Since, Connelly hasn't slept much. You can hear the strain in his voice, a deep voice that crackles and is scratchy with fatigue. Under Connelly's direction, the firm has taken steps to keep the pressure of the media away from its workers, some 235 people who occupy offices in the Morristown building and another facility in Jersey City. Employees are not allowed to speak to the press unless they talk with a public relations executive first. That has always been the policy, but it has taken on new meaning during the last month. There is little strain on the staff, he said, because "we've been careful not to let that happen. It helps keep people concentrating on their jobs."

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