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Cohen and Wolf, P.C. has elected Courtney A. George to the position of shareholder in the firm. She resides in West Hartford, Connecticut. Ms. George is a principal in the law firm's Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation groups, based in Cohen and Wolf's Bridgeport office. She joined Cohen and Wolf as an associate in 2001 after graduating from Boston College Law School. Ms. George represents private and public employers in employment litigation, contract negotiations and counseling. She has defended employment and workers' compensation discrimination claims in state and federal court and in agency proceedings and has litigated restrictive covenant, breach of contract and business tort claims.

Ms. George has represented clients in employment-related agency investigations and regularly counsels clients on personnel matters, including employee handbooks, pre-employment, disciplinary and termination protocols; employee classification; trade secret and non-competition restrictions; and compliance with employment-related laws, including wage and hour, USERRA, labor laws and anti-discrimination laws. She also has represented employers and employees in severance negotiations. Ms. George lectures on employment law topics and conducts workplace anti-discrimination/anti-harassment training.

Ms. George also practices in the areas of commercial and probate litigation and has represented clients in probate and state courts in will contests and in fiduciary removal proceedings.

She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Ms. George is a member of the American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section), Connecticut Bar Association (Litigation Section, Labor & Employment Section, Common Law & Statutory Claims Subcommittee, Business Torts Committee and Women in the Law Subcommittee) and Greater Bridgeport Bar Association (Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Section).

Ms. George serves on the Board of Directors of Southern Regional Sickle Cell Association, Inc., and on the Board of Playhouse on the Green, where she is also Secretary. She is Co-Chair of the Parent Committee of the Early Childhood Department at the Jewish Community Center of Eastern Fairfield County.

Ms. George received her B.A., with distinction, in 1990, from McGill University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2001.

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