Margaret (Peggy) J. Strange is a Shareholder in the Hartford office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is also the firm's National Client Practice Leader.
Ms. Strange joined Jackson Lewis in 1996. She has a broad area of practice and experience within the firm. Ms. Strange manages national, regional and local client relationships, looking for new and innovative ways to add value and build strategic partnerships with clients with a focus on predictability, efficiency and alternative billing arrangements.
She also has an active litigation practice that covers the spectrum of employment litigation, including state and federal claims, and individual and class action suits. Her experience includes both suits by private parties and by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She has handled cases involving claims of race, age, disability, and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour. She has successfully tried cases in state and federal court and prevailed in appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Connecticut Appellate Court.
Ms. Strange also routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices including employment contracts, releases, employee handbooks and internal policies and practices. She provides counsel on preventive strategies for employers located around the country. She advises management on personnel matters such as hiring, firing, performance management, internal investigations, and disability accommodation.
Ms. Strange also conducts extensive management training on a variety of topics, including harassment prevention, workplace privacy, effective management, and equal employment opportunity law. Using role playing and recent case law, she develops management training programs tailored to the client's needs.
Ms. Strange was chosen by clients as a “Client Service All-Star” in the BTI Consulting Group's 2011 and 2014 survey. The survey identifies lawyers who demonstrate exceptional legal skills and client focus, deliver outstanding results and superior value, and understand, and share a commitment to achieving, their clients' business and legal objectives. In 2012, Ms. Strange was named one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Connecticut” by the National Diversity Council. Ms. Strange was also named one of the “Leaders in Their Field” in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Chambers USA Legal Guide. Ms. Strange was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and selected in the 2014 edition in the specialty of Litigation- Labor and Employment Law. She has also been named a New England Super Lawyer every year since 2007. She received her undergraduate degree from Curry College (magna cum laude) in 1985 and graduated from Suffolk University Law School (cum laude) in 1990.
“Systemic Gender Discrimination Claims on the Rise”
Connecticut Law Tribune (January 2011)
“Using Social Media To Screen Job Candidates”
Connecticut Law Tribune (July 2010)
Big Brother Blues: Privacy in the Infotech Age
Connecticut Law Tribune (May 2000) Not All Employers Can Scream Disability Foul
Connecticut Law Tribune - Forum (July 1999) [Author]
The Increasing Importance of Supervisory Training
Personnel Law Update - COEM (November 1997) [Co-Author]
The Hartford Courant - Northeast Section (August 31, 1997) [Author]
Employer's Update: Mental Disabilities
Middlesex Business Review (August 1997) [Author]