|University ||Colorado College, B.A., 1985|
|Law School||University of Connecticut, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991|
|Admitted||1991, Connecticut; 1992, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2006, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit|
Bar & Professional Association Memberships
•American Bar Association
•Connecticut Bar Association
Beverly W. Garofalo is Office Managing Shareholder of the Hartford office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Garofalo received her undergraduate degree from The Colorado College in 1985, and graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law, magna cum laude, in 1991. Following graduation, Ms. Garofalo was a law clerk to the Hon. Chief Justice Ellen Ash Peters of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Ms. Garofalo has substantial experience representing employers in court and before administrative agencies and regularly counsels employers on a wide range of employment issues, including sexual harassment; discrimination; accommodating disabled employees; family and medical leave laws; wage and hour laws; hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; downsizing and reductions-in-force; independent contractor, employment, non-competition and confidentiality agreements; mergers and acquisitions; and outsourcing. In 2012, Ms. Garofalo prevailed in a federal court jury trial in a case involving claims of pregnancy discrimination.
Ms. Garofalo speaks and writes extensively on current labor and employment law issues. She also conducts management training on all topics including harassment prevention, workplace privacy, effective management, and equal employment opportunity law.
Ms. Garofalo was recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers with the distinction of being named the 2014 Lawyer of the Year - Employment Law - Management in the State of Connecticut. For the years 2007 through 2014, Ms. Garofalo has been recognized by Chambers USA Guide as a “Leader in Her Field” (Band 1, Labor and Employment Attorneys in Connecticut) and was named to the list of finalists for Employment Attorney of the Year for 2012 by Chambers USA Women in the Law. She was also recognized in 2014 Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Recognized by 2010 Chambers USA Guide, Band 1, Labor & Employment Attorneys in Connecticut
• Named in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 Reference Guide
• Named as a 2008 New England Super Lawyer
• 2010 Connecticut and New England Super Lawyer
• Top 25 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers 2010
• Top 50 Women New England Super Lawyers 2009
•Selected for inclusion in 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers
“Striking a Blow Against Identity Theft”
Connecticut Law Tribute (October 2008)
Employee Reassignment Under the ADA
The Corporate Counselor 22.12 (May 2008) [Author]
Is Your General Release Enforceable?
The Corporate Counselor 20.5 (Oct 2005) [Author]
Downsizing in the New Economy - Issues to Consider to Avoid a Layoff Backlash
The Corporate Counselor (Feb 2001) [Co-Author]
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