Let us empower
you in the workplace.

Who We Are

An employment law attorney with over 20 years of experience, Irene Bassock honed her skills working for employers. She knows all of their tricks and strategies, and she’s on your side. Empower Legal Group strives to help employees navigate legal hurdles at work and advocate for them at all stages of their employment.

Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995
Gettysburg College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1990

Bar Admissions
New York

Court Admissions
First Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Past Experience

Irene Bassock has practiced labor & employment law for more than 20 years, providing legal counsel to clients in senior management and human resources positions. She is experienced at handling complicated employment disputes, overseeing investigations involving workplace misconduct, and negotiating the employment aspects of corporate transactions.

Irene’s prior career as in-house employment counsel for a Fortune 200 financial services company as well as her employment law practice advocating for employees, positions her to understand and advise clients on the nuanced legal risks affecting both employees and employers.


Irene’s experience includes a range of services that encompasses overseeing internal investigations, helping clients minimize risks associated with reductions in workforce, collaborating with enterprise-wide teams on transactions such as acquisitions, divestitures, and outsourcing, designing and implementing training for matters involving employment law, negotiating complex executive-level employment arrangements, and managing corporate immigration programs in the United States and abroad. Irene has honed her skills over the years, enabling her to develop best practices for the most complex employment-related issues.

Current Work

Irene sits on the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee of Bristol Hospital in Bristol, Connecticut. And, she is an active member of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association and Connecticut Bar Association.

How We Can Help


Workplace Negotiations

Wrongful Termination




Medical and Caregiver Leaves

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