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Education:

• J.D., DePaul University School  of Law

• 7-11 clerk in the State’s Attorney’s Office

   and in the Recidivist and Capital Crimes

   Division of the Circuit Court.

• BA, University of Illinois in Finance

• Founding Member, AKPsi, business

   fraternity

 

Admissions:

• Connecticut State Bar

• New York State Bar

• Illinois State Bar (inactive)

• United States District Court for the

   District of Connecticut

• U.S. District Court for the Southern

   District of New York

• U.S. District Court for the Eastern  District of New York

• U.S. District Court for the Northern District

   of Illinois trial bar (inactive)

• U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals

• U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

 

Member:

• American Association for Justice

• Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

• Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association

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Attorney Maurer has extensive experience in state and federal courts, arbitrations at FINRA, NFA, and  the  AAA,  as well as administrative hearings including the Freedom of Information  Commission. She has successfully tried and resolved cases, including:

 

     •  On  behalf  of fire fighter  candidates asserting violations of merit based

        hiring laws, a  settlement  including jobs, back pay,  and  pension benefits

        against the City of Danbury;

     •  On  behalf  of a  Senior  Vice  President, a substantial settlement  in an age

        and gender  discrimination case against the largest company in the

        relocation industry;

     •  On behalf of a union leader, an anti-union animus First Amendment  claim

        against the Town of New Fairfield;

     •  On behalf of the members of the police union asserting improper internal

        affairs investigations against the Town of Wilton, forcing the department to

        hire a  consultant to  rehabilitate the disciplinary  process;

     •  A FOIC decision ordering  a municipality to disclose public  records on a

        broad range of issues;

     •  On behalf of senior executives, substantially improved severance

        agreements with companies such as GE, Diagio, Allied Domecq, IBM, Red

        Hat, and Pepsi.

 

She has also represented as a litigator and a lobbyist 14,000 female teachers  who sought reinstatement in the  New  York State pension system  after  they  lost  their  benefits when they were laid off  due  to pregnancy.  When signed into law, the governor’s staff estimated that the law would save the state’s school  districts  over  $140  million. The following session she was able to  secure an extension  of  the  law  to  teachers  employed in state agencies such as the Department of Corrections increasing the savings to the state by $22 million.

 

On  the  defense  side, Attorney  Maurer  has won;

*  the dismissal of all claims brought  against a group of investment bankers  by their former employer asserting theft of trade  secrets and violation of their non-compete agreements,  and

* a claim by May Department Stores against a divisional merchandising vice president for violation of a non-compete agreement.

 

Attorney Maurer  has also been able to settle amicably dozens of other matters.

 

Attorney Maurer’s practice focuses on litigation and counseling of individuals and companies in connection with a wide array of employment issues:

 

     •  Gender, Race, and disability discrimination cases against private employers,

        municipalities and federal entities.

     •  Employment and promotional  candidates in cases against various

        municipalities.

     •  Public and private employees asserting that their employer had under-

        funded  their pension plan.

     •  Numerous investment bankers, commodities and currency traders, and

        securities brokers  against their Wall Street employers,  negotiating releases

        from  non-compete agreements.

     •  Senior  executives in the nuclear energy,  re-location services, and  wine &

        spirits industries in  conjunction with negotiating employment and severance

        agreements;

 

Prior  to  founding  Maurer  & Associates  PC, Attorney Maurer was a senior litigation associate at Fink Weinberger PC where she litigated cases on behalf of investors in the  Prudential limited partnership scandal and in RICO claims against Rothschild Reserve, a partnership sponsor well known for the use of  false  appraisals  and  straw  man  buying schemes. She also successfully represented co-op sponsors in claims asserting breach of contract and housing discrimination tried  to the New York Rabbinical Council.

 

Based upon Attorney Maurer’s expertise in securities and employment law,  she  was   appointed  to  the  Arbitration Panel of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and   is chair-qualified in both investor  and industry claims.

 

Attorney Maurer received her  undergraduate degree from University of  Illinois in Finance; and her Juris Doctor from De Paul University School of Law  in  Chicago, graduating in the top 15%  of  her class. She had the honor of serving as a 7-11 law clerk to the Honorable John Hourihane, Illinois Appellate Court, and Caroline  Schoenberger, Commissioner of Consumer Affairs for the City of Chicago.

 

Attorney Maurer is an active and philanthropic member of her community. She serves on the Board of Civics First and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Connecticut Law Tribune for over a decade. She  is also  a lifetime member of the Girl  Scouts and has been recognized for 50 plus years of participation as a scout, leader and fundraiser. Attorney Maurer  has had the privilege of coaching and judging mock trial competitions from middle school through law school levels including the St Johns/ FINRA ADR competition since its inception  and the national Frederick Douglass  Moot Court competition sponsored by the Black Law Student Association.

 

 

Krista A. Levy Elisabeth S. Maurer Daniel P. Hunsberger Christopher S. Avcollie Thomas P. Dargon, Jr.
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