Attorney Liz Torkelsen provides employers with practical employment law advice designed to minimize risk and achieve their business goals. She regularly counsels clients from a wide range of industries on their employment policies and practices, workplace disputes, and litigation.

Liz has represented management clients in all aspects of employment litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, and on appeal. Employers also rely on Liz to advise them on disability laws, discrimination, employee handbooks, individual employment issues, the WARN Act and reductions in force (RIFs), and risk management.

Focus Areas



  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Connecticut—Labor & Employment (2022 to 2023)
  • The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense (2023)



  • Boston College Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1992)
    • Articles & Citations Editor & Staff Writer, Boston College International & Comparative Law Review
  • Bates College (B.A., cum laude, 1987)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

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