Robert D. Noonan is an attorney and founder of Robert Noonan and Associates.
Prior to joining the firm Bob served as Vice President and Counsel for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. In that capacity, he was responsible for advising association members of the latest developments in workplace law and HR issues. In addition, Bob's professional experience includes 20 years in Human Resources Management with Pitney Bowes Inc, and the Napier Co, an international manufacturing concern. He holds a juris doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law as well as a master's degree in industrial relations and a master's degree in sociology.
Bob is the author of "An Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act" and “The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Understanding the Compliance Obligations of Group Health Plans and Health Care Providers.” He is a contributing author on disability law in Cumulative Trauma Disorders, a medical text, and writes on workplace issues for a variety of publications including the Connecticut Law Tribune. In addition, Bob has been featured in a number of publications including the Society for Human Resources Management’s Trends in Management (“Robert Noonan: Expert’s Viewpoint”), The New York Times, The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Register, The Stamford Advocate, The New London Day, The Waterbury Republican and others. Additionally, he has appeared on several television programs concerning workplace issues.
He is on the executive committee of the Employment Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, a trustee of Gibbs College and a faculty member of St. Joseph’s College and the University of Hartford. He is admitted to practice before the Connecticut superior courts and the federal district courts.
At the firm, Padric focuses on employment law and employee benefits matters. He drafts documents, including severance agreements, handbooks and policies, contracts, and employee benefit plan documents. He advises clients on a variety of workplace issues. In addition, he litigates on behalf of employers in federal and state court actions, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. Padric is also a contributing author on pieces for the Connecticut Law Tribune on employment law and employment litigation issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Padric spent seven years as a Benefit Consultant with Aetna Life Insurance Company, providing services for large-scale, national account clients. He was responsible for producing financial agreements, group insurance policies, and employee benefit documents. He concentrated on complex cases and conforming plan documents to state, multi-state and federal laws, regulations and pending legislation. In his capacity, he was designated as a group insurance “Subject Matter Expert.” Padric also conducted training for Aetna employees and third party vendors. He holds a juris doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut, and a B.S. (cum laude) from Springfield College. Padric is admitted to practice before the Connecticut superior courts and the federal district courts.
Jessenia Narvaez is the firm's office manager and bookkeeper.
Jessenia has been with the firm for over fifteen years. She holds a B.S. from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven where she concentrated in accounting. Jessenia provides legal support services to the firm, keeps the firm on schedule, manages the firm's seminars and presentations, and works with the firm's clients on billing matters and other needs. You can email Jessenia Narvaez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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