Iskra Bonanno focuses her practice on counseling and representing public and private sector employers in a wide range of issues related to the workplace, including:


  • Developing and implementing effective employment policies, and ensuring compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws.

  • Issues relating to leave, including compliance with the ADA and the FMLA.

  • EEOC and New York State Division of Human Rights Investigations.

  • Defending national and regional employers charged with discrimination and/or harassment on account of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected class status.

  • Defending employers faced with breach of contract or wrongful discharge claims.

  • Defending employers against individual and collective claims concerning wage and hour matters.

  • Advising employers concerning civil rights, immigration law, and labor-management relations.


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Dave Kresock advises both private and public sector employers regarding all areas of labor relations and employment law, in both union and non-union environments.

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Julia Green Sewruk concentrates her practice in the areas of higher education and labor and employment law. She counsels a variety of clients—such as higher education institutions, municipalities, large and small corporations, and individuals—on legal compliance, litigation, and dispute resolution.

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As chair of the Firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice group, Paul counsels clients of all sizes in a wide range of industries concerning all aspects of pre-breach preparation and risk management, including security and vulnerability assessments, policy and procedure review, breach response planning and drills, as well as board and management education on cyber risk issues. After the breach, Paul, his team, and the team’s professional consultants provide a full array of breach coach and response services, including breach response and remediation, crisis management and communication, internal and governmental investigations, breach notification, and potential litigation or regulatory action.

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Luke focuses his practice on helping employers solve problems relating to managing employees while navigating applicable labor and employment laws. He works closely with employers of all sizes and across industries to proactively avoid litigation by implementing best practices with respect to employment law compliance, including state and federal leave laws, wage and hour laws and discrimination and whistle-blower statutes. Where litigation cannot be avoided, Luke represents management in agency charges and employment-related federal and state litigation, including cases involving wrongful discharge, discrimination, wage and hour obligations, covenants not-to-compete, family and medical leave issues and compliance with the National Labor Relations Act.

Luke regularly speaks to various professional, civic and employer groups regarding recent developments in employment law. He is also a contributing editor of the cumulative supplements of the American Bar Association’s treatise, The Fair Labor Standards Act and West Publishing’s treatise, Advising Small Businesses.

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