Technology Legal Risks, Best Practices and Policies to Avoid Liability
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JACOB S. FELDMAN is a founding partner in the Garden City law firm of Frazer & Feldman. He received his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. degree (cum laude) from Brooklyn College. He is admitted to practice law in the state courts of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit and the Federal Circuit courts of appeals, and the Southern and Eastern district courts of New York. Since 1987, he has served public school districts as general counsel. He has handled the defense of public school districts in major federal and state litigation involving civil rights, age, race, disability and sexual discrimination matters; sexual harassment complaints; special education matters; and appeals to the Appellate Division, First and Second Departments, the New York State Court of Appeals and to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He has handled the successful defense of dozens of impartial hearings and appeals to the SRO and federal courts on behalf of school districts. Mr. Feldman is a frequent speaker in various special education law programs, speaking on topics, including "Developing a Bulletproof IEP," student discipline, preparation for and defense of impartial hearings and Section 504 in New York, conducted by the Nassau-Suffolk Academies of Law, NYSSBA, LIASEA, the Council of New York Special Education Administrators, St. John's University, and many of our school district clients. He is the author of "Read All About It," a monthly compilation of special education cases appearing in the "Attorney’s Corner" of Frontline's Directors' Website. He has been recognized annually by Pulse magazine as one of Long Island's Top Legal Eagles in the field of education law since 2010, and by New York Magazine as a Legal Leader - New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers annually since 2013.
MARA N. HARVEY is counsel at Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, and works in the firm’s trusts and estates and education, labor and municipal departments. Ms. Harvey has lectured on education law issues at conferences sponsored by the Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law, as well as the New York State School Attorneys Association and the Long Island Attendance Professionals and Teachers Association. She has been listed in Long Island Business News' "Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services." She received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Binghamton University and her law degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, where she was notes and comments editor of the Law Review and a member of Phi Alpha Delta and the Order of the Coif. Ms. Harvey was a summer associate at Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, in 2002. She is admitted to the New York State Bar Association, and is a member of the Education Law Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association and is a past co-chair of the committee.
PAUL J. MARGIOTTA is the founder of the Margiotta Law Firm. He began his practice as a sole practitioner and has been in practice since February of 2003. Mr. Margiotta concentrates his practice on state and federal civil litigation in areas such as personal injury, civil rights, education, employment and municipal law, while also serving as town attorney for the town of Babylon. He received a B.A. degree in criminal justice/behavioral science from The New York Institute of Technology and received the Criminal Justice Award. Mr. Margiotta was enrolled in the dual degree program at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and Dowling College, receiving a Masters in Business Administration and Juris Doctor upon completion. He graduated, cum laude, from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and magna cum laude from Dowling College. He is admitted to practice in all New York state courts and in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.
LAUREN SCHNITZER is an attorney at Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, where she concentrates her practice on education, labor and municipal law, and civil litigation. She serves as general and labor counsel to the firm’s school district, BOCES and other municipal clients, and as special education counsel to school districts. She also represents management in public and private sector labor and employment matters, including workplace investigations, discipline, contract negotiations and grievance arbitrations. Ms. Schnitzer represents public and private sector clients in all phases of civil litigation in state and federal court and in administrative matters, including before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, the New York State Education Department, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. She has lectured at programs sponsored by the Nassau and Queens County bar associations, and has been the author of articles for the Nassau Lawyer, the Suffolk Lawyer and On Board, a publication of the New York State School Boards Association. She was an assistant chapter editor for the Second Edition of the American Bar Association’s treatise, Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration. Ms. Schnitzer received her undergraduate degrees from Binghamton University and her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. While in law school, she was an editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and served as a judicial intern for Justice Kenneth A. Davis of the Nassau County Supreme Court. Ms. Schnitzer is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars and the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern districts of New York.
ALYSSA L. ZUCKERMAN is an attorney at Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, whose practice focuses on representing employers in both the public and private sectors in labor, employment and education law matters. Ms. Zuckerman has experience in public and private sector collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, interest arbitrations, employee disciplinary proceedings, unemployment insurance hearings and matters before the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). She has presented for the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), at Cardozo Law School, and for the Long Island Labor and Employment Relations Association (LI LERA). In addition, Ms. Zuckerman has guest lectured at Hofstra Law School and SUNY Old Westbury. She is also a chapter author of the 2017 Edition of Public Sector Labor and Employment Law. Ms. Zuckerman received her law degree from St. John’s and her undergraduate degree from New York University, and is admitted to the New York State Bar Association. She currently serves as the vice president of the FDNY Firefighter John F. McNamara Foundation (also known as The Johnny Mac Foundation), on the Board of Directors of the St. John’s Law School Alumni Association, on the Board of Advisors for the St. John’s Law School’s Center for Labor and Employment Law, as a board member of the LI LERA, and on the Executive Committee of the NYSBA Labor and Employment Law Section as chair of the Membership Committee. Ms. Zuckerman is also a member of the American Bar Association. She volunteers as a coach for the St. John’s Law School’s American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition team.
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