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Paula N. Anthony focuses her practice on employment litigation matters in state and federal courts, as well as administrative charges before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Connecticut Department of Labor. She regularly provides advice and counsel to employers on a wide variety of personnel and employment matters at all stages of the employment process, including:

  • Discrimination and retaliation claims
  • Discipline and termination issues
  • Leaves of absence
  • Workplace accommodations
  • Wage and hour matters
  • Employee handbooks and policies

She has considerable experience conducting workplace investigations. Paula is also a regular presenter on labor and employment topics to various professional and business groups. Prior to joining Littler, she was a partner in the labor and employment practice group of a Connecticut law firm. Paula gained extensive public sector legal experience serving as the Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Waterbury, Connecticut, where in addition to managing Waterbury’s labor and employment matters, she advised the city on various municipal issues.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Connecticut Bar Association


New York Bar Association


American Bar Association


New Haven County Bar Association

Executive Committee Member and Former Chair

Labor & Employment Section

Connecticut Bar Association


New Haven Inn of Court

Board Member

Human Resource Leadership Association


Shelton Historical Society


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®*


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Speaking Engagements

Handbook Policies: Essential Changes and Updates

CBIA Human Resources Conference

February 28, 2024

2023 Tri-State Regional Employer Conference

New York, NY

June 20, 2023

Mid-Year Employment Law Update

HRLA, Norwich, CT

May 25, 2023

Untangling Federal FMLA, CT FMLA, and CT Paid Leave

Connecticut Bar Association Labor and Employment Symposium

March 30, 2023

FMLA Issues in the Workplace - New and Existing Connecticut Law

Connecticut Business & Industry Association Human Resources Conference

March 21, 2023

2022 New England Regional Employer Conference

Boston, MA

November 15, 2022


  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1989
  • B.A., Pace University, 1986magna cum laude

Bar Admission

New York


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