Stephen P. Rosenberg advises and represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in a variety of matters, including:

  • Trade secret law, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants
  • Employment discrimination
  • ERISA disability benefits litigation
  • Independent contractor classification

Additionally, Steve has written and spoken to employer groups about managing the risks and benefits of social networking for the workplace.  

Steve recently returned to private practice after serving as a staff attorney to the Connecticut Department of Labor.  At the labor department, he advised and supported the Employment Security Board of Review, an administrative entity which reviews unemployment appeals and independent contractor classification cases under the Connecticut Unemployment Compensation Act. 

Earlier in his career, Steve served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joette Katz of the Connecticut Supreme Court, and as a judicial extern to the Honorable Janet Bond Arterton of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.  In law school, he was an executive editor of the Connecticut Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Section

Connecticut Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Vice-Chair

Young Lawyers Section

Connecticut Bar Association

2009 and 2010


Public Service Committee

New Haven County Bar Association

2009 and 2010


New Haven Inn of Court


Member, Board of Directors

Friends of New Haven Legal Assistance Association



Leadership Greater New Haven

Chamber of Commerce

2006 and 2007


Named, New Leaders in the Law

Connecticut Law Tribune


Named, Rising Star**


Super Lawyers

2010-2012 and 2014

Recipient, Public Service Award

New Haven County Bar Association


Named, Forty Under 40

New Haven Business Times


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

News, Analysis & Press

Impact of Defend Trade Secrets Act in Connecticut

Connecticut Law Tribune

July 25, 2016

A Broader Definition of ‘Employee’: State Supreme Court and Legislature Weigh In on Wages and Records

Special Section: Employment & Immigration Law - Connecticut Law Tribune

January 5, 2010

Facing Up to Facebook: Social Networking Sites and the Workplace

Connecticut Lawyer

Vol. 19, No. 8

April 2009

Pandemic Preparation for the Workplace

Connecticut Lawyer

January 2, 2009

Pandemic Preparation for the Workplace

Connecticut Lawyer

Vol. 19, No. 5

December 2008 / January 2009

Winning Permission to Keep Commission: Court Says Unearned ‘Advance’ Doesn’t Have To Be Repaid

Special Section: Employment & Immigration Law - Connecticut Law Tribune

July 28, 2008

Speaking Engagements

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

New Haven, CT

November 7, 2013

Employment Law 101

Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, CT

September 27, 2010

The Impact of Social Networking on HR: Policies and Legal Implications

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Human Resource Council, New Haven, CT

October 23, 2009


  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 2003With Honors
  • B.A., Vassar College, 1996

Bar Admission

New York


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