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Tanya A. Bovée

Office Managing Principal

P 860-522-0404 F 860-247-1330


Tanya A. Bovée


Tanya A. Bovée is the office managing principal of the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Tanya represents employers in a wide range of issues related to employment law, bringing a practical approach that is focused on achieving clients’ goals and based on almost 20 years of employment law experience.  

Tanya advises employers in a wide range of industries, including life sciences, retail, automotive, manufacturing, and hospitality, on navigating myriad complex employment laws, including multi-state compliance, internal complaints, leaves, performance management, and terminations. She partners with companies around the country to develop diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. Tanya has a diversity and inclusion certificate from Cornell University and conducts customized diversity, inclusion, and bias workplace education sessions and has presented hundreds of in-house training sessions for executives, management, and employees regarding equal employment opportunity, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

Tanya’s practice also includes working with employers to comply with their affirmative action obligations, oversee the preparation of affirmative action plans, and defend compliance reviews. And, Tanya has an active litigation practice, defending employers in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Tanya is consistently recognized for her excellent work and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Among other awards, Tanya has received the Best Lawyers "under 40" award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Ladder Award from the Connecticut Bar Association for having “left the ladder down” for women to follow in her footsteps. She is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and has been included in the top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyers and top 25 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers.

Tanya has been a board member for the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association for almost 20 years and is a past president. She sits on the board of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity and regularly speaks about advancing diversity in the legal profession. 


Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA), Past President and Current Board Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Past Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W. Cooper Fellows Program, Fellow
  • Connecticut Client Security Fund Committee and Federal Grievance Committee, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Federal Grievance Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity, Past Officer and Current Board Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court