Eileen Lavigne Flug

Eileen Lavigne Flug

Senior Counsel
Location:
Westport, Connecticut
Phone:
203-520-0397
Fax:
203-226-1641
Email:

Eileen Lavigne Flug recently joined Berchem Moses P.C. as Senior Counsel in the Westport office. She serves as Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Westport. She has deep experience in business and not-for-profit law, and advises clients in general corporate law matters including negotiating and drafting contracts and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Berchem Moses P.C., Attorney Flug served as Of Counsel for Cohen and Wolf, P.C. where she advised individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and nonprofits regarding contracts, general corporate, and not-for-profit law. Attorney Flug began her legal career as an attorney at Arnold and Porter, LLP, in Washington, D.C. and later served for almost 10 years as General Counsel of a major wine and spirits wholesaler and distributor in New York City.

Ms. Flug graduated With Distinction from the University of Nevada with a degree in business administration concentrating in public accounting, and summa cum laude from the Pepperdine University School of Law, where she graduated first in her class and Valedictorian in 1988. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review from 1987 to 1988.

Attorney Flug is deeply committed to the Fairfield County community. Until recently, she was the elected Moderator of the 36-member Representative Town Meeting in Westport, CT, which approves a budget of over $200 million for the town, adopts ordinances, and decides appeals of land use and conservation decisions. She is Chair of the Westport-Weston Chapter of the Connecticut Bar Association, and currently serves as President-Elect and a Board member of the Westport Sunrise Rotary, as well as a Board member of the Sunrise Rotary 21st Century Foundation. Ms. Flug serves on the Advisory Council for the Westport Historical Society, and on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters. In the past, Ms. Flug has served as a member of the Employment Steering Committee of Fairfield County's Community Foundation; was a Founding Board Member of the Friends of Westport Parks and Recreation, and was Vice President and Secretary of the Green Village Initiative; among many other pro-bono roles. Attorney Flug has also volunteered as pro bono counsel with the Pro Bono Partnership.

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Law
  • General Corporate
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2013
  • New York, 1993

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 1988
    • Honors: Valedictorian
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • B.S.B.A. - 1985
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Public Accounting

Published Works

  • "Executive Leadership Program: A Powerful Model for Peer-to-Peer Nonprofit Executive Leadership Development,” a white paper published by Fairfield County's Community Foundation (2015)
  • “Fiduciary Duty Limitations on Voting and Investment Policies of Institutional Investors,” with Robert D. Rosenbaum, Institutional Investors: Passive Fiduciaries to Activist Owners, Practicing Law Institute Corporate Law and Practice Course Handbook Series, No. 704 (1990)
  • Selected Entries in “California Supreme Court Survey: A Review of Decisions,” Pepperdine Law Review, Volumes 14:1 and 14:2 (1986-1987)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys

Pro Bono Activities

  • Westport-Weston Chapter of Connecticut Bar Association, Chair, 2016 - Present
  • Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, Board Member, 2012 - Present
  • Westport Sunrise Rotary, President Elect, 2017
  • Westport Sunrise Rotary, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Westport Sunrise Rotary 21st Century Foundation, Board Member, 2012 - Present
  • Westport Historical Society, Advisory Council, 2017 - Present