Jeremy A. Mellitz

Partner | Greenwich, New Haven, New York

Jeremy is a partner in our litigation and arbitration team.

He practices in the area of complex litigation (fiduciary, trust, commercial, business [tort and contract], probate, unfair trade practice, employment, FINRA) in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitration. He routinely handles a wide variety of trials, arbitrations and controversies around the country.

In a non-litigation context, Jeremy advises businesses, directors, officers, shareholders, trustees, beneficiaries and investors on an array of business, commercial and fiduciary issues. He also advises employers and senior executives on termination issues, confidentiality and non-competition issues, discrimination claims and other employment issues.

Secretary Elizabeth Pascarella

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Talks

State of Connecticut, 1981

District of Columbia (Washington, DC.), 1982

Federal District Court for Connecticut, 1984

Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992

Registered Foreign Lawyer in the UK, 2002

State of New York, 2003

‘Help Fledgling Fiduciaries Learn to Fly’, Connecticut Law Tribune, March 2008, co-author

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

New York State Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

American Bar Association

‘International Arbitrations - Beyond the Borders of Litigation’, American Bar Association Business Law Section, National Webinar, May 2013

Lectures frequently on fiduciary liability, fiduciary risk management, business law, professional liability and employment law issues

Guest lecturer at the Yale School of Management

Me in a minute

I love what I do. It is virtually part of my DNA.

I come from a long line of lawyers and jurists. I love what I do. It is virtually part of my DNA.

Advising clients, handling contentious situations and trying cases is like white water rafting, which I have done for over 20 years (without noticeable injury) - no matter how many times you’ve done it, the water is different each time. You have to stay focused, react well (and nimbly) and be creative as necessary.

I am proud of a long track record of favorable settlements (90% of all cases settle) and verdicts. Contrary to many ‘litigators’ who file lawsuits but who have rarely or never tried a case, I am trial-seasoned and trial-ready. That makes a difference in outcomes. I am always alert to a pre-suit or pre-trial resolution of conflict that will benefit my client; the willingness -and ability - to go the distance is often an important factor in driving the result.

Aristotle said it well: ‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit’. That’s the goal.

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

1990
Partner

1995

Recognition


Greenwich

1700 East Putnam Avenue,

Suite 400,

CT 06870-1366

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New Haven

157 Church Street,

CT 06510-2100

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New York

430 Park Avenue,

10th Floor,

NY 10022-3505

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