Shipman & Goodwin LLP

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One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-1919, United States
Phone: (860) 251-5000
Fax: (860) 251-5099
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

USCIS Releases New Form I-9

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification dated as of July 17, 2017. Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

The One Area of Connecticut Law Employers Love (For Now)

Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a surprising (at least to me) article about how Idaho has implemented a legal framework that gives employers a great deal of flexibility in an area getting a good deal more publicity of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Transgender and Genderqueer Public School Students: School Safety in an Era of Uncertainty

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is presenting the following symposium. This is a free presentation open to the public…more
 /  Education

2017 Legislative Session: Refusing to Budge(t)

The 2017 regular legislative session ended at midnight on June 7, 2017, with Governor Malloy and the Connecticut General Assembly unable to agree on a biennial budget for the period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019, or on…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Connecticut Independent Schools Required to Perform Background Checks on Potential Employees Effective July 1, 2017

In 2016, Connecticut passed legislation that significantly expanded the scope of background check requirements for public schools when hiring new employees. That law, colloquially referred to as the “Pass the Trash” bill, was…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Department of State Will Begin Implementing 90-Day Travel and Refugee Ban Beginning June 29, 2017

Pursuant to the Supreme Court Ruling on June 26, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced by cable that it would begin implementing the more limited terms of President Trump’s Executive Order beginning at 8:00 PM (ET)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Want to Help Refugees? You Can Always Hire One. Legally.

Over the last few months, I’ve had a few opportunities to use my legal background to help shed some light on refugee resettlement. Back in February, I helped Connecticut lawyers introduce and sponsor a resolution at the…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

How Will Federal Legal and Regulatory Changes Impact Connecticut Employers?

For the last six years, you haven’t seen much on this blog about changes to federal employment laws because, well, there just weren’t any. What we DID see, however, were changes to regulations and enforcement orders…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Legislature Revises Physical Restraint and Seclusion Training Requirements

Earlier this month, the General Assembly passed House Bill 7276, now Public Act 17-220, which contains a number of provisions aimed at providing “mandate relief” to boards of education. Section 5 of Public Act 17-220, effective…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics

Supreme Court Decides to Hear Travel and Refugee Ban Case and Clarifies Enforcement of Executive Orders Pending Hearing

On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court consolidated the two key cases in the travel and refugee ban litigation sparked by President Trump’s executive orders and decided that the case will be heard during the first session of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

The Dialogue: Sex Harassment in the Workplace — Still an Issue, but How Much?

The Dialogue, a online conversation between yours truly and a prominent employee-side attorney, Nina Pirrotti, returns today with another installment — this time tackling the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace. As for…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New Rules: OCR Issues Internal Memorandum Impacting Enforcement Practices for Pending and Future Investigations

Earlier this month, the U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights’ Acting Assistant Secretary issued an internal memorandum to Regional Directors eliminating certain existing internal procedures and detailing new…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Education

SCOTUS Finally Ends Litigation Tourism In Product Liability Suits

The United States Supreme Court fundamentally changed the practice of product liability litigation in the United States by finally doing away with the “litigation tourism” industry – the common practice of out-of-state residents…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recommendations for Uber Are Roadmap for All?

If you had a million dollars (or more) to investigate your culture, what would you find out? (Music fans may appreciate the classic “If I Had a Million Dollars” song from the Barenaked Ladies. You’re welcome.)…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – June, 2017

Originally published in CAS Weekly Newsletter - June 12, 2017. Dear Legal Mailbag: The typical public school nurse today most likely works with several students with severe and/or life threatening conditions that often…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Education
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