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Megan Youngling Carannante

Member
Hartford Office
90 State House Square
Hartford, CT 06103-3702
p 860.424.4325
f 860.424.4370
Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Clerkships
  • Judicial clerk for the Honorable Douglas S. Lavine at the Connecticut Appellate Court
Education
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Emory University, B.A., 2003; Phi Beta Kappa
  • The Hotchkiss School, 1999

Megan Y. Carannante is an effective and seasoned litigator and counselor who focuses her practice primarily on business, employment and construction disputes. She has represented a wide range of clients from small business owners to Fortune 500 companies in state and federal court, mediation and arbitration.  She also regularly represents companies before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and other state and federal agencies. A former Connecticut Appellate Court clerk, Megan also has significant appellate experience. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York as well as Connecticut and regularly represents clients in these jurisdictions. 

In addition to her litigation practice, Megan regularly counsels employers to ensure they are in compliance with state and federal law and assists them in navigating and resolving complicated personnel issues.  She provides sexual harassment training and other training to supervisors on a regular basis and assists employers in crafting employment policies which facilitate and promote a productive and inclusive workplace. 

Megan is a recipient of both the Hartford County Business Journal’s “40 under 40 award” and the Connecticut Law Tribune’s "New Leader in the Law award” in recognition of her work and leadership both within the firm and the greater Hartford community.  She has also been consistently recognized as a "Rising Star" by Connecticut Super Lawyers. Megan is an active member of the firm’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and Recruiting and Orientation Committees.  She particularly enjoys mentoring associates and previously served as chair of the firm’s Associates’ Marketing Committee before her elevation to partner.

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association - Member, Construction, Labor and Employment, and Women in Law Sections
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • March of Dimes -  former secretary, Connecticut State Board of directors
  • Junior League of Hartford – sustaining member

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of the Hartford County Business Journal's "40 Under 40" award for 2015
  • Recipient of the 2014 Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leaders in the Law" award
  • Named to the Super Lawyers  "Connecticut Rising Stars" list since 2012 in the area of business litigation, construction litigation, employment & labor