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Glenn Duhl was selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment.

Glenn Duhl is the Firm’s lead trial counsel.  Glenn represents management in employment law and litigation; he is an aggressive and experienced litigator who zealously represents his clients in trials before federal and state court judges, juries and arbitration proceedings.  Representative matters include breach of contract, wrongful termination, discrimination, defamation, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenant, wage and hour, emotional distress, sexual harassment and class action litigation.  Glenn also advises clients on litigation-avoidance strategies and techniques in both complex and highly sensitive disputes.

Glenn is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Employment Law Committee.  He serves as author and contributing editor for numerous ABA employment law publications, and is engaged by national and local bar associations to teach substantive and procedural employment law and litigation seminars to fellow lawyers.  Glenn has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, teaching Trial Advocacy and Moot Court, and at the University of Hartford, teaching Advanced Employment Law.

Glenn has earned Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability (AV® Preeminent), was chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and has been selected by his peers as a Connecticut Super Lawyer and a New England Super Lawyer in the areas of Employment Litigation Defense, Employment & Labor law and Civil Litigation Defense.

Practice Areas:

Employment Law/Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Labor Relations Law and Prevention Practices, Wage and Hour Law, FINRA, Government Regulation Compliance

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2001

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1988

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1986

Connecticut, 1987

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1989

New York, 1993

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1992

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1996

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2000

Massachusetts, 2002

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2002

Louisiana, 1986

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1986

U.S. District Courts, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1987

Education

Wesleyan University, B.A., 1983

Tulane Law School, J.D., 1986


 

Professional Activities

International Association of Defense Counsel, Employment Law Committee

American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section

Past Co-Chair, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Worker Dislocation Subcommittee

Past Chair, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Publications Subcommittee

Connecticut Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section

Community Activities

Judge, Yale Invitational Mock Trial Tournament

Judge, UCONN Law Moot Court Program

Connecticut State University System Foundation, Past Member, Board of Directors

American Red Cross New Haven, Past Member, Board of Directors

New Haven Jewish Federation, Past Member, Board of Directors

New Haven Jewish Home for the Aged, Inc., Past Member, Board of Directors; Past Chair, Human Resource Committee

Significant Case Results

Favorable Jury Verdicts & Trials

  • Johnson v. Denny’s, U.S.D.C., D. Conn. – Title VII
  • Nguyen v. Stanadyne Corp., U.S.D.C., D. Conn. – Title VII
  • Torok v. Bairnco Corp., Conn. Superior Court – Defamation, Tortious Interference with Contract
  • Town of Stratford v. A. Secondino and Son, Inc., Memorandum of Decision and Judgment June 15, 2010, amended July 26, 2010, affirmed, 133 Conn. App. 737 (Feb. 28, 2012), petition for certification denied, SC 110346 (Apr. 12, 2012) - Construction claims
  • Tyszkiewicz v. Aaron Manor, Conn. Superior Court – Wrongful Discharge

Successful Defense Against Attempted Class & Collective Actions

  • Allard v. Post Road Entertainment, 2012 WL 1067680, D.Conn, 2012 – Dismissal of Class Action
  • Galberth v. Briad Restaurant Group, LLC, Conn. Superior Court – Denial of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification
  • Burgos v. Denny’s, U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y. – Wage & Hour (FLSA)

Summary Judgments & Dismissals

  • Asp Milardo Photography, Inc., 573 F. Supp. 2d 677 (D. Conn. 2008) – CUTPA, tortious interference with business relations, misappropriation of trade secrets, computer conversion, unjust enrichment
  • Bennett v. Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 56 Conn. App. 134 (1999) – Affirming dismissal of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim
  • Daigneault v. Consolidated Controls Corp./Eaton Corp. et al., 89 Conn. App. 712, aff’d, 276 Conn. 913 (2005) – Wrongful discharge
  • Egbarin v. American Express Company, 251 F. Supp. 2d 413 (2006) – Summary dismissal of Title VII claims
  • Feemster v. BJ Titan Services Co./Titan Services, Inc., 873 F.2d 91 (5th Cir. 1989) –Affirming summary dismissal of wrongful discharge claim
  • Ferrer v. T.L. Cannon Management Corp., U.S.D.C., D. Conn. (2009 WL 581607) – Summary dismissal of employee’s wrongful discharge claim
  • Finnegan v. Claire’s Stores, Inc., U.S.D.C., W.D. Pa. (2008 WL 4276143) – Summary dismissal of pregnancy discrimination claims
  • Hughes v. T.L. Cannon Management Corp., U.S.D.C., D. Conn. (2007 WL 2217058) – Summary dismissal of Title VII claims
  • Lucco v. Bristol Hospital, U.S.D.C., D. Conn. (Case No. 3:03 CV 2154) – Judgment after trial dismissing all claims under Title VII, ADEA and 42 U.S.C. § 1981
  • Olson v. Accessory Controls & Equipment Corp., 254 Conn.145 (2000) – Wrongful Discharge
  • Shakun v. Temco Building Maintenance, Inc., Conn. Superior Court (2002 WL 31538034) – Wrongful Discharge
  • Steinmetz v. Galina’s Enterprises II, LLC, Conn. Superior Court (2012 WL 6901157) – Summary judgment dismissing wrongful termination and § 31-72 wage claims
  • Vasquez v. Claire’s Accessories, Inc., 392 F. Supp. 2d 342 (D. Conn. 2005) – Summary judgment dismissing gender-based discrimination and retaliation claims
  • Zittoun v. Ratner Companies, LLC, U.S.D.C., D. Conn. (2009 WL 82509) – Summary dismissal of emotional distress claims

