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Mark Soycher is human resource counsel at CBIA, the state’s leading business organization.
Soycher has over 20 years’ experience guiding Connecticut employers and employees through the maze of laws and regulations affecting their workplace, providing legal assistance with all workplace problems, from hiring to firing.
Soycher returned to the state’s largest business organization in July 2002 as labor and employment counsel for CBIA’s Human Resources Services Department, which has experienced growth to almost 14,000 personnel-related inquiries annually from member companies.
Soycher was in private law practice from 1990-2002. From 1983 to 1990, he served as counsel at CBIA, providing members with advice on labor and employment issues. Before that, Soycher was general counsel for the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut, a construction industry trade association.
He is a frequent guest speaker at trade and professional association seminars, discussing how national and state employment laws affect individuals and employers in Connecticut’s workplaces, and on how best to plan and apply workplace strategies that anticipate and avoid legal disputes.
Soycher holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University, a master’s in special education from William Paterson College, and a law degree from New York Law School.
He is a member of the Connecticut and American bar associations, and he serves on the executive committee of the Connecticut Bar Association’s labor and employment law section.