Professional Profile: Gregory Faulkner 2017

Gregory Faulkner - 2017

Name: Gregory Faulkner - 2017

Title: Chair, Construction Group

Company: Robinson+Cole

Location: Hartford, New York, Boston, Providence

Birthplace: New Haven, CT

Family: Married 25 years, three daughters

College: Catholic University of America, J.D.; Providence College, B.S.

First job unrelated to your current field:  I ran my own painting business while I was in school.

First job in current field:  A small, boutique construction law firm.

What your firm does now and its plans for the future?:  Robinson+Cole provides legal services in a wide variety of practice areas. The firm will continue to support clients across many industries. 

Hobbies: Golf and running.

Favorite novel: The Alchemist. I was inspired by its message that if one really desires something, the universe will make it happen.

Favorite film: I’ve watched Apollo 13 repeatedly. I’m fascinated with how they “worked the problem” and got the crew home.

Keys to success:  Responsiveness and professionalism

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family):  I picked up a lot of my values from Dominican Priests during my years at Providence College. They reaffirmed that good intent and good deeds lead to overall happiness and success.

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?:  I’ve always felt that I’d enjoy teaching in higher ed.