Robinson & Cole has expanded its private equity/mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice with recent hires in its New York City, Boston and Connecticut offices. Stephen P. Hanson has joined the law firm as a partner. He represents financial sponsors (including private equity, venture capital and hedge funds), their portfolio companies, and other privately held companies. Eileen Smith Ewing has joined as a partner and advises publicly- and privately-held clients on M&A, joint ventures and securities offerings. Mitchell L. Lampert has joined as a partner. He has represented both issuers and underwriters in numerous public and private securities offerings, reverse mergers, and related transactions.