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Gabriel J. Jiran


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Gabriel Jiran is Chair of the firm's Employer Defense and Labor Relations Practice Group.

Gabriel practices labor and employment law on behalf of corporations and public employers. He assists employers in addressing the full spectrum of issues associated with the employment relationship. He negotiates collective bargaining agreements, and frequently represents employers before administrative agencies and courts in labor disputes. Gabriel also litigates employment disputes on behalf of employers, including discrimination claims based on age, disability, race, national origin, gender, sexual harassment, and workers' compensation retaliation.

Gabriel is frequently asked to speak and write on labor and employment matters on both a local and national level. He has spoken at conferences for the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association, the International Personnel Management Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. He also served as a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut School of Business MBA program. He has had several articles and books published, including the Model Employee Handbook for Nonprofits, and his review of federal labor decisions was published for years as a part of the Connecticut Bar Association’s annual meeting.

Gabriel is Former Chair of the firm's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and actively promotes diversity both within and outside of the firm. As Former President and current member of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity ("LCD") Gabriel has participated in many of its programs, including serving as a mentor to minority law students through LCD's mentorship program.


  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers: Labor & Employment (2014-2018)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Employment Law, Labor Law (2013-2019)
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" (2018): Best Lawyers Hartford Region Employment Law
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Employment & Labor (2014-2018)
  • 40 Under Forty, Hartford Business Journal (2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Labor and Employment Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section; Member, Annual Review Committee
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • International Personnel Management Association
  • Connecticut Public Employer Labor Relations Association
  • Labor Employment Relations Association
  • Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity: Former President (2016-2017); Vice President/President-Elect (2014-2015)

Community Involvement

  • Hartford Extended Area Triathletes, Inc.: Founder 
  • Leadership Greater Hartford, Quest Class 2007
  • Camp Courant, Board of Directors
  • American School for the Deaf: Corporator


October 25, 2018  CLE Event: 2018 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar
September 12, 2018  CLE Event: Webinar: Employment Contracts and Non-Competes
May 4, 2018  CLE Event: Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2018 Public Sector Legal Update
November 2, 2017  CLE Event: 2017 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar
May 19, 2017  2017 Annual Conference of the Connecticut Association of School Personnel Administrators (CASPA)
March 10, 2017  CLE Event: Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2017 Public Sector Legal Update
February 28, 2017  CLE Event: Webinar: Legal Guide to Hiring the Right Employee the Right Way
October 27, 2016  2016 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar
October 24-15, 2016  The Connection's 2016 Conference
March 17, 2016  Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2016 Public Sector Legal Update
January 20, 2016  Gabe Jiran Moderating Connecticut Health Council Program
October 23, 2015  2015 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar
July 22, 2015  The ADA at 25: A Celebration
June 11, 2015  Staffing Management Association: Employment Law Update
June 7 - 9, 2015  2015 ASHHRA Region 1 Conference
April 8, 2015  "Gotta Have Faith?" - Religion and the Workplace
March 19, 2015  Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2015 Public Sector Legal Update
October 31, 2014  2014 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar
May 22, 2014  Webinar: Effective Tools or Unenforceable Traps? How and When to Use Employment Contracts and Non-Competes
March 26, 2014  Webinar: The Virtual Workforce: A Reality Check for Employers Dealing with Telecommuting Employees

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  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1996, with honors

  • Miami University, B.S., 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
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