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CHRISTOPHER L. BRIGHAM is a shareholder at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy P.C., and chairman of the employment practices group. Mr. Brigham focuses his practice on representing and counseling schools and businesses with respect to workplace and employment law issues. He defends clients in a wide variety of employment claims in both federal and state court. Mr. Brigham also represents and counsels clients on matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Department of Labor, and the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Mr. Brigham counsels clients about issues facing employers during all stages of the employment relationship and conducts human resource audits to ensure compliance with the most recent state and federal laws. He also conducts internal investigations involving all forms of workplace disputes and claims of discrimination, sexual misconduct and/or harassment. Mr. Brigham also conducts Title IX investigations at the college and university level. He earned his B.A. degree from Middlebury College and his J.D. degree from Vermont Law School.
BRITT-MARIE K. COLE-JOHNSON is a labor and employment attorney in the Hartford office of Robinson & Cole LLP. She focuses her practice on private sector labor and employment law and counsels employers in all areas of employment law, including discharge and discrimination issues, personnel policies and handbooks, affirmative action compliance, employee discipline, wage and hour issues, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, employment contracts, severance and separation agreements, individual terminations, and reductions in force. She represents employers in claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, workers’ compensation retaliation, and other labor and employment disputes and litigation, including affirmative action compliance reviews. She earned her B.A. degree at Emory University and her J.D. degree at Emory University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the Human Resources Association of Central Connecticut. She serves as chair of the Board of Directors of YWCA Hartford Region and as a member of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Scholarship Committee.
GLENN A. DUHL is a shareholder in Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello, P.C., representing management in employment law and litigation. He is an aggressive, experienced litigator who zealously represents his clients in trials before federal and state court judges, juries, administrative and arbitration proceedings. Representative matters include breach of contract, wrongful termination, discrimination, defamation, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, harassment and class action defense. Mr. Duhl also advises clients on litigation-avoidance strategies and techniques in complex and highly sensitive disputes. He earned Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability (AVA® Preeminent); was chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; selected by his peers as a Connecticut and New England Super Lawyer in the areas of employment litigation defense, employment & labor law and civil litigation defense; and earned an Avvo rating of 10.0 out of 10.0. For the following ABA - Bloomberg/BNA publications, Mr. Duhl is the Connecticut chapter author of Wage and Hour Laws - A State-by-State Survey, associate editor of Age Discrimination in Employment Law, contributing author of The Fair Labor Standards Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, and Tortious Interference in the Employment Context. Mr. Duhl frequently speaks on various employment law and litigation topics. He previously served as an adjunct professor in moot court and trial advocacy at UCONN Law School, and taught advanced employment law at the University of Hartford. Mr. Duhl is licensed in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Louisiana. He earned his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and his J.D. degree from Tulane Law School.