Worker & Employee Focused

Gregg D. Adler

Gregg D. Adler

  • Partner, 1985

Practice Areas:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Executive Contracts and Severance Negotiation
  • Advise and Counsel Employees
  • Union Representation
Gregg Adler
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Gregg Adler
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Gregg Adler
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Gregg has extensive experience representing individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship, including negotiations with prospective employers, advice about conflicts at work, contract and severance negotiations, and post-employment litigation.  He advises employees at all levels employed at companies of all sizes, as well as public officials.

Gregg frequently serves as a mediator to assist other lawyers resolve difficult employment law disputes.  Gregg uses a very simple and straightforward process for his private mediations. He requires relatively brief and direct submissions, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the cases and providing details of critical factual and legal disputes that will have to be resolved at trial or earlier. Gregg believes that most civil lawsuits, like many other things in our lives, are ultimately about people and their ability to communicate effectively and honestly with one another. Gregg  also serves as an arbitrator and is a member of the  American Arbitration Association (AAA) National Roster of Neutral Arbitrators for employment disputes.

Gregg is particularly proud of the work he has done in support of the rights of lesbian and gay workers, including having brought the first complaint under Connecticut’s sexual preference discrimination statute on behalf of a gay legal secretary. He also describes one of his proudest cases as his saddest, in which he successfully pursued an HIV/AIDS discrimination case to the Connecticut Supreme Court even though the plaintiff had died before the trial could be completed. In the labor relations area, Gregg’s most satisfying accomplishment has been winning two separate permanent injunctions - one in 2000 and another in 2010 - stopping a large corporation from closing factories and moving hundreds of manufacturing jobs out of Connecticut. One of his most hard fought victories in the public employee administrative law arena came in 2006 when Gregg won reinstatement and back pay for the former head of the State Ethics Commission who had been an outspoken critic of former Governor John Rowland. 


  • Northeastern University School of Law
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Brown University
    • B.A. - 1979

Bar Admission

  • Connecticut, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Past Positions

  • National Labor Relations Board, Field Attorney


  • Best Lawyers in America, annually since 1999
  • Connecticut’s Top 50 Lawyers, Connecticut Magazine, New York Magazine, Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers in New England, Super Lawyers
  • Dozen who Made a Difference, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010
  • Top Hartford Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2011
  • Connecticut Lawyer of the Year for Labor Law – Union, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubble AVPreeminent Rated