Sandra Marin Lautier represents clients in complex commercial litigation, employee and group benefits litigation, and a variety of labor and employment law matters. She is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group, and focuses on all aspects of business litigation, including pre-litigation counseling and dispute resolution.
Commercial and Civil Litigation
Sandra assists clients with business disputes in Connecticut and New York state and federal trial and appellate courts, and in arbitration. Sandra has worked on cases involving general commercial contractual disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, unfair trade practices, commercial property disputes, mergers and acquisitions, civil rights, and products liability. Sandra has also represented managed care clients in disputes involving fraud, abuse and commercial contract disputes.
Her recent successes include helping clients recoup money owed to them by property owners secured by mechanic’s liens and securing a favorable partial settlement in a chemical supplier dispute. Sandra has also secured positive results for clients in arbitration in various tribunals, and assisted a client in favorably settling numerous collection cases. Sandra’s courtroom experiences include representing a pro bono client, by appointment of a judge in the United States District Court of Connecticut, in a federal jury trial.
Sandra regularly represents private schools, colleges, and universities in various types of civil lawsuits and advises educational institutions on issues related to compliance with state and federal laws.
Employee and Group Benefits Litigation
Sandra also represents clients in disputes related to group welfare benefits, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance coverage. She defends claims brought against plan fiduciaries and represents plan administrators and insurers in enforcing plan and policy terms and recovering plan assets.
Labor and Employment Law
Sandra also represents businesses and other employers in claims involving discrimination, wrongful termination, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, contracts, investigations, wage and hour, and other employment disputes. She also represents employers in related federal and state administrative proceedings, including proceedings at the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division on Human Rights, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
Sandra has helped secure positive results for clients, such as the dismissal of a case involving multiple plaintiffs who sought back wages from an employer.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Sandra was a legal extern for the State of Connecticut's Office of the General Counsel of the Governor, where she conducted research regarding the governor's policy initiatives.
While attending law school, Sandra served as associate editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. She was also an intern in the chambers of United States District Court Judge Vanessa L. Bryant. She is fluent in Spanish.