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RANDY P. GLASSER is a member of the firm of Guercio & Guercio, LLP, which presently maintains offices in Farmingdale and Latham, New York. Before joining the firm, she held the position of staff attorney at Long Island Advocacy and Long Island Advocates, Inc. She has presented numerous workshops for members of school administration and personnel on topics such as bullying, sexual harassment, special education, parliamentary issues, student discipline, FERPA, HIPAA, and student residency. Ms. Glasser has served as an associate professor at Adelphi University, and adjunct professor at Hofstra University and Long Island University. In addition, she was appointed arbitrator on various matters before the American Arbitration Association, New York Stock Exchange and National Association of Securities Dealers. Ms. Glasser concentrates on various aspects of representing municipalities; including school districts, libraries, water districts, and fire districts. She has lectured on special education issues and bullying at the Annual School Law Conference held by the Suffolk & Nassau Academies of Law, and at legal clinics held at Hofstra University; on bullying at the Practicing Law Institute; and on FERPA and special education issues for National Business Institute. Ms. Glasser has trained arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. She graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law. Ms. Glasser is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She served as the chairperson of the Education Law Committee at the Nassau County Bar Association from 2008 to 2011, and in October of 2011, commenced a two year term as a board trustee for the Nassau County Supreme Court Library.
JOSEPH LILLY received his J.D. degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 1992 and his B.A. degree from Fordham University in 1989. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Lilly served as an assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office from 1992 to 1996, where he prosecuted numerous criminal cases involving a variety of criminal charges. In 1997, he entered private practice in Melville, New York, where he worked on behalf of a number of insurance carriers investigating and litigating cases involving insurance fraud, and defended personal injury law suits. From 1999 until 2008, Mr. Lilly maintained a solo practice, working in the area of criminal defense. He has tried many cases in both the criminal and civil courts. Since joining Frazer & Feldman, LLP, in 2008, he has handled a wide variety of cases involving student discipline, student residency issues, staff discipline and general litigation. Mr. Lilly conducts more than 100 student discipline hearings a year and has successfully handled the defense of numerous appeals of discipline matters to the Commissioner of Education. He also counsels our school district clients at manifestation determinations. Mr. Lilly has co-authored with partner, Laura Ferrugiari, an article published in the Nassau Lawyer, the Nassau County Bar Association monthly newsletter, entitled “Executive Sessions and the Open Meetings Law” (November 2014).
TIMOTHY MAHONEY is a partner in the law firm of Frazer & Feldman, LLP, where he practices in the areas of special education matters, including impartial hearings and appeals, and attends Section 504 and CSE meetings, student discipline, and manifestation determination hearings. Mr. Mahoney is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York, as well as the Federal Court in the Eastern and Southern districts of New York. He received his J.D. degree from City University School of Law and his B.A. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
ALYSON MATHEWS represents employers and school districts in education, labor and employment law matters. She has assisted municipal clients with grievance arbitrations, improper practice charges before PERB, disciplinary charges, contract negotiations, compulsory and voluntary interest arbitrations, fact finding proceedings, and legislative determinations. Ms. Mathews has comprehensive knowledge of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers, including implementation strategies and best personnel practices and procedures. She has frequently lectured on these topics. Ms. Mathews also has experience with student disciplinary hearings, appeals to the Commissioner of Education and special education law. She has been featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services and Who’s Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law. Ms. Mathews was named in Super Lawyers as a 2017 Rising Star. She is actively involved in the NYSBA and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section as the co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee. She is a co-editor of NYSBA’s second edition of Impasse Resolution under the Taylor Law. Ms. Mathews is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association. She received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Boston College. While at Brooklyn Law School, she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and the Journal of Law and Policy. She participated in the 2003 National First Amendment Moot Court Competition where she placed as a semifinalist. Ms. Mathews also served as the coach of the 2004 First Amendment Moot Court team, notes and comments editor for the Journal of Law and Policy, and editor of the Brooklyn Law School News.