Stan Twardy is a partner with Day Pitney LLP in Stamford, Connecticut. He is a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Group.
In recent years, as a result of his efforts, the Department of Justice declined to bring criminal charges against two companies, one an international financial services business and the other a Fortune 100 company, which had allegedly engaged in accounting fraud. Previously, he achieved noncriminal resolutions for publicly held companies in the healthcare insurance, energy, and banking industries as well as for numerous individuals.
As U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut from 1985 to 1991, Stan was responsible for numerous successful prosecutions in the area of white-collar crime. Among these accomplishments were the then-largest criminal fines in an environmental case and the longest criminal prison sentence for a violation of the Clean Air Act in New England. Among other notable prosecutions brought by Stan's office were the conviction of Young & Rubicam for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with the "Come Back to Jamaica" advertising campaign, as well as public corruption, bank, and healthcare fraud prosecutions. Stan has argued many civil as well as criminal cases in both federal and state appellate courts. In addition to being counsel of record for amici in a number of cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, he was counsel at the trial and appellate court levels for the successful plaintiffs in Republican Party of Connecticut v. Tashjian. The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately upheld the lower court decisions granting the plaintiffs' First Amendment rights of political association. Stan also was counsel for the successful plaintiffs in Fair Cadillac-Oldsmobile Isuzu Partnership v. Bailey, in which the Connecticut Supreme Court held that the statute prohibiting the operation of motor vehicle dealerships on Sunday was unconstitutional.
Stan served as chief of staff to Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. from January 1991 through February 1993. In this capacity, he was responsible for the administration's policy and legislative initiatives, as well as overseeing the daily operations of state government.