James Sconzo is a “go-to” attorney for many of the most recognized education institutions and corporations. He is a skilled trial lawyer, negotiator, investigator and proven leader. Highly regarded by boards, in-house legal teams, and leadership of institutions, Jim has provided steady guidance to clients through crisis, change, litigation and all manner of adversity and challenges. Jim has represented some of the nation’s most esteemed colleges, universities, independent schools and corporations.
For higher education, Jim has been at the forefront of the turbulence surrounding Title IX, gender equity in athletics and the regulatory challenges facing colleges and universities. Jim has handled lawsuits under Title IX regarding athletics, student conduct and employment. He has tried to verdict cases alleging unfairness in athletic scholarships, hazing at a Greek organization, and breach of contract. Jim also has led investigations of sexual misconduct, breach of fiduciary duty, and whistleblower claims.
Jim regularly represents companies in labor and employment issues and matters pertaining to directors and officers. Last year, Jim led a team that defeated a class action in the Southern District of Florida against a Fortune 50 company. He also obtained an award in arbitration for another Fortune 50 company.
Jim chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment and Education practice groups.
Jim has been designated a Special Master by the U.S. District Court in Connecticut. He has an active alternative dispute resolution practice, and will serve as a mediator or arbitrator.
Jim regularly writes and speaks on matters relating to governance, education law, labor and employment and the practice of law. He is an editor of The Connecticut Employment Law Letter. He sits on the Defense Counsel Advisory Committee for United Educators.
Articles in the National Law Review database by James M. Sconzo