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Dylan P. Kletter

Dylan P. Kletter

Dylan P. Kletter

Associate

Litigation & Arbitration

Dylan P. Kletter

Associate

Litigation & Arbitration

Dylan Kletter practices in the area of complex litigation. He represents individuals and entities across the country in state and federal court concerning a broad range of litigation matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract disputes, securities transactions, real estate disputes, environmental contamination, and Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 bankruptcy proceedings. Dylan has extensive experience representing private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions related litigation, as well as their portfolio companies concerning a broad range of operational issues, such as disputes with customers, employment matters, and environmental issues. In addition to trial work, Dylan has extensive appellate experience, and serves as an Assigned Counsel in criminal appeals in the Connecticut courts.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Dylan served as a judicial clerk for Connecticut Supreme Court Justices Barry R. Schaller and C. Ian McLachlan, as well as the Honorable Christine E. Keller of the Hartford Superior Court. Dylan has also served as a legal intern to former Connecitcut State Senator Jonathan Harris and as an appellate teaching assistant to attorney Wesley W. Horton.

During law school, Dylan received CALI awards in Criminal Law, Trial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy. He also served as an officer on the Connecticut Law Review, the Moot Court Board, the Mock Trial Society and the Environmental Law Society. Prior to attending law school, Dylan worked with New York Times best-selling authors at International Creative Management talent agency in New York.

In 2013, Dylan was named a “New Leader in Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune and a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Private Equity / M&A / Portfolio Company Litigation:

  • Representation of private equity firms and portfolio companies in federal and state courts throughout the country, including matters concerning securities fraud, breach of contract, indemnification claims, earnouts, post-closing adjustments, escrow disputes, customer disputes, environmental issues, and responses to third party discovery.
  • Representation of private hospital in connection with contract dispute against private equity-sponsored portfolio company arising out of failed joint venture.

Commercial / Bankruptcy Litigation:

  • Representation of court-appointed liquidators of Fairfield Sentry Limited, the largest feeder fund to Bernard L. Madoff Securities, in Chapter 15 proceedings.
  • Representation of indenture trustee in Chapter 11 proceedings of the Tribune Company.
  • Representation of private hospital concerning contract disputes and obtaining dismissal of wrongful death action.
  • Representation of resources recovery agency in jury trial resulting in favorable judgment against plaintiff’s breach of contract claim.
  • Representation of interstate natural gas line company in successful defense of breach of contract claim.
  • Representation of artist in bench trial resulting in favorable judgment against defendant on bailment claim.
  • Representation of pro bono clients in a variety of matters.

White Collar / Government Investigations / Criminal:

  • Representation of companies and professional corporations in connection with state governmental investigations.
  • Representation of white collar defendants in state criminal proceedings.
  • Representation of criminal defendants in habeas appeals in Connecticut appellate courts.

MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS

  • “Rare Win Shines Light on State Program,” Connecticut Law Tribune, October 7, 2013 (featuring attorney Kletter’s reversal of habeas court decision). 
  • “Appellate court grants immunity to nonprofit directors and officers,” Hartford Business Journal, Volume 21, Number 9, January 14, 2013.
  • Co-editor, A Practical Guide to Connecticut Evidence, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2013 (publication forthcoming); chapter co-author, “Introduction to Evidence - An Overview” and “Evidentiary Exclusions and Limitations”
  • “Negligence in the (Thin) Air: Understanding the Legal Relationship Between Outfitters and Participants in High Risk Expeditions Through Analysis of the 1996 Mount Everest Tragedy,” University of Connecticut Law Review, 40 Conn. L. Rev. 769.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Inns of Court (Hartford Chapter)
  • Co-Chair, Business Law Section, Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Association for Corporate Growth (Connecticut Chapter)
  • Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Office of the Connecticut Secretary of State, Neutral Election Day Observer
  • West Hartford Clean Energy Task Force (former member) 

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut
  • US District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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