Mitchell L. Fishberg


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  • Biography

    Mitch Fishberg is a Partner in the Hartford office of GRSM. He handles a wide range of litigation matters with a focus on commercial, employment, D&O, executive compensation and non-competition liability claims, on behalf of business clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start ups and emerging growth companies in the manufacturing, consulting, technology, healthcare, hospitality, financial services and media industries.

    • Counsel clients through all facets of the litigation process, from the initial development of the overall defense strategy through implementation of the litigation plan through discovery, trial and post-trial motions.
    • Expert assessment of the risks and costs associated with the defense of claims and provision of advice to clients with respect to most efficient and effective means to resolve claims, including consideration of early settlement, mediation/arbitration or other alternatives to lengthy and costly discovery and trial. 
    • Leadership of defense teams responsible for management of numerous single and multi-plaintiff high stakes commercial, employment and non-competition/unfair business practices claims. 
    • Strategic counseling to clients with respect to identification of claims best suited for early settlement intervention, the establishment of realistic settlement values and successful negotiation of single and multi-party settlement agreements.
    • Develop, negotiate, and draft agreements that form the business relationship, such as executive employment, proprietary information and non-competition agreements; independent contractor and consulting arrangements; bonus/commission plans and policies; equity and incentive compensation plans; employee handbooks, codes of conduct and personnel policies.
    • Provide strategic counsel to companies with respect to difficult employment and corporate governance related issues, including handling whistleblower allegations and investigations; conducting investigations of employee or officer/director misconduct such as trade secret theft, non-competition breaches or fraudulent acts; responding to allegations of unlawful discrimination or harassment; handling complex employee issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, outsourcing transactions and workforce restructuring; and establishing industry-specific employment policies and comprehensive procedures to govern the relationship;
    • Utilization of skills developed from stint as Chief Legal Officer of multi-national corporation to help understand and align interests of internal constituents within client organization. 

    Mitch is a frequent speaker and has been published in the National Law Journal, the Connecticut Law Tribune, the Connecticut Tech Tribune and the Corporate Counselor Newsletter. He was designated as a New England and Connecticut Super Lawyer in 2010-2015 and is listed in the 2013-2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


    • Connecticut
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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  • Publications & Presentations


    • Appeals Court Upholds USDOL’s New Minimum Wage and Overtime Rules for Home Care Workers Employed by Home Health Care Agencies, M&E Labor & Employment Law Alert (09/03/15)
    • Just in Time for Labor Day – Employees You Didn’t Know Were Yours, M&E Labor & Employment Law Alert (09/01/15)
    • What Employers Must Do Now to Prepare for the Inevitable Increase in the Minimum Salary Level for Exempt Employees, M&E Labor & Employment Alert (08/18/15)
    • Update on the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law: What Employers Need to Do by July 1, 2015, M&E Labor & Employment Law Alert (06/08/15)
    • And Now More Disclosure Requirements for Federal Contractors – Employee Compensation, M&E Government Contracts Alert (08/21/14)
    • New Jersey enacts “Ban-the-Box” law, limiting inquiries about criminal history during first phase of hiring process, M&E Labor & Employment Law Alert (08/18/14)
    • New Paid Sick Time Mandates in New York & New Jersey, M&E Labor & Employment Alert (03/28/14)
    • Attention Employers: New Poster Requirement in New Jersey Regarding Gender Equity in Pay and Compensation, M&E Labor & Employment Alert (01/21/14)
    • Connecticut’s New Personnel File Law Takes Effect Tomorrow: Are You Prepared?, M&E Labor & Employment Law Alert (09/30/13)
    • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms:Here’s What Employers Need to Do, M&E Labor & Employment Law Alert (09/26/13)
    • OFCCP Announces Big Changes for Federal Contractors’ Affirmative Action Obligations, M&E Labor & Employment Law // Government Contracts Alert (08/29/13)
    • New York City Employers on Alert: New Sick Leave Mandate Passed, M&E Labor & Employment Alert (07/01/13)
    • OSHA Scrutinizes Employer Accident Reporting and Safety Incentive Policies, M&E Labor & Employment Alert (06/19/13)
    • D.C. Circuit Ruling Strikes Down NLRB Union Poster Rule, M&E Labor & Employment Alert (05/14/13)


    • Mitchell Fishberg, Pamela J. Moore and Hugh F. Murray, Are You On-Boarding your Staffing Placements Properly?, Hartford (05/24/16)
    • Mitchell Fishberg, Pamela J. Moore and Hugh F. Murray, Are you on-boarding your staffing placements properly?, Stamford (05/19/16)
  • Education


    J.D., George Washington University Law School, with honors, 1993

    B.A., Lafayette College, 1986


    Super Lawyers® distinction in Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense, and Business/Corporate (2010-2015)

    Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Litigation - Labor and Employment (2013-2024)