Overview

Lori B. Alexander has extensive experience representing companies throughout Connecticut in a range of labor and employment matters, including:

  • Complex employment litigation
  • Discrimination claims
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Retaliation cases
  • Labor arbitrations
  • Administrative charges
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act benefits litigation
  • Employment arbitrations
  • Other disputes between employers and employees

She represents clients in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Connecticut Department of Labor in matters involving:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Fair Employment Practices Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • State and federal common law

Lori also regularly advises employers on matters such as:

  • Reviewing and developing internal policies and procedures
  • Developing and presenting training related to sexual harassment and other human resource issues, including 'train the trainer'
  • Hiring and firing decisions
  • Employee benefits
  • A variety of investigations including those involving claims of discrimination

Her clients include telecommunications, insurance, and manufacturing companies; retailers and banks, among others. Lori is one of three founding members of Littler Mendelson's New Haven office.

Before joining Littler, Lori was a partner at a general practice firm in New Haven. In law school, she was an editor of the Connecticut Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Former President

New Haven County Bar Association

Member

Connecticut Bar Foundation

Member

Labor and Employment and Federal Practice sections

Connecticut Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©*

2013-2020

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2007-2019

Named, Super Lawyer**

Connecticut

Super Lawyers

2012 and 2014

Recipient, 20 Noteworthy Women

New Haven Business Times

2002

  * For information about the standards for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, please see http://www.bestlawyers.com/about/MethodologyCT.aspx.
** For information about the standards for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers, please see http://www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html.

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

2017 New England Employer Conference

Boston, MA

October 27, 2017
What Does a Trump Administration Mean for Employers?

New Haven, CT

March 29, 2017
Ready or Not…Changes to the White Collar Regulations Expected in 2016: What Should Employers Do Now?

New Haven, CT

April 7, 2016
Ready or Not…Changes to the White Collar Regulations Expected in 2016: What Should Employers Do Now?

New Haven, CT

April 5, 2016
2015 Tri-State Employer Conference

New York, NY

November 5, 2015
Next Steps In The Wake Of The Companionship Exemption Decision: What Should Home Care Employers Do Now?

New Haven, CT

April 2, 2015
Employee Records 101: What Every Business Manager, Owner, and HR Representative Needs to Know

New Haven, CT

November 7, 2013
Social Media and Off-Duty Conduct: What Employers Need to Know

New Haven, CT

September 15, 2011

Litigating Claims in Troubled Economic Times - How to Keep Your Company from Becoming a Statistic: The Latest Trends in Employment Disputes

Human Resources Conference - Connecticut Business and Industry Association and Society for Human Resource Management, CT

May 13, 2010

The Wage and Hour Class Action Flood: Strategies for Stemming the Tide

Association of Corporate Counsel, Western/Southern Connecticut Chapter

April 7, 2009
Managing Employees With Medical Conditions: Navigating Through the New ADA amendments, FMLA, and State Disability and Leave Laws

New Haven, CT

December 3, 2008

Education

  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 1990With Honors
  • M.A., New York University, 1985
  • B.S., Dartmouth College, 1978magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

Connecticut

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut