Carmody has elected lawyers, Damian K. Gunningsmith and Benjamin Pomerantz, to the partnership effective January 1, 2021.

Damian Gunningsmith is an intellectual property lawyer based in the firm’s New Haven office. He has experience litigating patent, trademark, antitrust, false advertising trade secrets, and unfair competition matters. Damian is also a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enabling him to provide comprehensive counsel and representation to clients with IP needs. Beyond his intellectual property practice, Damian has considerable experience working on other litigation matters, including in the areas of labor and employment, probate, land use, and environmental. He gained his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law, summa cum laude. Damian and his family have lived in Guilford for the past 6 years, where he is an active member of the community.

Benjamin H. Pomerantz is a litigation lawyer based in the firm’s Stamford office. His practice focuses on cannabis law in which he has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience regarding the state and national cannabis, hemp and CBD industries and regulations. In addition, Ben has more than ten years of experience representing and defending individuals and institutions in catastrophic personal injury, negligence and medical malpractice cases. Ben has settled or tried hundreds of civil litigation cases involving severe injuries or wrongful death. Ben gained his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, is a graduate of Stamford High School and now lives in North Stamford and is an active member of Temple Bethel.

Commenting on the election of the new partners, Managing Partner Rick Street said: “Both Damian and Ben are very talented litigators who have made significant contributions to the firm and their communities. They are both a significant part of our growth strategy. We are delighted to welcome them to the partnership.”