As a member of the Lippes Mathias Employment Practice Team, Andrew counsels private and public institutions on all matters involving local, state and federal employment laws. His experience includes advising clients on compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Fair Labor Standards Act; the New York Paid Family Leave Law; the New York Paid Sick Leave Law; the New York Human Rights Law and the New York Public Employees’ Fair Employment Act (Taylor Law). Andrew also regularly advises employers on legal issues involving discrimination and retaliation, leave and accommodation requests, employment contract disputes, agency investigations, and collective class actions and arbitration matters.
When necessary, Andrew represents clients in litigated matters before administrative agencies and federal and state courts. Andrew’s employment litigation experience includes representing employers in proceedings concerning harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, leave accommodations, minimum wage and overtime obligations, and employment contract disputes.
Andrew also has experience representing employers in connection with elections, hearings and other proceedings under the National Labor Relations Act and the Taylor law, and in negotiating union contracts. He also routinely conducts investigations into allegations of employee wrongdoing, including discrimination and harassment, and conducts management-training seminars and presentations.
- Successfully represented employer and company officers against allegations of unlawful sexual harassment in New York State Supreme Court.
- Served as counsel in connection with federal and state Department of Labor investigations into wage and hour compliance issues.
- Assisted Fortune 500 company with reduction in force and prepared related employment agreements.
- Successfully represented local school district in hearings before New York State Division of Human Rights and secured dismissal of all related claims of discrimination and harassment
- Audits and Litigation
- Corporate & Compliance Investigations
- Employment Agreements
- HR Training and Counseling
- Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Litigation
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration Compliance
- Restrictive Covenants
- Trade Secrets
- Wage and Hour
- Worker Classification
- Workplace Policies
- Canada-U.S. Cross Border
- Employment Litigation
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
- Canisius College, B.S., Magna Cum Laude
- Ohio Northern University College of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
- Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Emerging Business Leaders
- Erie County Bar Association
- Young Lawyer Committee, Executive Council
- New York State Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
Honors & Awards
- Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Upstate New York, Employment & Labor, 2020 - 2022
- Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award for Highest Ranking Graduate of Law School Graduating Class
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