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CRAIG M. ATLAS is an attorney with Ferrara Fiorenza P.C., where he devotes a substantial portion of his practice to employment and labor relations matters, including the representation of school districts and other public employers in proceedings before PERB. He counsels and represents public and private employers in court and before administrative agencies. Mr. Atlas also has extensive experience and background in the general representation of school districts and BOCES. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law sections of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, and is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association, the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, New York State Association of School Attorneys, New York State Association of Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs, and the Labor and Employment Relations Association. Mr. Atlas received his B.A. degree and a Master of Labor and Industrial Relations degree from Michigan State University; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
JOSEPH A. 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.
MICHAEL L. DODD is a partner with the law firm of Ferrara Fiorenza P.C. His practice focuses primarily on defending public and private sector employers in discrimination, wage and hour, labor relations, and other employment-related claims. Mr. Dodd is a member of the New York State and Onondaga County bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Oswego; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.
STEPHANIE H. FEDORKA is an attorney with Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, where she focuses her practice in labor and employment law matters, serving clients in both the public and private sector. Ms. Fedorka has experience in assisting clients with matters arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the New York Human Rights Law, among others. She also has experience in matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act and the Taylor Law. She also has experience with issues pertaining to New York and federal wage and hour laws and regulations. Ms. Fedorka is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. She is a member of the American Bar Association, CNY Women's Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and the William Herbert Johnson Bar Association. Ms. Fedorka earned her B.A. degree from the University of Rochester, her M.P.A. degree from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and her J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law.
DAVID M. FERRARA is an attorney with Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, where he assists employers in minimizing potential liability while managing challenging employee situations. This includes reductions-in-force and performance issues, as well as sensitive employee investigations. He represents both private and public employers in employment discrimination litigation, National Labor Relations Board and Public Employee Relations Board proceedings, labor arbitrations, union organizing campaigns and conflict resolution procedure. Mr. Ferrara is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He received his B.S. degree, cum laude, from Le Moyne College; his M.S.L.I.R., magna cum laude, from Michigan State University; and his J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law.
NICHOLAS J. FIORENZA is a managing partner with the law firm of Ferrara Fiorenza P.C., where he concentrates his practice in labor relations and employment law. Mr. Fiorenza is admitted to and has practiced before the New York state, federal district, and circuit courts, as well as federal and state administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, Public Employment Relations Board, National Labor Relations Board, and the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. He earned his B.A. degree from Binghamton University and his J.D. degree from George Washington University National Law Center.
NICHOLAS P. JACOBSON is an attorney with Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, where he defends employers in employment discrimination and retaliation matters before the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Mr. Jacobson also counsels employers on workplace issues such as discrimination and harassment complaints, drafting employment and separation agreements, and compliance with state and federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and OSHA regulations. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Jacobson received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Binghamton; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.
SHANNON T. O'CONNOR is a partner with Goldberg Segalla LLP, where she focuses her practice on municipal and governmental liability, professional liability, general liability, and matters involving employment and labor. In 2016, and after a rigorous application process that included peer review and a written examination, Ms. O'Connor was named a local government fellow of the prestigious International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that serves as a legal resource for local government attorneys. The IMLA Fellows program recognizes highly skilled attorneys practicing in the field of local government law. She also serves as IMLA's New York State co-chair. Ms. O'Connor is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ms. O'Connor is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Central New York Women's Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, and the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law.
SARAH E. RUHLEN is an attorney with the Satter Law Firm, PLLC, where she represents employees in race, sex, religion, national origin, color, age, disability, sexual orientation, TGNC, and other discrimination claims, as well as wage and hour, family leave, severance, non-competes, and other employment matters. Ms. Ruhlen also represents disability claimants before the Social Security Administration and in insurance appeals. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Pennsylvania. Ms. Ruhlen is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the New York State Women’s Bar Association (Central New York chapter). She received her J.D. degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she earned a joint degree in law and public affairs, specializing in public sector labor law.