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Shipman & Goodwin Names Gabriel J. Jiran as Partner

January 1, 2007

Shipman & Goodwin has named Labor and Employment attorney Gabriel J. Jiran as a partner of the firm. This announcement serves to strengthen an already solid practice as Shipman & Goodwin has a national reputation in labor relations and employment law, representing management.

Mr. Jiran practices both traditional labor law and employment litigation on behalf of corporations and public employers. He has experience in all aspects of labor relations including negotiating collective bargaining agreements, counseling employers on labor relations issues, and representing employers before administrative agencies and courts in labor disputes.

In addition to his labor practice, Mr. Jiran represents employers in state and federal courts on a variety of employment litigation issues, including claims of age, disability, race, national origin, and gender discrimination. He also litigates claims of sexual harassment and workers' compensation retaliation.

Mr. Jiran previously served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio where he litigated labor and employment cases on behalf of the State. He also served as the Chief Legal Counsel for the Ohio Office of Collective Bargaining where he negotiated labor agreements and participated in mediations and arbitrations on behalf of the State of Ohio.

Mr. Jiran is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Colorado and Ohio. He is a member of the American, Connecticut (Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section) and Hartford County Bar Associations. He is also a member of the International Personnel Management Association, the Connecticut Public Employer Labor Relations Association, the Labor Employment Relations Association, and the Lawyers' Collaborative for Diversity, as well as the firm’s own Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

Mr. Jiran graduated from Miami University (B.S.) and University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., with honors).

He is a resident of West Hartford, Conn.

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