Dan Livingston is an attorney who has been a labor and progressive activist in three states -- New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A life-time member of the United Auto Workers Union, Dan is the product of the marriage of a Union President, and a Social Worker, who boasts of being on picket lines before he could walk. Dan worked for two years as a Union organizer before entering Yale Law School in 1979. He graduated in 1982, and has since been admitted to the Connecticut and Federal district court bars, as well as the to the bar of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
He has extensive experience in labor and employment law including arbitrations, and litigation before the State Labor Relations Board, the National Labor Relations Board, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities, the Connecticut Superior Court, the U.S. District Court, the Connecticut Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Dan also serves as chief negotiator in contract negotiations, and lead advocate in interest arbitrations, including the successful effort of State Employee Unions to secure health and pension benefits for domestic partners of the state's gay and lesbian employees. In 2002 and 2003, Dan served as the Chief Negotiator for the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), as it fought to fend of then-Governor John Rowland’s decimation of public services and his layoff of nearly 3000 state workers.