Expertise DescriptionWith over 30 years' experience in labor and employment law, my areas of focus include investigation procedures, harassment, sensitivity, conflict management, diversity, effective hiring, disciplinary action and other workforce policies and practices. I have prior experience offering my services as a labor and employment law expert witness.
Areas of Expertise
My consulting experience includes: conducting investigations into complaints of workplace misconduct; providing guidance to employers concerning sound personnel practices and procedures; conducting annual live anti-harassment/sensitivity training for an international law firm; providing one-on-one coaching to employees following investigations; making presentations, serving on discussion panels and writing articles on employment-related topics.
My professional experience includes working as a Senior Counsel and providing advice to corporate clients with respect to various labor and employment-related issues, including reductions in force, leaves of absence, and other complex matters. I also have experience drafting and revising key documents, i.e. handbooks, employment and separation agreements, and training manuals, and keeping clients up-to-date on developments in the law.
I am an attorney licensed to practice in New York State with over 30 years experience in employment law matters. I worked for over 23 years of my career at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the largest transit agency in the United States. The MTA employs over 45,000 employees serving in public transit positions in New York City and its surrounding areas. Many of those employees are in customer facing jobs. I defended the MTA in cases involving claims of negligent hiring and supervision as well as assault and battery. I have conducted training of employees in customer service positions, instructing them on interacting with customers in a respectful manner.
I have experience with PTSD and research in the area of companion animals.
|J.D.||Concentration in Labor Law||Tulane Law School|
|B.A.||English Literature||Northwestern University|
Licensed attorney in the State of New York
Admitted in the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York