Director, Connecticut Program
Priya Morganstern is the Director of the Connecticut Program of Pro-Bono Partnership which oversees the Partnership’s services statewide (other than in Fairfield County). Priya provides direct legal services to local nonprofits; connects nonprofit organizations with volunteer attorneys; lectures frequently about nonprofit and tax-exempt organization law; and trains volunteer attorneys as necessary in various aspects of nonprofit and tax-exempt law.
Prior to joining the Partnership in 2008, Priya directed a similar pro bono program, the Nonprofit Pro Bono Initiative, which operated from the campus of the University of Connecticut School of Law. Before starting her public interest career, Priya was Counsel at Day, Berry & Howard LLP (now Day Pitney) in its Hartford office, where she was a member of the Firm’s Health Law and Tax-Exempt Organizations practice groups and an active member of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee. She also worked in the area of health law as a member of the legal department of Aetna, Inc. Priya serves on the board of the National Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery, and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee. She is a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation’s James W. Cooper Fellows Program, established to honor the leading members of the legal profession and the Judiciary in Connecticut.
Priya graduated from the State University of New York and Boston University School of Law, where she was a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and a Paul J. Liacos Scholar.