Press Release07.08.2020

Andrés Jiménez-Franck Elected as Officer to the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HARTFORD, Conn., July 8, 2020:  Andrés Jiménez-Franck, an associate in Pullman & Comley’s Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits practice, was elected as an officer of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) at the association’s annual meeting (held virtually) on June 20, 2020.

Andrés, one of five new officers for the 2020-2021 term, will serve as the Director of Communications on the CHBA’s Board of Directors and has been involved with the organization since receiving his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law last fall.

In his role at Pullman, Andrés represents a wide variety of clients, from small business owners to Fortune 500 companies, in state and federal court, mediation and arbitration. He counsels employers to ensure they are in compliance with state and federal laws, and crafts employment policies to promote a productive and inclusive workplace.  “We are pleased to have Andrés as part of our team and are impressed with the meaningful contributions that he has made so early in his career,” says Megan Carannante, co-chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Department.

While in law school, Andrés was a member of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, where he successfully obtained political asylum for his client. He also served as the membership editor of the Connecticut Public Interest Journal and was also the president of the Latino Law Student Association. Andrés received his B.A. from Western Connecticut State University in Justice and Law Administration and participated in the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Experimental Learning Program where he reviewed and audited docket files.  His experience also includes work as a volunteer legal assistant in the Mass Torts practice of a Danbury firm.

About the CHBA

Founded in 1993, the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association works to enhance the visibility of Hispanic lawyers throughout the state; to facilitate communication and sharing of information and resources among its members; to serve as mentors to new attorneys and law students; and to assist the public and private sectors in achieving diversity in their law firms and legal departments.  The CHBA also addresses issues impacting the Hispanic community, such as access to the courts, judicial diversity and other social challenges.  For additional information, please visit the CHBA’s website here.

About Pullman & Comley:

Pullman & Comley celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019 and is one of Connecticut’s largest firms, providing a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. Pullman & Comley’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance; environmental and land use; government finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation and alternative dispute resolution; family law; property tax and valuation; real estate; regulatory, energy and telecommunications; and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and Westport Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; and White Plains, New York. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.

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