Alexander Friedman

Alexander Friedman


Alexander Friedman


  • Overview


    Alexander Friedman is a member of the firm's Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group. He represents employers in labor and employment matters. Alex counsels private sector employers in all areas of employment law. He also defends employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies.

    Employment and Labor Relations Counseling

    Alex counsels employers and human resource professionals regarding compliance with a variety of employment laws and litigation avoidance. This includes discrimination/harassment/hostile work environment issues under Title VII and equivalent state and local laws, employee discipline, wage and hour laws and regulations, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave and related leave laws, employment and independent contractor agreements, individual terminations, and reductions in force. He also negotiates, drafts, and reviews employment and severance/separation agreements as well as restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. Alex also drafts, reviews, and revises employee handbooks and personnel policies. He also provides labor relations/union avoidance advice and counsel to help employers maintain a union-free environment and avoid unfair labor practice charges.

    Courtroom Litigation and Administrative Agency Proceedings

    Alex defends employers in a wide range of labor and employment litigation including discrimination/harassment/hostile work environment, wage and hour, restrictive covenant, and other issues. He represents clients in both federal and state courts. He has also represented clients in administrative proceedings before such agencies as the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the New York Division of Human Rights.

    Prior to joining Robinson & Cole, Alex practiced at a boutique management-side labor and employment firm and at a law firm in Philadelphia. At the start of his career, Alex was a legal fellow at a legal aid organization in New Jersey.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Secured complete dismissal of charges against client employer in multiple discrimination investigations by administrative agency.*

      • Secured substantial reduction of owed back pay and prevented imposition of liquidated damages/fines in multiple wage and hour investigations (state and federal).*

      • Contributed to brief in support of Order to Show Cause seeking temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in restrictive covenant litigation which resulted in Court order granting preliminary injunction prohibiting solicitation of client customers by opposing parties.*

      • Second chair for portion of high profile, newsworthy, potentially precedent-setting National Labor Relations Board proceeding defending franchisees of Fortune 150 corporation against unfair labor practice and joint employer allegations.*

      • *Attorney Friedman was counsel in these representative transactions prior to joining Robinson+Cole.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Dartmouth Lawyers Association
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Connecticut Young Professionals
      Board Member

      Dartmouth Club of New York

      Hun School of Princeton Young Alumni Association

      Dartmouth Club of Fairfield County
      Alumni Interviewer
    • Presentations


      "Connecticut's Paid Family and Medical Leave Act: Today & Tomorrow," co-presented with Natale V. Di Natale (10/15/2019)
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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "Remember the Duty to Bargain When Planning Coronavirus Response!" co-authored with Emily A. Zaklukiewicz, Matthew T. Miklave and Natale V. Di Natale (3/30/20)

      "Time’s Up for Connecticut Companies: Employers Must Comply with Significantly Expanded Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements" co-authored with Abby M. Warren and Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson (10/1/2019)

      "Major Shift in Connecticut’s Leave Landscape: What Employers Need to Know About the New Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Law" co-authored with Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Rachel V. Kushel and Abby M. Warren (July 2019)