Lippes Mathias Partners Amy Habib Rittling and Carol Heckman Named to Buffalo Business First 2020 Power 150 Women

July 29, 2020 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Business First announced today that Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman Partner and Labor & Employment Practice Team Leader Amy Habib Rittling and Partner and Indian Law Practice Team Co-Leader Carol Heckman were named to its 2020 Power 150 Women. Amy was also named to the Power 150 Women in 2018 and 2019.  

“I am always amazed by the talent, credentials and character of our team members,” said Kevin Cross, managing partner, Lippes Mathias. “Amy and Carol are outstanding attorneys and active stewards of our community. I congratulate them and all those honored for this recognition.”    

Amy concentrates her practice in employment and general business law and litigation. Her employment law experience includes counseling and advising employers on all aspects of employment relationships and employment practices and policies. She assists employers with self-audits and workplace investigations. Amy represents employers before administrative agencies including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Department of Labor, the New York State Department of Labor and other various state and local employment agencies. Amy sits on a number of community boards including Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, University at Buffalo Foundation, Zoological Society of Buffalo, Elmwood Franklin School, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Law Enforcement Foundation of WNY. 

With more than 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer and judge, Judge Carol Heckman (Ret.) has an active practice as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and conducts arbitrations in most major metropolitan areas with a particular concentration in New York City. In addition to arbitrations and mediations, Carol also engages in litigation counseling and trial work for an American Indian tribe, and a group of business clients providing representation in government investigations, complex commercial matters, taxation, and gaming. Carol was recently selected as a Fellow to the College of Commercial Arbitrators, an exclusive group of commercial arbitrators representing the best in the United States. Carol sits on the board of the Catholic Health System and is a former board member of the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo; American Lung Association, Western New York Chapter; and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.

About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman  

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 110 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany and New York, NY; Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Chicago, IL, Jacksonville, FL ; and Washington, D.C., the firm represents a wide range of clients, including individuals, publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, and governmental entities. 
Lippes Mathias is proud to be recognized year after year by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. 
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