Arline P. Duffy


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30 Main Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 66
Burlington, VT 05402-0066

Tel: 802-865-6351
Fax: 802-864-6815

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  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, cum laude, 2007
  • M.A., University of Maryland College Park, 1995
  • B.A., University of Vermont, 1990

Prior Experience:

  • 2007–2008, Attorney Fellow, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel for The George Washington University
  • May–August 2006, Law Clerk for Senator Patrick Leahy
  • 2005–2007, Law Clerk, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel for The George Washington University
  • 14 years of higher education administrative experience at public and private universities prior to law school

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Vermont Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Mercy Connections, Inc.
  • Past Board Member, Trinity Children’s Center
  • Past Board Member, Mobius, The Mentoring Movement


  • Vermont
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, District of Vermont


Arline Duffy joined the firm in 2009 and is a principal of the firm.  Arline’s practice focuses largely on transactional matters, as well as corporate law, estate planning, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Arline practiced in the areas of intellectual property, regulatory compliance, contracts, and university policy development and governance at The George Washington University.

Arline is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Business Organizations Law.

Notable Representations:

  • Regularly advises clients on legal issues related to starting and running a small business.
  • Represents small and large corporate clients in the prosecution of trademark applications, and counsels clients on intellectual property issues including trademark infringement and response to cease and desist letters.
  • Works with non-profit clients on compliance issues, particularly related to federal contracting and grant administration requirements.
  • Regularly represents a Vermont bank before the FDIC on compliance issues and filings related to opening, closing and consolidating branches throughout the state.
  • Regularly advises executors through the smooth administration of complicated estates.  She has also represented estate beneficiaries in probate litigation.