2006 for Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul L. Reiber. Prior to law school, Win was a classroom teacher in Concord, N.H. and Baltimore, Md. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., and a masters degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

“Zaw Win has the right combination of legal training and practical experience to help us serve the sophisticated legal needs of our captive insurance clients, and to participate in the continued growth of the Vermont captive insurance industry,” said Kathleen H. Davis, chair of the captive insurance practice at DRM. “We are pleased to welcome him to the firm.”

Joshua D. Leckey graduated summa cum laude from Vermont Law School in 2013 and most recently served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Christina Reiss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont. While in law school he served as managing editor of the Vermont Law Review and won a number of awards in moot court competition, including first place in the National Environmental Moot Court competition in 2013. He also gained legal experience working with Chief Justice Reiber at the Vermont Supreme Court and with law firms in Connecticut and Vermont. He is a cum laude graduate of Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H.

Energy and Telecommunications Group Chair John H. Marshall said “with the volume of energy projects under development in our region and the rapid evolution of the telecommunications industry, hiring the best young lawyers to work in this area strengthens our practice and energizes our work. Josh is already making a significant contribution.”

Operating on the fundamental belief that anything is possible when imagination and pragmatism live side by side, the 60-plus attorneys at DRM apply creativity, connections and experience to solve the toughest legal problems. From offices located in Vermont and New Hampshire, DRM represents regional, national and international entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology businesses and Fortune 100 companies. The legal services provided by the firm include bankruptcy and business restructuring, general business, captive insurance, renewable energy and telecommunications, health law, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and land use, environmental, tax, and trusts and estates, plus legislative and regulatory services through the firm’s Government and Public Affairs group.

DRM is the exclusive member firm in Vermont for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. Downs Rachlin Martin: business sense, legal ingenuity.


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