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  • Of Counsel at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • New York City et périphérie, États-Unis
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  • Professional Experience

    2012 - Present
    Law Practice
    2009 - Present
    Manage and monitor the Company’s employment litigation nationwide, as well as its federal and state agency docket, which includes supervision of outside counsel and attendance at mediations, court conferences, trials and meetings as necessary; provide daily advice and counsel to Human Resources representatives and management nationwide on employment matters; monitor developments in federal, state and local employments law and provide guidance and training to Human Resources representatives and management; draft settlement agreements and voluntary separation agreements; and review and revise independent contractor agreements and employment-related vendor agreements; provide guidance on non-compete, non-solicit and confidentiality issues; assist Human Resources representatives in drafting, reviewing and interpreting corporate policies.
    2002 - Present
    Provide advice and counsel to HR representatives and management regarding various employment-related issues such as corrective action, leaves of absence, policy interpretation, reasonable accommodations, unemployment and workers' compensation issues and employment laws, including but not limited to Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA and FMLA.Conduct investigations into employee and customer complaints of discrimination.Review and negotiate commercial and employment agreements and releases, as well as severance/separation packages. Litigate in New York and New Jersey courts with respect to employment discrimination, breach of contract, restrictive covenant, commercial and real state issues.Regularly handle discrimination complaints on behalf of employers which includes making appearances before administrative agencies throughout the United States.Conduct diversity, employment discrimination and ADA training; and draft employee handbooks, policies and procedures.
    2002 - 2004
    Originally retained on a temporary basis to assist with an employment litigation project from August to October 2002. Upon completion of the project an offer of permanent, part-time employment was extended and accepted. Investigated complaints of employment and housing discrimination. Litigation experience in the areas of restrictive covenants, employment discrimination, environmental law and corporate law. Handled complaints filed with state agencies.
    2001 - 2002
    Handled complaints filed with state and federal agencies.Litigation experience covering labor and employment issues. Investigated complaints of employment discrimination and harassment.
    2001 - 2001
    The Amazing RaceParticipated in a reality television show which aired on CBS in Fall 2001 and depicted 11 teams of two people racing around the world for a one million dollar prize.Traveled to various countries including but not limited to South Africa, Zambia, France, Tunisia, Italy and India.
    1997 - 2000
    Provided advice and counsel to senior management in the resolution of employee relations and policy interpretation issues to ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.Litigation experience covering labor and employment and commercial issues.Investigated internal complaints of inappropriate workplace behavior by managers and employees
    1994 - 1997
    Analyzed legal issues and drafted memoranda in the area of traditional labor and employment law and employment discrimination litigation.Handled corporate immigration matters.
    1993 - 1993
    Researched various corporate, labor, health care and general litigation issues and drafted legal memoranda to attorneys and clients.Conducted seminars for local area hospitals on union organization.
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  • Educational Background

    1992 - 1995

    Extra-activity: Fordham Urban Law Journal — Associate EditorFordham Moot Court BoardBlack Law Students Association — Secretary of External Affairs Cardozo Moot Court Competition — Bench Team

    1988 - 1992

    Extra-activity: Faculty Cup Presentation — Award for Academic Excellence 1992National Communication Honor Society 1991-1992Peer Advising ProgramWomen's Basketball

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