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Valerie M. Ferdon

Shareholder, Hartford

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Valerie M. Ferdon is a shareholder in the firm's Hartford office.  She is a member of the Employment Practices Group and the Litigation Practice Group.

Ms. Ferdon counsels employers through all stages of the employment relationship.  She develops employment agreements, handbooks and long-term policies to ensure that businesses comply with legal requirements.  Ms. Ferdon also defends clients in employment law claims in federal and state court as well as before government agencies, including the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the Department of Labor and the Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Ms. Ferdon also handles cases in the Firm’s professional liability, insurance coverage and defense litigation group, serving as an advocate for legal and accounting professionals in both the state and federal courts.

Ms. Ferdon represents municipal clients in evaluating and responding to Freedom of Information (“FOI”) Act requests.  She routinely appears in front of the FOI Commission.

Ms. Ferdon joined UKS as a Summer Associate in 2014 and received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School Of Law, where she was an editor of the Connecticut Law Review.  Ms. Ferdon earned her B.A. in political science, cum laude, from Providence College.

  • J.D., Honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT 2015
    - Notes & Comments Editor, Connecticut Law Review

  • B.A., cum laude, Political Science, Providence College, Providence, RI 2012
    - News Editor of student newspaper, The Cowl - Pi Simga Alpha - Political Science National Honor Society

  • Connecticut Bar Association

  • Hartford County Bar Association

  • State of Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit