Daniel B. Fitzgerald

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Daniel B. Fitzgerald

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Phone: 203-319-7154

Fax: 203-254-1772

Email: dfitzgerald@brodywilk.com

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DANIEL B. FITZGERALD is a principal of Brody Wilkinson PC and a member of the firm’s Business and Dispute Resolution Groups.  His practice is focused in the areas of employment law, general business law and commercial disputes.  In his practice, Mr. Fitzgerald counsels employers and executive-level employees in a wide range of employment matters including non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, employment handbooks, compliance with state and federal law, hiring and discharge issues, and sexual harassment prevention and investigations.  In addition, he frequently negotiates employment-related agreements and represents clients in employment litigation matters.

Mr. Fitzgerald also provides outside general counsel services to various business clients, including those in the sports, health and fitness, and manufacturing industries.  In this role, he handles contract issues, corporate governance and compliance and often assists clients with risk and litigation management.  An experienced litigator, Mr. Fitzgerald has represented clients before the Connecticut Commission on Human Resources and Opportunity (CHRO), Connecticut Department of Labor, Connecticut Superior Courts, Connecticut Appellate Court, U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court and Statewide Grievance Committee in various matters.  In both his employment and business practices, Mr. Fitzgerald applies his litigation experience to assess risk and proactively resolve problems.

Mr. Fitzgerald is an avid writer, having created and published Connecticut Sports Law (www.ctsportslaw.com), Connecticut’s first blog covering the intersection of sports and the law.  He most recently published an article in Primerus Paradigm entitled “Today’s Use of Social Media Blurs Lines with Non-Solicitation Covenants.”  Mr. Fitzgerald is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney.  He was recognized by “Connecticut Super Lawyers” as a “Rising Star” in the areas of Employment and Labor, Business/Corporate and Entertainment and Sports from 2009 to 2017.  Mr. Fitzgerald is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.  He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and is the former chair of its Sports and Entertainment Law Section.  Prior to joining Brody Wilkinson, he practiced for five years at the Connecticut-based law firm of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.

Mr. Fitzgerald received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2005, where he was an associate editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.  He received his B.A., cum laude, from Fairfield University in 1999, where he is regularly involved in assisting the University’s St. Robert Bellarmine Pre-Law Society.

Mr. Fitzgerald resides in Fairfield, Connecticut.

 

 

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