Megan Y. Carannante is co-chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Department. A seasoned litigator and counselor, she takes proactive steps to resolve business, employment and construction disputes as quickly and favorably as possible and understands her clients' desire to focus on business and minimize the costs associated with protracted litigation.
Megan represents a wide variety of different clients from small business owners to Fortune 500 companies in state and federal court, mediation and arbitration. She also regularly represents employers 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 practices and procedures which facilitate and promote a productive and inclusive workplace.
Featured in the firm's centennial years' annual report, Megan recognizes, above all else, that communication and responsiveness are paramount and strives to keep her clients involved and informed throughout the duration of their alliance.
Connecticut Bar Association - Member, Construction, Labor and Employment, and Women in Law Sections
Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court
March of Dimes - former secretary, Connecticut State Board of directors
Junior League of Hartford – sustaining member
Honors & Recognitions
Recipient of the Hartford County Business Journal's "40 Under 40" award for 2015
Recipient of the 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
News & Insights
- Megan Carannante Talks with NBC CT about Impact of Legalized Recreational Cannabis on Connecticut Employers07.01.2021
- Hartford Business Journal, 05.31.2021
- Megan Y. Carannante Discusses Need to Revisit Workplace Policies as Debate Over Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Heats UpFairfield and Westchester County Business Journals, 05.03.2021
- Megan Carannante Quoted in the Hartford Courant on Issues Facing Employees as They Return to the WorkplaceHartford Courant, 05.14.2020
- Labor & Employment Law Summer Update: The 2021 Legislative Session, Recreational Marijuana and a COVID-19 Update07.23.2021
- Working Together Webinar Series - Part I: Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law: The Ongoing Response to COVID-19 and Updates on Paid FMLAZoom Webinar, 12.16.2020
- Executive Order 10E and the Municipal Budget Process in 2021: Similar (But Not Quite Back) to "Normal"04.13.2021
- Recent Changes to CDC Guidance May Allow Employers to Safely Return Employees Exposed to COVID-19 to Work in Fewer Than 14 Days12.14.2020
- One Size Doesn’t Fit All: New EEOC Guidance Cautions Employers to Take an Individualized Approach in Returning ‘At-Risk’ Employees to Work in the Wake of COVID-1905.27.2020
- Cannabis: Can I Buy This? The Current Legal Landscape for Connecticut’s Marijuana Industry and Predictions for 202001.16.2020
Our attorneys routinely advise our clients on best practices to meet the challenges presented by dramatic changes in labor and employment laws.
Bar and Court Admissions
- 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
- Judicial clerk for the Honorable Douglas S. Lavine at the Connecticut Appellate Court
Boston College Law School, J.D., 2006
Emory University, B.A., 2003; Phi Beta Kappa
The Hotchkiss School, 1999