Mitch Fishberg is a Partner in the Hartford office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Employment and Labor practice groups. He provides legal and business advice to corporate employers in both transactional and litigation-related matters. His practice encompasses the full range of issues relative to the business environment, including:
The development, negotiation, and drafting of agreements that form the business relationship, such as executive employment, proprietary information and noncompetitive agreements; independent contractor and consulting arrangements; bonus/commission plans and policies; equity and incentive compensation plans; and employee handbooks, codes of conduct and personnel policies;
Counseling and advising companies through difficult employment-related issues, including handling whistleblower allegations and investigations; conducting investigations of employee misconduct such as trade secret theft 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;
Assessing the risks associated with terminating the employment or independent contractor relationship, including handling strategic and sensitive executive terminations, as well as negotiating and drafting complex compensation and separation agreements;
Strategic counseling in assessing trade secret, confidential and proprietary information, contractual, and other risks associated with the potential hiring of executives and employee raiding from competitive entities, and prosecuting/defending litigation that may arise from such hirings; and
Litigating disputes with current and former employees, contractors and other service providers with respect to claims involving breach of employment and compensation contracts; the misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition (and related claims); employee raiding and non-compete agreements; discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and whistleblower claims; and stock, stock option and related equity disputes.
Mr. Fishberg 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 2013-2018 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.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut