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Daniel Schwartz Selected as Chair of CT Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program

May 14, 2018

Shipman & Goodwin attorney Daniel A. Schwartz has been selected by the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) to serve as Chair of the James W. Cooper Fellows Program. The James W. Cooper Fellows serve CBF’s goal of promoting equal access to justice in Connecticut by sponsoring programs and projects that address matters concerning the legal profession, the administration of justice, and the role of law in society.

Mr. Schwartz is a Sustaining Life Fellow and has been active for many years with both CBF and the Fellows Program. Most recently, he served as Vice Chair of the Fellows Program and Chair of its Education and Program Committee. Fellows are Connecticut attorneys, judges and teachers of law who demonstrate superior legal ability and devotion to the welfare of the community, state and nation, as well as to the advancement of the legal profession.

As a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice, Mr. Schwartz counsels employers and represents them in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies in matters related to employment discrimination, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, retaliation and whistle blowing, wage and hour issues, reductions in force, employee investigations, hiring and termination, employment handbooks and policies, and family and medical leave. In addition, he represents companies in disputes related to contracts and has extensive trial and litigation experience in a variety of areas. Mr. Schwartz is the author of the independent Connecticut Employment Law Blog, where he provides concise analysis of new and noteworthy events in labor and employment law. He is also a frequent presenter on a wide range of employment law and commercial litigation topics, and has been interviewed by newspapers, radio and television programs and legal blogs on employment law topics.

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