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Laura counsels hospitals, long term care providers, physician practice groups, medical device manufacturers, home health agencies and other health care providers with respect to all aspects of labor and employment law.

She has represented health care clients before the New York State Division of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Laura has also represented health care clients in arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements, counseled employers with respect union organizing campaigns, assisted with mergers and acquisitions of health care organizations, and provided management training for health care administrators and supervisors. She is a frequent lecturer and has authored and co-authored articles on a range of legal topics affecting the health care industry.

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Education Law; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2010-2022 (listed for more than 10 years)
      • Lawyer of the Year - Syracuse Labor Law - Management, 2019
      • Lawyer of the Year - Syracuse, Employment Law - Management, 2017; 2014
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Employment and Labor, 2021
    • Chambers USA 2021, Labor and Employment
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • Syracuse Law Review Alumni Achievement Award, 2021
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section of the Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Order of the Coif

  • 2021 Legislative Update, CNY SHRM Annual Conference, June 10, 2021
  • Valuing Women’s Work, Onondaga County Bar Association, April 21, 2021
  • 2020: The Most Challenging Year, CNY SHRM Annual Conference, Keynote Speech, September 29, 2020 
  • Recruiting & Hiring in a Remote Work World, CenterState CEO, June 10, 2020
  • Legal Questions in the Modern Workplace, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Winter Conference 2020, January 27, 2020
  • Ethical Considerations in Employment Discrimination Cases, Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2018, Practising Law Institute, June 18, 2018
  • Sexual Harassment: What Management Needs to Know in the Current Cultural and Legal Climate, Management by Menu #partnerinchange, 2018 Maines Food Show, May 15, 2018
  • Interviewed in “Preventing Sexual Harassment: A Way Forward,” Connect NY, produced by WCNY, January 29, 2018
  • Panel Member, Sticky Issues in Faculty Discrimination - Legal Update and Practice Pointers, NACUA CLE Workshop, March 30, 2017
  • ADA/Section 504, Employment Law Alliance Webinar, September 22, 2015
  • Employment Law Update, Central New York Society for Human Resource Management, January 27, 2015

  • Quoted in “‘Ugly’ Policy Alleged at NBC: Only Beautiful People Need Apply,” HR Today, August 8, 2017
  • "New NYC Rules For Accommodating Pregnant Employees Take Effect," HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, January 2014
  • Harshbarger, "Employer Liability for Supervisor Harassment, After Ellerth and Faragher," Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, Vol. 6, Spring 1999, No. 1

  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Past Board Member