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
  • 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
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, Mercy Connections, Inc.
  • Past Board Member, Trinity Children’s Center
  • Past Board Member, Mobius, The Mentoring Movement


  • Vermont
  • Maryland (inactive)
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • United States District Court, District of Vermont


Arline Duffy joined the firm in 2009 and is a principal of the firm.  She currently serves as the firm’s General Counsel.  Arline’s diverse practice focuses on assisting business and non-profits clients in corporate, intellectual property, and employment matters; counseling financial institutions on regulatory compliance; and advising many homeowners’ associations.  She is also a member of the firm’s estate planning team. 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 governance, employment and regulatory matters.
  • Regularly represents financial institutions on federal and state compliance matters.
  • Assists clients with employment policy and handbook development, investigations and compliance with federal and state employment law.