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Attorney Brian Clemow Named a Top Employment Attorney in America

June 17, 2011

Attorney Brian Clemow, a Partner in the Hartford office of Shipman & Goodwin LLP, has been selected as one of the 100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Attorneys in America by Lawdragon in conjunction with Human Resource Executive.

A key selection criteria for the Top Employment Lawyers honor is outstanding recommendations from clients and peers. Atty. Clemow represents public and private employers in labor relations, personnel problems and other employment law matters. Throughout his 41-year career, he has assisted clients with a wide variety of HR issues, such as employment agreements, labor negotiations, arbitration, related administrative and judicial proceedings, including cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court and federal appeals courts. His 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, and handling all labor relations aspects of the establishment of a regional healthcare system, including negotiations over a proposed public-private partnership in which public employees would be managed by a private entity.

Atty. Clemow is the former Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Hartford County Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker on employment-related topics before business and professional groups. In addition, 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.

Atty. Clemow can be reached at (860) 251-5711 or


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