Leander A. Dolphin

by Justin Cates
Leander A. Dolphin
National Co-Managing Partner
Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Leander A. Dolphin is Co-Managing Partner of Shipman & Goodwin LLP.

Leander is a partner in the School Law Practice Group. In private practice and as former Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Leander has dedicated her career to advising educational institutions and organizations that foster the development of children, youth, and young adults. An effective litigator and counselor, she draws on her dispute-resolution experience to help clients identify shared goals and find common ground with staff, parents, students, and community stakeholders.

Leander advises universities, colleges, public school districts, independent schools, and other public-and private-sector clients on the full range of education and employment matters. Schools are often at the forefront of legal, regulatory, and societal concerns; in this regard, she provides guidance on fast-developing issues involving sexual harassment (Title IX) and workplace health and safety standards in the COVID-19 era, as well as a range of equity, discrimination, and reverse-discrimination considerations.

Leander holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a J.D., from Howard University School of Law.

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