Kyle A. McClain, Associate
Kyle A. McClain is an associate in the Hartford office of Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck, P.C., where he practices labor and employment law, exclusively representing the interests of management. He advises both public and private sector clients on a full range of workplace and employment law issues including hiring, discipline, investigations, termination, employee relations and benefits, wage and hour matters, compliance with state and federal laws, and internal policies and procedures. In the area of labor his practice includes collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration including grievance arbitration and unfair labor practice complaints.
Much of Attorney McClain’s practice is dedicated to education law, advising schools and boards of education on both traditional labor and employment law issues as well education-specific topics including student expulsions, residency determinations, student records, teacher discipline and termination under the Teacher Tenure Act, compliance with state and federal laws, and special education matters. Attorney McClain’s public and private practices include the representation of businesses, municipalities, and boards of educations before state courts as well administrative proceedings including special education due process hearings and those before the Freedom of Information Commission, State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, State Board of Labor Relations, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Employment Security Appeals Division, and Workers’ Compensation Commission. Attorney McClain has been named to the Connecticut Rising Stars list by Connecticut Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Prior to joining Siegel O’Connor, Attorney McClain served as a judicial law clerk to the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court in Hartford. Attorney McClain's earliest legal experience came at Boston College Law School, where he represented non-profit and small business entrepreneurs as part of its Community Enterprise Clinic, and worked in the litigation department of a downtown Boston law firm.
Education Law, Employment Law/Litigation, Labor Relations Law and Prevention Practices, Government Regulation Compliance, Wage and Hour Law
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2013
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2016
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2016
University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.S., summa cum laude, 2006
Boston College Law School, J.D., 2009
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Labor & Employment Law Committee Chair 2016-2017
Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee Member 2016-2017
Connecticut Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Executive Committee Member 2016-2017
Hartford County Bar Association
Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Downtown YMCA (Hartford), Board of Advisors
Connecticut Industrial Ski Council, Vice President and Director
Sundown Ski Team, Head Coach
Tri-State Alpine Ski Racing Association, Connecticut Regional Chair and Director
Connecticut Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, Adult Volunteer
Author and Lecturer
Seminar: Kyle A. McClain, Ready, Set, Action! Video Recording Systems and Body Cameras in Schools. What You Need to Know and Action You May Want to Take, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), Legal Issues Workshop 2016, October 13, 2016.
Seminar: Nicholas J. Grello & Kyle A. McClain, Contract Negotiations for School Business Officials, Connecticut Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), Mentorship Academy, May 6, 2016.
Seminar: Nicholas J. Grello & Kyle A. McClain, Building Civic Synergy: Working With Municipal Officials to Achieve a Common Goal, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) / Connecticut Association of School Superintendents (CAPSS), 2014 CABE/CAPSS Convention, November 14, 2014.
Edward F. “Bud” O’Donnell, Jr. & Kyle A. McClain, Common Misconceptions Infect Sick Leave Law, Conn. L. Trib., Oct. 31, 2011, at 19.
Seminar: Edward F. “Bud” O’Donnell, Jr. & Kyle A. McClain, The Paid Sick Leave Act: What Employers Need to Know, Connecticut Restaurant Association, October 3-4, 2011.
Glenn A. Duhl & Kyle A. McClain, The National Labor Relations Board’s Approach to Social Networking, Conn. B. Ass’n Lab. & Emp. L. Sec. Q., Summer 2011, at 11.
Seminar: Kyle A. McClain & Ryan A. O’Donnell, What A Difference a Year Makes: 2010 Employment Law Update, Northeast Connecticut Human Resources Association, August 17, 2011.
Contributing Editor: Brian M. Malsberger, Trade Secrets A State-by-State Survey (4th ed. 2011).
Contributing Editor: Brian M. Malsberger, Covenants Not to Compete A State-by-State Survey (7th ed. 2011).
Contributing Editor: Brian M. Malsberger, Tortious Interference in the Employment Context A State-by-State Survey (3rd ed. 2011).
Contributing Editor: Brian M. Malsberger, Employee Duty of Loyalty A State-by-State Survey (4th ed. 2011).