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RICHARD BURGER is an attorney with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, where he maintains a practice in commercial disputes, general liability cases, construction site/labor law cases and professional liability issues. In addition to these core areas, Mr. Burger has advised clients on matters related to nonprofit corporate governance, employment law, and intellectual property. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Burger received his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
NICHOLAS A. DEVYATKIN is an attorney with Tully Rinckey PLLC with experience in numerous areas of labor and employment law. Mr. Devyatkin represents employees and employers in federal, state and private employment law matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower actions, prohibited personnel actions, disability retirement applications and disciplinary matters, and wage and hour litigation. He also represents unions, and all of their institutional needs, including unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining negotiations, grievances and arbitrations. His work has included representation in New York state courts, federal district courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Federal Service Impasses Panel, and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Devyatkin is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He received his B.A. degree from Goucher College and his J.D. degree from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.
DAVID FALLON is an attorney with Tully Rinckey PLLC, where he practices in the areas of federal and private sector employment litigation. He also represents businesses in a wide range of matters, from simple non-competes and commercial claims, to complex federal litigation involving multi-million dollar contract disputes. Mr. Fallon is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School.
MICHAEL L. FOX is Assistant Professor of Business Law, and Pre-Law Advisor, at Mount Saint Mary College, in Orange County, New York, teaching courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs of the School of Business. Prof. Fox is admitted to practice in New York State, as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He previously worked as an associate in the litigation department of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP, in Manhattan; and thereafter, he was sequentially, an associate, senior counsel, and then partner, and the litigation managing attorney at Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP, in New York's Hudson Valley, where he practiced in the areas of federal practice, electronic discovery, employment and discrimination law, business entity disputes, property disputes, and estates litigation, as well as general civil litigation; and served as special counsel with the Hudson Valley firm of Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC. From February 2014 to November 2016, Prof. Fox served as deputy corporation counsel for the city of Port Jervis, and as special labor counsel for the city. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and Orange County Bar Association, and the NYSBA Executive Committee and House of Delegates. Prof. Fox earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Bucknell University, and his J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law, in New York City.
MELISSA N. KNAPP is an attorney with Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. She concentrates her legal practice on labor, employment and education law. A large portion of Ms. Knapp's practice involves collective bargaining in both the public and private sector, as well as labor management issues. She has been involved in various matters before the Commissioner of Education, the New York Division of Human Rights, and the Public Employment Relations Board. Ms. Knapp has also given presentations focusing on a variety of employment law and education law related issues. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the National Association of Colleges and Universities Attorneys. Ms. Knapp is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Connecticut. She earned her undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College and her J.D degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she was the notes and comments editor for the Connecticut Law Review.
SUSAN A. McLAUGHLIN is an attorney with Tully Rinckey PLLC, where she focuses her practice on labor and employment law. She has experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, ensuring compliance with labor laws and regulations, assisting with business planning and budgeting, and helping to complete commercial transactions. Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Ms. McLaughlin had her own law firm on Long Island, where she assisted with business formations and planning, commercial transactions, and employee relations and management. She previously worked as a deputy general counsel at a global employment agency, where she handled contracts, agreements, amendments, compliance, operations, human resources and employee issues. Ms. McLaughlin received her J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law in Florida and her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida.
ALLEN A. SHOIKHETBROD is an attorney with Tully Rinckey PLLC, where he is a First Chair Associate with extensive experience in federal, state and private employment law matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, qui tam and whistleblower actions, and disciplinary matters. He has represented clients before federal and state courts, as well as before administrative tribunals and agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Merit Systems Protection Board, U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs Disciplinary Appeals Board, New York State Department of Human Rights, New York State Department of Labor, and matters before the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. Mr. Shoikhetbrod also has comprehensive experience in civil litigation before state and federal courts, including Section 1983 actions consisting of constitutional deprivations, and actions involving landlord-tenant disputes, breach of contract and medical malpractice. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Shoikhetbrod received his J.D. degree from the City University of New York School of Law.
MONICA SKANES is an attorney with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, where she practices in the areas of agriculture/agribusiness, education, labor and employment law and litigation, arbitration and mediation. Ms. Skanes is admitted to practice in New York state, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of New York. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Skanes received her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School; and her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Ithaca College.
LAURA MATLOW WONG-PAN is the owner of the Law Office of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC, with offices in Poughkeepsie and New Paltz. Her practice focuses on employment and labor law, including union negotiations, wage and hour claims, discrimination/harassment, employment manuals, employment contracts, severance, executive compensation, investigations and workplace mediation. She is also a mediator certified by Part 146 of the Rules of the Unified Court System. Ms. Wong-Pan began her legal career as a Field Attorney at the NLRB and was formerly a partner with Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle LLP and an attorney for the Orange County Government. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association and the Wallkill Valley Land Trust. Ms. Wong-Pan earned her B.A. degree from Tufts University and her J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law.