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SCOTT H. CASHER is a partner in the Manhattan and Westchester offices of White and Williams LLP. He represents business entities, with respect to commercial matters; insurance coverage matters; and labor and employment matters, including Title IX claims; and in state and federal trial and appellate courts, at arbitrations and in mediations. Mr. Casher practices exclusively on the management side in the area of employment and labor law. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the New York State Bar Association, and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. Mr. Casher received his B.A. degree from Hampshire College and his J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law. (Latham and New Windsor locations)
JOANMARIE M. DOWLING is the founder and member of Dowling Law, PLLC. Ms. Dowling has extensive experience in advising and representing for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in corporate governance, labor and employment, and other corporate matters. She advises and represents both union and non-union employers regarding proactive employee relations and other labor relations matters, represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board on representation and unfair labor practice charges, and defends employers in employee grievances and arbitrations. She also provides proper labor practices training to managers and supervisors. Ms. Dowling prepares and reviews corporate policies and procedures, handbooks, and other guidance documents. She has successfully negotiated executive employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, leases, service agreements, and separation and settlement agreements. Ms. Dowling is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Society for Human Resource Management. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University. (Latham location)
ELIZABETH J. GROGAN is an attorney with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, where she practices in the area of general civil defense, primarily in cases involving toxic tort and medical/dental malpractice, with significant experience in labor law, professional malpractice and product liability. She began her career as a clerk with the Appellate Division Third Department, where she gained a unique perspective on the inner workings of the court, which gives her clients a distinct advantage. Ms. Grogan is a member of the New York State Bar Association and earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Maine. (Latham location)
SHAY A. HUMPHREY is special counsel in the Newburg office of the law firm of Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC. She practices primarily in connection with general corporate law and commercial transactions, with an emphasis in intellectual property and copyrights, trademarks and licensing agreements. Ms. Humphrey has extensive experience in medical services delivery law and regulation and government contracting process. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association and Women's Bar Association. Ms. Humphrey earned her B.A. degree from Vassar College and her J.D. degree from the University of Florida Law School. (New Windsor location)
SCOTT QUESNEL is an attorney with Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC. Mr. Quesnel's areas of practice include public and private sector labor and employment law and litigation. He focuses primarily on assisting employers traverse the difficult path towards achieving compliance with state and federal law. He works with clients to develop practices and policies that avoid many of the common pitfalls that trap employers. Mr. Quesnel also regularly practices before administrative agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, New York State Workers' Compensation Board, National Labor Relations Board, Public Employees Review Board, U.S. Education Department, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Occupational Safety & Health Commission. He is admitted to practice in New York; the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Mr. Quesnel is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He received his degrees from the State University of New York at Geneseo and Albany Law School. (Latham location)
LAURA MATLOW WONG-PAN is an attorney at Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. She practices in the areas of education, labor and employment law, and non-for-profit corporation law. Prior to joining the firm, she was an in-house attorney for Orange County Government (New York). Prior to relocating to the Hudson Valley, she was a union attorney with Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., in New York City and also worked as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, Region 2. Ms. Wong-Pan is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Labor and Employment and Municipal sections) and is on the Board of Directors of Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association and of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust. She earned her B.A. degree from Tufts University and her J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law. (New Windsor location)
KAREN L. ZDANIS is an attorney with Zdanis Law Firm, PLLC, where she focuses her practice on employment and labor law issues, representing both employers and employees in employment and corporate litigation. She has experience in successfully litigating commercial cases, collections cases, partnership disputes, and shareholder derivatives cases to trial from inception in state and federal courts. Ms. Zdanis provides advisory services including preparing employee handbooks and handling harassment investigations. She is active in alternative dispute resolution, successfully representing employers and employees in mediations sponsored by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal and state courts, or a number of private dispute resolution entities. Ms. Zdanis is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. She is admitted to the New Jersey and New York bars, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. Ms. Zdanis graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania and earned her J.D. degree from Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey. (New Windsor location)