Jesse A. Langer is a Shareholder in the Firm’s New Haven office who practices in the areas of utilities, administrative proceedings, real estate development, commercial litigation and employment. Mr. Langer appears regularly before various administrative agencies, representing clients in application and petition proceedings, as well as those intervening in such proceedings. He has significant experience handling siting and land use matters, particularly before the Connecticut Siting Council ("Council"). Mr. Langer has successfully navigated clients through the permitting process for telecommunications facilities and renewable energy facilities.
Mr. Langer represents public service companies concerning a variety of regulatory and legal matters. He also represents private power producers through the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection selection process, the negotiation of power purchase agreements, the regulatory process before the Public Utility Regulatory Authority, the Council and post-compliance matters. Mr. Langer also represents telecommunications providers and tower companies in the negotiation, acquisition and implementation of wireless telecommunications facilities. He represents such providers and companies before the Council, municipal boards and commissions. Additionally, Mr. Langer represents clients in all phases of land use and development and provides counsel on issues related to zoning representation and compliance. He is accredited as a LEED Green Associate by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Mr. Langer represents individual and corporate clients in a variety of matters including contract disputes, real property litigation and construction disputes. Mr. Langer also handles all types of employment matters including discrimination and breach of contract claims, as well as negotiating severance agreements and other employment agreements. He has also mediated employment and complex commercial litigation matters.
Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Langer clerked for the Honorable Ellen Ash Peters, retired Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, at the Connecticut Appellate Court. He also served as a research clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court, and interned for the Honorable Dominic J. Squatrito, District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut.
Mr. Langer is admitted to practice in Connecticut, the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Connecticut and New Haven Bar Associations. Mr. Langer is also a graduate of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s Leadership Greater Bridgeport Program. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, as well as the Grants and Allocations Committee for the Federation, and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Milford.
Mr. Langer received his B.A. in 1996 from Wesleyan University and his J.D. in 2001 from the University of Connecticut School of Law. During law school, he served as a lead articles editor for the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal and published two articles: Combating Discriminatory Insurance Practices: Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 6 CONN. INS. L.J. 435 (2000) and Symposium Introduction: Deciphering Posner's Insurance Jurisprudence, 7 CONN. INS. L.J. 1 (2001).
Mr. Langer was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Connecticut for 2013 and 2014.