Margaret A. Little

Partner, Little and Little & Director, The Federalist Society's Pro Bono Center

Margaret A. Little is an attorney in private practice in Stratford, Connecticut concentrating in commercial and constitutional litigation and appeals in state and federal courts.   She also is the Director of the Federalist Society’s Pro Bono Center.  Ms. Little has participated in several regional and national conferences and symposia addressing issues of current importance in constitutional law – specifically state and federal constitutional questions regarding the separation of powers, the Commerce Clause and Compacts Clause and, torts and products liability law, mass tort litigation, securities law, class actions, alternative dispute resolution and the expansion of liability in state and federal courts.  She recently served as appellate consulting counsel in a landmark 2009 United States Supreme Court decision Ricci v. DeStefano, as part of the team representing the New Haven firefighters.  She is a graduate of Yale College ( B.A. 1977, summa cum laude) and Yale Law School (J.D. 1984).  From 1984 to 1985, Ms. Little served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Prior to opening her own law offices in 1997, Ms. Little was a partner at Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn in New Haven, Connecticut.  Ms. Little is a member of the bars for the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut.  Her publications include A Most Dangerous Indiscretion: The Legal, Economic and Political Legacy of the Governments’ Tobacco Litigation, 33 Conn. L. Rev. 1143 (2001),  Legal Fees Awarded in the State Tobacco Suits and Other Mass Tort and Class Action Cases Face New Ethics and Legal ChallengesState Attorneys General and Regulation of National Financial Institutions, and The Milberg Weiss Indictment.


Education

  • B.A. Yale College, 1977, summa cum laude
  • J.D. Yale Law School, 1984

Publications

Maracich v. Spears - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 1-14-13 featuring Margaret Little Little
January 14, 2013
Who Should Receive Unclaimed Class Action Awards? The Tale of Cy Pres - Podcast
Litigation Practice Group Podcast
February 8, 2012
Lawyer Barons: What Their Contingency Fees Really Cost America - Podcast
Litigation and Professional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice Groups Podcast
July 14, 2011
State Attorneys General and Regulation of National Financial Institutions
State AG Tracker Vol 1, No. 2, 2009
June 4, 2009