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Of Counsel - Brian  Clemow

Brian Clemow

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Brian Clemow represents public and private employers in labor relations, personnel problems and other employment law matters. His clients include health care entities, educational institutions, manufacturers, financial services, state and local governments, and non-profit organizations. He also counsels CEOs and other senior executives regarding employment contracts and other employment-related agreements. Brian has taught various courses in labor relations and employment law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and served two terms as Chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a frequent speaker on employment-related topics at programs sponsored by business and professional groups.

Brian is the only Connecticut labor lawyer representing management who is listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America.


  • AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers: Employment: Mainly Defendant (2002-2006); Labor & Employment (2007-2020)
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Employment & Labor (2006-2020)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management (1983-2012, 2014-2021)
  • Inductee, Most Powerful Employment Attorneys Hall of Fame (Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive) (2016)
  • Selected as one of the "Top 20 Lawyers in Traditional Labor & Employment Law" (Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive) (2012, 2014)
  • Selected as one of the "Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" (Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive) (2013)
  • Selected as one of the "Top 100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Attorneys in America" (Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive) (2011)
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation: James W. Cooper Fellow

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Former Chair, Labor and Employment Section
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • AAA Advisory Council for Connecticut
  • Connecticut School Attorneys Council: Former President
  • Labor and Employee Relations Association: Steering Committee

Community Involvement

  • Hartford Hospital: Corporator and Co-Chair, Annual Fund
  • Harvard-Yale Regatta Committee
  • American Red Cross, Charter Oak Chapter: Former Chair
  • American School for the Deaf: Former President
  • Duncaster Foundation: Board of Directors

Higher Education Labor Relations

Represent a nationally ranked college in Hartford in its labor relations matters with its buildings and grounds bargaining unit, including negotiations over outsourcing service work to an outside contractor.

Creation of a Public/Private Partnership

Represented a major private hospital group in labor and employment aspects of discussions with a public hospital over the creation of a public/private partnership to manage a new hospital, with public employees and private management.


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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1969, cum laude
  • Harvard College, B.A., 1966, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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