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Sharon N. Berlin is a partner with Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, where she represents management in private and public sector labor and employment law matters, including advice on day-to-day labor and employment law issues, investigations, disciplinary proceedings, arbitrations, collective bargaining, and federal and state court litigation. She also serves as general counsel to school districts. Ms. Berlin is the immediate past chair of the New York State Bar Association's Local and State Government Law Section. Ms. Berlin earned her B.S. degree, with honors, from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations; and her J.D. degree, with honors, from George Washington University National Law Center.
Joseph DeTraglia is a sole practitioner with Joseph A. DeTraglia, Esq., P.C., in Utica, New York. Mr. DeTraglia has practiced labor and employment law for nearly 25 years and has served as a hearing officer for a state labor relations agency during his career. He represents a wide variety of employers including large and small businesses, nonprofits, and public entities in both unionized and non-unionized settings. His law practice also includes the representation of employees in labor and employment cases. Mr. DeTraglia serves as a past president of the Oneida County Bar Association and as chairperson of the Mohawk Valley Society for Human Resource Management’s Legislative Committee. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Section on Labor & Employment Law, the Oneida County Bar Association, and the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. Mr. DeTraglia earned his B.S. degree from Cornell University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University.
Christopher Shishko is a partner with Guercio & Guercio, LLP. Mr. Shishko's areas of concentration are in education law, municipal law, general counsel & compliance, labor & employment law, construction law and litigation. Mr. Shishko regularly advises municipal clients on the legal implications of various financial matters including the application of the tax cap, the impact of payments-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOTS) on school district budgeting procedures, the effect of tax certiorari proceedings, and the interpretation of various statutes which affect municipal finances. In addition, he advises clients with regard to legal compliance in procurement practices, competitive bidding, and awarding contracts under the General Municipal Law. Mr. Shishko also regularly presents to school boards, administrators, school employees, and outside practitioners on education-related legal compliance. Mr. Shishko also serves as a village prosecutor in the Village of Malverne. He earned his B.A. degree from State University of New York, Stony Brook and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Touro Law Center.
Jeremy Shockett is a shareholder with Anderson Kill P.C. Mr. Shockett is a member of the firm's White Collar Crime, Government Enforcement, Internal Investigation and White Collar Defense and Corporate and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Prior to joining Anderson Kill, he was Deputy Secretary for Public Safety for the Office of the Governor of New York, a state Cabinet position in which he managed the Governor's public safety and homeland security priorities, overseeing eight agencies with a workforce of over 35,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $5 billion. He was also the Co-Chair of the New York State Cyber-Security Advisory Board. Mr. Shockett earned his B.A. degree from University of Florida and his J.D. degree, with honors, from The National Law Center at George Washington University.
Jacob H. Zoghlin is a partner with The Zoghlin Group and Chairs the firm's Cannabis Law practice group. His practice focuses on environmental, zoning, land use, cannabis, energy, & municipal law. He counsels individuals, businesses, & municipalities, and helps them resolve their issues by advocating, educating, advising, & litigating on their behalf. In his municipal practice, Mr. Zoghlin provides special counsel services to municipal boards, and advises clients on a wide range of procedural and legal issues. His practice also focuses on ensuring government entities comply with the law, and has included litigation related to New York's Administrative Procedure Act, Freedom of Information Law, and Open Meetings Law. In his zoning and land use practice, he works on matters involving site plan, incentive zoning, special local approvals/permits, variances, and other real estate development applications. Mr. Zoghlin has prosecuted and argued Article 78 proceedings in New York State trial and appellate courts, advised public and private sector clients on the State Environmental Quality Review Act, and worked with clients on environmental and land use regulations. In his cannabis law practice, he helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses the right way by navigating them through complex state and local requirements, advising them on license applications to the New York State Cannabis Control Board, assisting them with statutory and regulatory compliance, and helping them identify social equity benefits available under the Marihuana Regulations and Taxation Act. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Cannabis Law Section, Local Government Committee, chair) and Monroe County Bar Association. Mr. Zoghlin blogs on legal issues, and has lectured on, and participated as a panelist for, continuing legal education courses. He earned his B.A. degree from Haverford College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law.
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