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A longtime chief of staff to the Connecticut Senate Democrats will step down from his role next month to become a lobbyist.
Vincent Mauro Jr. will join law firm McCarter & English’s national government affairs practice on Dec. 11, the firm announced.
He will join the firm’s Hartford office and become McCarter’s first government affairs group member in Connecticut.
McCarter & English also has a government affairs presence in its New Jersey, Miami, and Washington, D.C. offices. Group members focus on state, local, and federal government affairs, the firm said.
Mauro has helped guide public policy in Connecticut for more than two decades, McCarter & English said.
“Adding Vin to our team and the firm is a game-changer,” said Guillermo C. Artiles, chair of McCarter’s government affairs practice and former corporate counsel to Greenskies Renewable Energy in Middletown. “He not only creates a huge presence for us in Connecticut, but is nationally recognized as a power-broker with a deep knowledge of the workings of government. Vin has a track record of developing policy, high-level negotiating, and reaching across political lines and personal barriers to achieve successful outcomes.”
Mauro began his tenure with Connecticut’s Senate Democrats in 1996 as a legislative aide to Sen. Martin Looney before taking a three-year hiatus to earn a law degree at Quinnipiac University School of Law, graduating in 2002.
The lifelong New Haven resident worked as special counsel to the Senate Majority Leader from 2003 to 2014, before being named chief of staff in 2015.