ABOUT Holly L. Cini

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

The Best Lawyers in America (2016-present)
•Connecticut Super Lawyers (2013-present)
Legal 500 U.S.

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]

Holly L. Cini In the News

The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019 • Jackson Lewis

Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2019 Edition

April 25, 2019 • Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018 • Jackson Lewis

Holly L. Cini Publications


Employer Obligations to Notify Employees of Wage Reductions

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Reductions in Force - Mitigating Legal Risk While Meeting Business Needs in the Life Sciences Industry

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