Peter J. Lefeber

Partner

Peter J. Lefeber
Partner
office New Haven
phone 203-498-4329
fax203-782-2889
emailplefeber@wiggin.com


Biography

Peter J. Lefeber is a Partner in the firm's Labor, Employment and Benefits Department. Having joined Wiggin and Dana in 1980, Mr. Lefeber has practiced labor and employment law exclusively on behalf of private employers for more than three decades. His client base and breadth of experience are expansive, representing management in all aspects of the employment relationship. A significant portion of his work focuses on traditional labor relations, which includes union organizing drives, unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board, arbitration hearings primarily pursuant to the procedures of the American Arbitration Association, labor contract negotiations, and strike management. Mr. Lefeber has assisted clients in the negotiation of hundreds of collective bargaining agreements and advised on scores of grievances and arbitration matters in a wide array of industries.

The remainder of his practice involves conventional employment matters, such as the ongoing counseling and defense of employers in regard to discrimination claims before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, wrongful discharge suits, wage-and-hour matters before the U.S. and Connecticut Departments of Labor, sexual harassment claims, severance arrangements for executives and non-executives, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and worker's compensation retaliation claims, Family and Medical Leave Act matters, non-compete agreements, reductions in force, plant closings, immigration matters, and related issues. His client base includes hospitals, home health care agencies, electric and gas utilities, colleges and universities, private secondary schools, insurance organizations, trade associations, manufacturing companies, stevedoring operators, newspapers, beverage distributors, food service companies, architectural firms, tech startups, insurance organizations, and various not-for-profit corporations. He has served clients up and down the East Coast and in Canada.

Mr. Lefeber is a member of the American Bar Association's (ABA's) Labor and Employment Section and has served on the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association's Section on Labor and Employment Law. He is a regular lecturer for a variety of management groups in the field of employment law, having lectured extensively for such groups as the Connecticut Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the Council on Education in Management, the Institute for Applied Law and Management, the Connecticut Hospital Association, and the Connecticut Association for Home Care. Mr. Lefeber is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Labor and Employment Law and in Chambers USA, where he has been recognized as "Leader in Their Field."

Mr. Lefeber has served numerous terms on the firm's Executive Committee and Compensation Committee and is a former Chair of the Labor, Employment and Benefits Department.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section

News

08.15.2018Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 29 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.04.2018Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
11.20.2017Super Lawyers Recognize 37 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
09.22.2017Seven Wiggin and Dana Partners Named Best Lawyers 2018 "Lawyers of the Year"
08.15.2017Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.05.2017Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
10.28.2016Super Lawyers Recognizes 40 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
08.15.2016Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.31.2016Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
10.20.2015Super Lawyers Recognizes 38 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
08.17.2015Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 31 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.21.2015Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
10.29.2014Super Lawyers Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Lawyers
10.28.2014Wiggin and Dana Advises Lesjöfors AB in Acquisition of North American Power Spring Business of Sandvik, Inc.
08.19.2014Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.27.2014Chambers USA Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
08.15.2013Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 35 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.07.2013Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers in Connecticut and Nationwide Categories
01.16.2013Best Lawyers Names Six Wiggin and Dana Partners as "Lawyers of the Year"
06.19.2012Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers in Connecticut, New York and Nationwide Categories
10.21.2011Super Lawyers® Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Lawyers
09.13.2011Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 32 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.17.2011Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana In Connecticut and Nationwide Practice Areas
06.17.2010Wiggin and Dana Ranked in 2010 Edition of Chambers USA
10.04.2005Twenty-Two Wiggin and Dana Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers 2006
06.17.2004Wiggin and Dana Attorneys and Practices Ranked Among Nation's Best

office New Haven
phone 203-498-4329
fax203-782-2889
emailplefeber@wiggin.com

PRACTICE GROUPS

EDUCATION

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1980, cum laude
  • St. Michael's College, A.B., 1977, summa cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut


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