, a partner in the firm’s Hartford office, has been named one of the Top 20 Attorneys in Traditional Labor & Employment Law in Lawdragon’s Guide to World Class Employment Lawyers. This is the second straight year Clemow has been recognized by Lawdragon as a top employment attorney; in 2011, he was selected as one of the 100 most powerful corporate employment attorneys in America.
Clemow is the only Connecticut attorney to receive this distinction, which is based on scope of experience as well as outstanding evaluations by clients and peers. Clemow represents public and private employers in labor relations and employment law matters. Throughout his 42-year career, he has assisted clients with a variety of HR issues such as employment agreements, labor negotiations and arbitration. He has also handled related administrative and judicial proceedings, including cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court and federal appeals courts.
Clemow’s notable achievements include: representation of the West Hartford Board of Education in the landmark case that established the parameters for teacher collective bargaining in Connecticut; handling all labor relations aspects of the establishment of a regional healthcare system that included a proposed public-private partnership in which public employees would be managed by a private entity; negotiation of a management contract with a for-profit education company on behalf of the Hartford Board of Education, which was the first municipality in the nation to hire a company to help manage its entire public school district; and representation of the State of Connecticut in collective bargaining negotiations with various state employee unions, including interest arbitration over domestic partner health insurance benefits for 50,000 state employees.
Clemow is a former Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law section, and is a frequent speaker on employment-related topics before business and professional groups. He has taught various courses in labor relations and employment law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.