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Ms. Cini regularly defends clients in employment-related litigation, including whistleblower claims, general retaliation matters, employment discrimination and harassment claims and ADA and FMLA litigation in all forums ranging from trial courts to administrative agencies to the state and federal appellate courts. Ms. Cini has extensive experience in every phase of litigation, from discovery to trial to appeal.
Ms. Cini also advises clients on corporate restructuring programs, including plant closings, mass layoffs, and other reductions in force; compliance issues; executive compensation and employment agreements; litigation avoidance; and limiting legal exposure in all aspects of employee management, from hiring to termination. She provides advice to corporate clients regarding the employment implications of proposed mergers and acquisitions. She is a frequent speaker at client seminars and performs on-site training at client sites on a regular basis.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Cini held the appointed position of General Counsel to (then) State Comptroller (now Lieutenant Governor) Nancy Wyman, a role in which she oversaw employment and legislative issues for the Comptroller's agency as well as played an active role in the Comptroller's successful campaign for re-election.
Honors and Recognitions
•Connecticut Super Lawyers 2018
•Legal 500 U.S.
• Defending Claims of Retaliatory Discipline, Connecticut Law Tribune (April 2004) [Co-Author]
• Step-by-Step Guide to Paid Sick Leave, Hartford Business Journal (December 19, 2011)
• Paid Sick Leave: A Law of Unintended Consequences, Connecticut Law Tribune (October 31, 2011)
•“Gaudio v. Griffin Health Services Ten Years Later: Why Do Claims Based on Employee Handbook Policies Continue to Thrive?” Connecticut Law Tribune (July 2009) [Co-Author]
In the News
August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...
May 3, 2018
Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018
WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.The firm...
August 15, 2017
Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...
December 30, 2016
Connecticut ‘Ban the Box’ Law Effective January 1
Connecticut is the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide legislation prohibiting employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s criminal history at the onset of the employment process, except under certain circumstances.Governor Dannel Malloy signed “An Act Concerning Fair Chance Employment,”...
June 7, 2016
Connecticut Joins Ban the Box Movement
Connecticut has joined the “Ban the Box” movement, becoming the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide legislation prohibiting employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s criminal history on job applications, except under certain circumstances.Governor Dannel Malloy signed “An Act...
May 6, 2016
Vermont Governor Signs Ban the Box Legislation; Connecticut Governor Expected to Sign Such Law
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has made the Green Mountain State the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation. Connecticut may soon follow, once Governor Dannel Malloy signs legislation passed by the state legislature on May 4, 2016.The laws restrict employers in the states from...
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