“I help people and companies successfully solve problems through common sense solutions.”
Stacey defends management in a variety of high-exposure employment law and professional liability matters. She advises employers regarding recent changes to the law, writes and revises policies and procedures, conducts a variety of training and seminars, and provides risk management solutions to avoid or mitigate litigation and exposure. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, housing authorities, school districts, nonprofits, employers in a variety of industries, as well as individual managers, executives, directors and officers.
Stacey also defends professionals in a wide variety of industries including realtors, appraisers, home inspectors, property managers, plumbers, electricians and more, as well as directors and officers in a variety of settings.
In her free time, Stacey enjoys antiquing and tag sales.
Stacey’s extensive employment litigation experience includes:
- Defending claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage & hour violations, and various common law claims in Connecticut and New York state, federal and appellate courts;
- Handling matters before administrative agencies such as the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Commission on Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board and Workers Compensation Commission;
- Defending businesses from litigation brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act for failure to make places of public accommodations accessible to disabled customers;
- Defending condominiums and co-ops and their officers in shareholder derivative actions and other ongoing disputes; and
- Achieving numerous dismissals, as well as negotiating early settlements in hotly contested matters.
Stacey also served as defense counsel in the highly renowned case of Ricci v. DeStefano where the defense team successfully disposed of the case on summary judgment and won an affirmance from the Second Circuit. Her efforts led to a resolution of this matter of national importance.
Stacey has been named a Connecticut Super Lawyers, Rising Star® (2014). She is also the prior President of New Haven County Bar Association Young Lawyers.
Stacey volunteers with various organizations aimed at improving the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.