Bond Elected Five New Members

January 3, 2017

(Syracuse, NY): Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2017, five attorneys have been elected as new members of the firm. The new members are Andrew D. Bobrek (Labor and Employment – Syracuse), Kerry W. Langan (Labor and Employment – Syracuse), Katherine S. McClung (Labor and Employment – Rochester), Tracy E. Miller (Health Care – New York City) and Erin S. Torcello (Labor and Employment – Buffalo). Each of the new members is an outstanding lawyer, has consistently performed at a high level, and possess the qualities the firm values.

Andrew D. Bobrek exclusively represents employers in all areas of labor and employment relations. He works with a diverse group of private and public sector employers, including small family businesses, school districts, large public companies, municipalities, not-for-profit service organizations, and renowned institutions of higher education. In his practice, Andy defends employers against claims of employment discrimination, workplace harassment and unlawful retaliation. He has defended employers in both federal and state court litigation, and in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR).

Kerry W. Langan represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment relations. She works closely with management and provides counsel on a variety of labor and employment-related matters, such as managing leaves of absence, compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws, workplace investigations, reductions-in-force, plant closings, policy development and review, employment agreements, separation agreements, labor arbitration, unfair labor practice charges and collective bargaining negotiations.

Katherine S. McClung counsels employers in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including addressing wage and hour issues, responding to claims of employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge and retaliation, drafting personnel policies and employee manuals, and dealing with unfair labor practice charges and collective bargaining issues. She represents clients in state and federal litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings and hearings before state and federal government agencies and boards.

Tracy E. Miller concentrates her practice on health care, corporate law and compliance. Tracy's clients have the benefit of her experience as outside counsel, former general counsel of a large health system and policy maker in seeking solutions to their business, legal, and strategic goals. She assists health care providers across the continuum of care to tackle the issues presented by the major transition underway in health care delivery, focusing on the legal and strategic challenges posed by new care delivery models - governance, corporate transactions, value-based payment and health care quality, corporate compliance, HIPAA, cybersecurity, complex contractual relationships, and federal and state health care reform.

Erin S. Torcello represents and counsels management, in the private and public sectors, in a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination and workplace harassment, wrongful discharge, civil rights litigation, layoffs, personnel policies, employee handbooks, labor arbitration, unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining and wage and hour issues. Erin regularly defends employers in claims brought under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the New York State Public Employees Fair Employment Act (the Taylor Law) and the New York State Human Rights Law.

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is a law firm with 265 lawyers serving individuals, companies and public sector entities in a broad range of practice areas. Bond has nine offices in New York State and offices in Naples, Florida and Overland Park, Kansas.