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Holly L. Cini

Principal
Hartford

P 860-522-0404
F 860-247-1330
CiniH@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Holly L. Cini is a Principal in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Cini regularly defends clients in employment-related litigation, including whistleblower claims, general retaliation matters, employment discrimination and harassment claims and ADA and FMLA litigation in all forums ranging from trial courts to administrative agencies to the state and federal appellate courts. Ms. Cini has extensive experience in every phase of litigation, from discovery to trial to appeal.

Ms. Cini also advises clients on corporate restructuring programs, including plant closings, mass layoffs, and other reductions in force; compliance issues; executive compensation and employment agreements; litigation avoidance; and limiting legal exposure in all aspects of employee management, from hiring to termination. She provides advice to corporate clients regarding the employment implications of proposed mergers and acquisitions. She is a frequent speaker at client seminars and performs on-site training at client sites on a regular basis.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Cini held the appointed position of General Counsel to (then) State Comptroller (now Lieutenant Governor) Nancy Wyman, a role in which she oversaw employment and legislative issues for the Comptroller's agency as well as played an active role in the Comptroller's successful campaign for re-election.

Honors and Recognitions

Chambers
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Connecticut Bar Association

Published Works

  • "Defending Claims of Retaliatory Discipline," Connecticut Law Tribune (April 2004) [Co-Author]
  • "Step-by-Step Guide to Paid Sick Leave," Hartford Business Journal (December 19, 2011)
  • "Paid Sick Leave: A Law of Unintended Consequences," Connecticut Law Tribune (October 31, 2011)
  • Gaudio v. Griffin Health Services Ten Years Later: Why Do Claims Based on Employee Handbook Policies Continue to Thrive?” Connecticut Law Tribune (July 2009) [Co-Author]

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May 26, 2017
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Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2017 Edition

May 26, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 26, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 68 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm... Read More

August 15, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

May 27, 2016
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Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Ranked in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

May 27, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 27, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, has been recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide which ranks leading law firms in the United States.  In addition to the firm’s national... Read More

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December 30, 2016

Connecticut ‘Ban the Box’ Law Effective January 1

December 30, 2016

Connecticut is the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide legislation prohibiting employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s criminal history at the onset of the employment process, except under certain circumstances. Governor Dannel Malloy signed “An Act Concerning Fair Chance Employment,”... Read More

June 7, 2016

Connecticut Joins Ban the Box Movement

June 7, 2016

Connecticut has joined the “Ban the Box” movement, becoming the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide legislation prohibiting employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s criminal history on job applications, except under certain circumstances. Governor Dannel Malloy signed “An Act... Read More

May 6, 2016

Vermont Governor Signs Ban the Box Legislation; Connecticut Governor Expected to Sign Such Law

May 6, 2016

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has made the Green Mountain State the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation. Connecticut may soon follow, once Governor Dannel Malloy signs legislation passed by the state legislature on May 4, 2016. The laws restrict employers in the states from... Read More

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