Mr. Budd is a retired partner of the law firm of Day, Berry & Howard, LLP. During his tenure at Day, Berry & Howard (now Day Pitney, LLP), Mr. Budd chaired the firm's Business Law Department with particular expertise in federal securities laws, merger and acquisition transactions, and strategic joint ventures. Mr. Budd has served as a Director of Atlantic Tele-Network since 2007, is Chairman of the Connecticut Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, and has served on the Legal Advisory Board of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hartford Seminary and is a member of the National Executive Committee of the Anti-Defamation League. Mr. Budd also serves as a member of the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority. Mr. Budd was born in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Erasmus Hall High School. He studied at Dartmouth College, where he earned his A.B., and went on to earn his B.A. from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. After his time at Oxford, Mr. Budd served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, then completed his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review.