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Laura was named Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by Best Lawyers in America® for management-side employment law in the Syracuse area. She continues to be listed in Best Lawyers in America® and New York Super Lawyers®. 

Laura strives to be actively engaged with her clients, taking the time to understand each organization’s unique needs and goals, and providing tailored, practical advice.

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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