Janet M. Connolly

Janet M. Connolly

Partner (Retired)
Rockville Centre, New York

Janet M. Connolly, (retired) partner in the law firm of Goldberg & Connolly, Rockville Centre, New York, took a leadership position in the firm's Employment and Labor Practice Group.

She represented employers in prevailing wage disputes, both federal and state, and employers and employees in employment discrimination cases in both judicial and administrative proceedings. She has reviewed employment contracts and has lectured on the prevailing wage statutes and regulations and on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations. In addition, she represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations.

Mrs. Connolly applied her knowledge of labor and employment law by contributing articles on relevant issues affecting employer/ employee relations to various publications. Mrs. Connolly has given seminars to employers on preventing discrimination claims, and has received awards from the National Organization for Women for her legal services in connection with employment matters. She is admitted to practice before all of the state and federal courts in New York and is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations.

Prior to obtaining her J.D. in 1980 from Hofstra University School of Law, where she served as an associate editor of the Law Review, Mrs. Connolly was actively involved in community work. She continues to support efforts on behalf of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She graduated cum laude from the College of New Rochelle and then went on to earn an M.A., with honors, and a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Mrs. Connolly recently retired from the firm.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment and Labor

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York