Injunctions

  • Hilb, Rogal & Hamilton v. Pawlich, Conn. Superior Court – Temporary Injunction, Employment restrictive covenants
  • Hoffman Fuel Co. of Danbury v. Elliott, 68 Conn. App. 272 (2002) – Affirming grant of injunction
  • Labor Ready, Inc. v. Zambory, Conn. Superior Court – TRO, Temporary Injunction, Employment restrictive covenants
  • New England Insul. Co. v. Intl Ass’n. of Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local 33, U.S.D.C., D. Conn. – Boy’s Market Injunction
  • SNET v. Intl. Ass’n. of Bridge Structural Ornamental Iron Workers Local 424 & Greater New Haven Central Labor Council, Conn. Superior Court – TRO, Mass picketing
  • Source Services, U.S.D.C., D. Conn. – Preliminary Injunction, Employment restrictive covenants  
FINRA Arbitration
  • Abrams v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc., 2000 WL 1298040
  • Bielecki v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc. – NASD Dismissal
  • Erickson v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc., 1999 WL 1257483
  • Lipka v. Alcorn and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. 2011 WL 6596029 – Dismissal of multimillion dollar claims for defamation, wrongful termination, tortious interference with existing and prospective business relationships, violation of Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of equitable and just principles of trade, prima facie tort, negligence, and respondeat superior with $20,850 in fees assessed against Claimant
  • Lundgren v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc., 2000 WL 1278172
  • McGowan v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc., 2000 WL 726349
  • Nawar v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc. – NASD Dismissal

Prejudgment Remedy Defense

  • Mertes v. Milardo Photography, Inc., Conn. Superior Court – Prejudgment Remedy, Wage & Hour

  

Author and Lecturer

  • Author and Program Moderator, National Business Institute, “As Judges See It:  Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation” (2013)
  • Author and Presenter, National Business Institute, “Employment Laws Made Simple” (2012)
  • Author and Lecturer, Law Education Institute, “The ADAAA & GINA: Hot Issues” (2013; 2012)
  • Author and Presenter, “Sexual Harassment Education & Training: A Supervisor’s Guide to Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment” (2012)
  • Author and Presenter, “Workplace Diversity Training” (2012)
  • Author and Presenter, “Hot Topics and Current Trends in Employment Law” (2012; 2011)
  • Author and Presenter, “Worker Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor?  A Program of Education and Prevention” (2012; 2011)
  • Law Talk Radio Guest, WTIC-AM News Talk 1080
  • Author and Lecturer, Law Education Institute, “Workers Compensation, the FMLA and ADA – How to be Proactive in a Confusing Environment” (2011)
  • Associate Editor, ABA, Age Discrimination in Employment Law, Cumulative Supplements
  • Contributing Editor, ABA, The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplements
  • Author, ABA, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey (Connecticut)
  • Contributing Editor, ABA, Tortious Interference in the Employment Context
  • Author, ABA, Federal Labor Standards Legislative Committee, “Developments Under the ADEA” (2001–2010)
  • Author and Lecturer, National Business Institute, “Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices:  Supporting Your Case” (2010)
  • Author and Lecturer, National CLE Conference, “ADA Update” (2010)
  • Author and Lecturer, Connecticut Bar Ass’n, “Employee Free Choice Act:  Effect on an Employer’s Interaction With Its Employees” (2009)
  • Author and Lecturer, National Business Institute, “Winning Your First Civil Trial” (2008, 2009)
  • Author and Lecturer, National Business Institute, “Advanced Employment Law” (2008)
  • Author and Lecturer, Sterling Education Services, Inc., “Fundamentals of Employment Law” (2008)
  • Author and Lecturer, National Business Institute, “Strategies for Finding, Preserving and Using Evidence to Support Your Case” (2008)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law, Moot Court & Trial Advocacy (2006)
  • Author and Presenter, National Business Institute, "Human Resource Policies that Prevent Lawsuits" (2006)
  • Author and Presenter, National Business Institute, "Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions" (2006)
  • Author and Presenter, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee Meeting, “Wondering About WARN, 10 Questions You Never Thought to Ask” (2005)
  • Contributing Author, Connecticut Labor and Employment Law
  • Author and Lecturer, Sterling Education Services, Inc., "Responding to Allegations of Sexual or Racial Harassment" (2005)
  • Author and Seminar Presenter, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, “Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Employers, Employees and Labor Unions in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina” (2005)
  • Author and Presenter, New Haven County Bar Association, “Sex, Lies and Employment Discrimination” (2005)
  • Author and Presenter, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, Employment-Related Restrictive Covenants (2005)
  • Author and Presenter, Connecticut Culinary Institute, Basic Employment Law in Connecticut (2005)
  • Author and Presenter, National Business Institute, “Strategies for Retaining Key Employees and Protecting Confidential Information in Connecticut” (2004)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Hartford, Advanced Employment Law (2003)
  • Author and Lecturer, National Business Institute, “Preventing and Defending Sexual Harassment Claims in Connecticut” (2002)
  • Author and Lecturer, Connecticut Restaurant Association, "How to Survive a Wage and Hour Audit" (2002)
  • Contributing Author and Lecturer, ABA, “Top Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Employment Law” (2000–2001)
  • Author and Lecturer, Connecticut Restaurant Association, “Current Issues In Wage & Hour Law” (2000)
  • Author, Institute for International Research, Personnel Law Update, “How to Avoid the Devastation of Increasing Class Action Lawsuits and Disparate Impact Claims” (1999)
  • Author:  ALI-ABA, The Practical Litigator, Vol. 10, No. 6, “Conducting Sexual Harassment Investigations” (Nov. 1999)
  • Author and Lecturer, National Business Institute, “Basic Wage and Hour Law in Connecticut” (1998, 1999)