Margaret (Peggy) J. Strange is a Shareholder in the Hartford, Connecticut, 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, strategy and alternative billing arrangements.
She also has an active litigation practice that covers the spectrum of employment litigation, including state and federal claims. 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 clients needs.
Honors and Recognitions
•Selected by clients as a “Client Service All-Star” in the BTI Consulting Group's 2011 and 2014 surveys. 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.
•The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment Law (2013-2014)
•National Diversity Council, one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Connecticut” (2012) Margaret J.
• 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)
March 4, 2013
International Women's Day
March 4, 2013
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking...
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WHITE PLAINS, NY (February 6, 2014) - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Shareholders Stephanie M. Cerasano, Jane M. McFetridge and Margaret (Peggy) J. Strange have been chosen by clients as “Client Service All-Stars” in the BTI...
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WHITE PLAINS, NY (December 18, 2013) - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce the firm elevated six women to the role of Managing or Resident Shareholder in 2013: Tammy L. Baker (Birmingham); Kathleen R. Barrow (Rapid City); Karen E. Griffin (Dallas); Gina K...