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Sean M. Fitzpatrick
Professor of the Practice in Public Policy and Urban Studies
Phone: (860) 297-4124 Office Location: 70 Vernon Street 307
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Trinity College faculty member since 2018 View office hours for Fall 2020
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Degrees:
J.D., Harvard Law School (1985)
B.A., Amherst College (1981)

Sean Fitzpatrick teaches courses in public management, leadership, and urbanism.  Prior to joining the Trinity faculty, Professor Fitzpatrick was Director of Development Services for the City of Hartford under Mayor Luke Bronin, where he championed the revival of Constitution Plaza as a center of education and technological innovation.  He also led the successful completion of the prior mayoral administration’s troubled stadium project, Dunkin’ Donuts Park, and launched the initiative that brought a professional soccer franchise, Hartford Athletic, to a newly-renovated Dillon Stadium in 2019.  Fitzpatrick previously served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, John Degnan, who was appointed to lead reform efforts at that agency in the wake of the 2013 Bridgegate scandal.  Before entering government service, he spent two decades in the insurance industry, helping to establish one of Metro Hartford’s most successful insurance start-ups, Executive Risk, in the 1990s and later holding senior executive positions with Chubb and The Hartford.  Fitzpatrick began his career in private law practice in Washington, DC, where he represented the federal deposit insurance agencies in trial and appellate litigation arising out of the savings and loan crisis.

From 2002 through 2011, Fitzpatrick served as a Lecturer at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he taught courses in professional liability and insurance law.  From 2010 through 2018, he was an Adviser on the American Law Institute's inaugural Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance (2019).