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Brendan N. Gooley

Brendan N. Gooley

Associate

Overview

Brendan counsels and defends independent schools and colleges and universities in an array of matters, including student injuries and student discipline, with a particular focus on Title IX and FERPA issues. Brendan regularly advises schools regarding processes for disciplining students and defends schools in Title IX and breach of contract cases brought by students challenging discipline imposed on them. He has also defended schools in student injury cases ranging from wrongful death claims to slip and falls.

Brendan also advises employers on a wide array of employment matters, including various claims of employment discrimination and sexual harassment under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA). When those claims result in litigation, Brendan defends employers in all stages of litigation, including proceedings before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) and in court. Brendan is an editor of the Connecticut Employment Law Letter and regularly writes articles regarding new developments relevant to Connecticut employers.

Brendan also advises insurers on coverage matters and is a frequent contributor to Reinsurance Focus, where he writes about reinsurance and arbitration developments.

As a former law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Connecticut Supreme Court, Brendan also brings the experience gained from his clerkships to all aspects of his practice, including the appellate matters he handles.

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Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Education Law, Insurance Law, Labor and Employment Law – Employee, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment (2021–2022)

Credentials

Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., high honors, 2015)
    • Managing Editor, Connecticut Law Review
    • Connecticut Moot Court Board
  • University of Connecticut (B.A., summa cum laude, 2012)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Clerkships
  • Hon. Andrew J. McDonald, Connecticut Supreme Court
  • Hon. Christopher F. Droney, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Background

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Christopher F. Droney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2017)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. McDonald, Connecticut Supreme Court (2015–
    2016)

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