Hilary is a labor and employment law attorney who represents and counsels employers in the public and private sectors in all areas of labor and employment law, including:

  • discrimination and workplace harassment
  • workplace investigations
  • union grievances
  • unfair labor practice charges
  • employment contracts and severance agreements
  • employee discipline and discharge
  • personnel policies
  • labor arbitrations
  • layoffs
  • disciplinary proceedings

She regularly negotiates collective bargaining agreements and represents public employers in Civil Service Law Section 75 hearings, Education Law Section 3020-a disciplinary hearings, discrimination claims, employment litigation and unfair labor practice proceedings before Federal and State agencies and courts.

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  • Listed in:
    • New York Metro Super Lawyers 2018-2020®, New York Metro Rising Star, Employment & Labor
  • 2021 Who's Who in Women in Professional Services, Long Island Business News
  • 2020 Outstanding Women in Law, Hofstra University
  • 2020 Top 50 Women in Business, Long Island Business News
  • 2016 Millennial Awards Honoree, Long Island Business News
  • Notes & Comments Editor, Labor & Employment Law Journal
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Education Law Committee; Labor and Employment Committee

  • COVID-19 Labor Issues as School Personnel Return to Work, Long Island Association of School Personnel Administrators, Part 1: July 29, 2020; Part 2, August 5, 2020
  • Hilary McHugh & Anthony J. Graniere, "Are You In or Are You Out? The Effect of a Prior Criminal Conviction on Bar Admission & A Proposed National Standard," 26 Hofstra Lab. & Emp. L.J. 223, 2008

  • An Interview with Suzanne Messer and Hilary Moreira, Bond Women's Initiative, Legally Bond Podcast, March 13, 2023
  • Operating in the COVID-19 Environment: NYS Paid Leave, Vaccine Exemptions (Religious & Medical) and APPR, Long Island Association of School Personnel Administrators, October 7, 2021
  • Farm Laborers’ Right to Unionize: What to Expect if Your Farm Laborers Petition to Unionize, New York Farm Bureau, July 28, 2021 
  • Farm Labor 102: Guidance on the New Legislation in New York, New York Farm Bureau, July 30, 2020
  • Employee Retention & Development: Creating a Diverse and Happy Staff, B.E.V. NY Business Day, Rochester, NY, February 26, 2020
  • Marijuana in the Workplace, Association of Towns 2020 Annual Meeting & Training School, New York, NY February 18, 2020
  • Legal Update for School Personnel Administrators, Orange-Ulster BOCES, February 11, 2020
  • Farm Laborers’ Right to Unionize: How Employers Can Stay Out of Trouble & Avoid Unfair Labor Practices, New York Farm Bureau, December 4, 2019 
  • Farm Labor 101: An Introduction to the New Legislation in New York, New York Farm Bureau, October 24, 2019
  • The Impact of Janus on Public Employers, Employees and Unions, 2019 NY Association of Towns Annual Meeting, February 19, 2019