We are pleased to announce the addition of Melinda B. Kaufmann to the firm’s Labor, Employment Law & Employee Benefits Department. Ms. Kaufmann practices in the areas of labor and employment and education law. She advises boards of education on all aspects of their operations, including special education, bullying whistleblowing claims, Freedom of Information Act requests, Title IX, Family Medical Leave Act and wrongful terminations.
She represents boards of education before state and federal agencies and before the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights on claims of disability and race/national origin discrimination.
“The addition of Melinda to our team reflects our ongoing strategy to expand our Education Law and Labor and Employment practices,” said Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds, chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits practice.
Ms. Kaufmann received a B.S. from the University of Albany, an M.S. in Special Education from the College of St. Rose, and a J.D. from the William and Mary School of Law. Most recently she has been an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Hartford. She will be based in our Hartford office serving clients across Connecticut.