Dana Bucin is the Honorary Consul of Romania to Connecticut since 2018. She represents Romanian interests in Connecticut and works to foster bi-lateral relations between Romania and Connecticut in the business, commercial, cultural, legal, scientific, and social spheres. Dana promotes Romanian entrepreneurship, whether from Romania or within the CT Romanian Diaspora, and facilitates conversations between US and Romanian startups, investors, incubators, policy makers and entrepreneurs aimed at advancing both Romania's and Connecticut's innovation and start-up ecosystem. She is also involved in economic development efforts in Connecticut via her membership on the MetroHartford's Global Business Council Executive Committee, the World Affairs Council of Connecticut Board of Directors and several other local/ global organizations.
Professionally, Dana Bucin is an Immigration/ International attorney and Chair of the Immigration Practice at Murtha Cullina LLP, a general practice law firm with over 100 attorneys in offices throughout Connecticut, Boston and New York and affiliated with LexMundi law firms in over 100 countries. As an Immigration attorney with a business legal background, Dana represents clients with a wide range of immigration matters, including counseling foreign investors and entrepreneurs on the optimal strategy for setting up new US businesses or investing in existing US-based ventures and obtaining visas or green cards under the E-2, L-1 "new office", H-1B "entrepreneurs" and EB-5 immigrant investor program. Dana regularly provides multi-lingual representation in Romanian, Spanish, French and English, with basic proficiency in Italian, German, Hungarian and Latin.
Dana has been recognized as an AV Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, listed as SuperLawyer in 2016 and 2017 among other top immigration attorneys in Connecticut, honored on the 2016 Annual Immigrant Day by the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition, designated among "40 Under Forty" by the Hartford Business Journal, "New Leaders in the Law" and "Women in the Law High Achievers" by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Dana received her Bachelor degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2002 with a focus on International Business, Politics & Government, and Romance Languages. She received her Juris Doctor (law) degree from Boston University in 2005. She also attended Universite Jean Moulin Lyon III in Lyon, France, where she studied Comparative EU Law in French.