Giovanna Weller is Co-leader of Carmody’s Litigation practice, Co-chair of the Labor & Employment group and leads the firm’s Employment Litigation practice. Giovanna is a trial lawyer with several decades of experience in counseling CEOs, senior management, and boards of directors of public and private businesses of all sizes.
Giovanna has successfully defended many significant employment cases in federal and state courts, including discrimination, trade secret and non-competition claims, whistleblower, as well as numerous cases before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. She has successfully argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Connecticut Appellate Court. Her clients include large and small employers, manufacturers, schools, utilities, and insurers. Giovanna regularly trains management personnel on a wide variety of employment related topics.
Giovanna regularly advises heads of private schools, educational institutions and their trustees on legal issues of particular interest educational institutions, including employment, governance, mandated reporting, student disciplinary issues and litigation matters. She is also a member of the firm’s product liability team and defends product liability cases in both state and federal courts through the United States.
Before joining Carmody, Giovanna served as Clerk of the Energy and Public Utilities Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.
“A great legal strategist and a talented advocate with excellent, clear-eyed judgment.”
– Chambers USA 2022
“Giovanna Tiberii Weller has a significant reputation as one of the state’s top labor and employment litigators.”
– Benchmark Litigation 2022
“Giovanna is an extraordinary practitioner who knows when to push and when to play nice.”
– Chambers USA 2021
“Her ability to relate to clients, judges and juries is unparalleled. She has an innate ability to feel her client’s case and effectively communicate that feeling to judges and juries. She is definitely a go to litigator.”