Ian T. Clarke-Fisher


  • Overview


    Ian T. Clarke-Fisher is a member of the Labor and Employment Group, where he handles employment litigation matters and counsels clients on various employment matters, including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, contracts, layoffs, and employee compensation. Mr. Clarke-Fisher regularly represents businesses, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local employers, in complex litigation, including collective and class actions, and administrative proceedings, including claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division on Human Rights. In addition to his employment practice, Mr. Clarke-Fisher also focuses on commercial litigation and early dispute resolution. 

    Mr. Clarke-Fisher works with businesses on every aspect of a dispute; from litigation prevention strategies, workplace policy revisions, and best practices, to responding to administrative charges and court complaints, handling discovery, preparing for trial, and taking matters on appeal. Mr. Clarke-Fisher is particularly experienced in trade secret and non-compete claims, from pre-suit investigations to obtaining injunctions on behalf of employers, and wage and hour claims, from Department of Labor investigations to Federal collective actions. 

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association

      New York State Bar Association

      Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
    • Publications


      "Prelitigation Steps for Trade Secret and Noncompete Cases," published in Lexis Practice Advisor, co-authored with Matthew T. Miklave and Sandra Marin (9/27/2016)
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      "Employee Free Speech in Connecticut: The Unsettled Landscape of Connecticut General Statutes § 31-51q," published in Connecticut Lawyer, co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson (04/2013)

    • Presentations


      "Clearing the Smoke on Medical Marijuana in Employment," at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida (4/7/2016)
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      "New York City and State Employment Law: Recent Developments," presented at Robinson+Cole's New York City office, co-presented with Matthew T. Miklave, Katherine C. Glynn and Laura A. Torchio (10/23/2014)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • May 18, 2017

        Ian Clarke-Fisher to Represent Robinson+Cole in Mills & Reeve Secondment

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      • October 14, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Write Article for Lexis Practice Advisor

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      • April 15, 2016

        Ian Clarke-Fisher Presents at CLM 2016 Conference

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      • October 2, 2015

        Ian Clarke-Fisher Is Nominated for CLM Membership

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      • November 21, 2014

        New York Lawyers Present New Developments in New York City and State Employment Law

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      • October 28, 2013

        Hartford Lawyers Write Article for NYSBA Journal

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      • May 17, 2013

        Hartford Lawyers Write Article for Connecticut Lawyer

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      • March 5, 2013

        Steve Aronson and Ian Clarke-Fisher Write Article for Westlaw Journal

      R+C News Releases

      • May 31, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Expands Labor & Employment Practice with Addition of Three New Attorneys