Jim Sconzo

Jim Sconzo is a go-to subject matter expert in all aspects of the labor, employment, and education laws and rules affecting public and private sector organizations and institutions. He is a skilled trial lawyer, negotiator, investigator, and proven leader who has provided steady guidance to some of the nation’s most esteemed colleges, universities, independent schools, and corporations on crisis and change management, regulatory compliance, and risk mitigation. He also is a renowned negotiator of workplace disputes and organizational issues, and has represented numerous clients in both individual and class-based arbitrations and litigation matters.

Jim’s extensive experience includes:

  • Title IX regulatory compliance, including student sexual and other misconconduct, gender equity, and whistleblower complaint investigation and resolution
  • Athletic scholarships, hazing, and breach of contract matters
  • COVID-19 tuition reimbursement, distance-learning, and safety-related disputes
  • Corporate Directors and Officers (D&O) governance and liabiity issues
  • Mediation and arbitration of employment and education disputes

Jim regularly writes and speaks on matters relating to corporate governance, education, and labor and employment law and is an editor of the Connecticut Employment Law Letter. His is also Involved in numerous educational and civic groups and professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Employers Counsel Network, National Association of College and University Attorneys, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition, Jim holds leadership positions in the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, and Education Law Sections.

Jim is an AV-rated attorney and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, as well as Connecticut Super Lawyers Magazine. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut and law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He has been designated a Special Master by the U.S. District Court in Connecticut and serves as Chair of the Labor & Employment and Education practices for Carlton Fields, P.A., a full service law firm with 11 offices throughout the U.S.