Ms. Pennetta focuses her practice on representing various public sector labor unions. Her practice involves defending union members in disciplinary proceedings and arbitrations, negotiating settlements, filing contract grievances, handling improper practices before the New York Public Employment Relations Board, as well as advising union members on policy and legal compliance. She also represents union members in administrative hearings before the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs and has assisted clients with matters before the New York State Division of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Before working in the labor and employment field, Ms. Pennetta practiced insurance defense litigation in New York and New Jersey, including working closely with an insurance company’s Special Investigations Unit conducting various insurance fraud investigations. She also more recently practiced law in Burlington, Vermont where she worked in the firm’s litigation group and defended a variety of both New York and Vermont-based clients before New York State and Federal courts.
Early on in her legal career Ms. Pennetta represented banks in creditor/debtor matters, and more recently handled commercial loan closings while representing banks, business owners, private individuals and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
- New York
- New Jersey
- Pace University School of Law, Ranking Scholar, 1997
- Lehigh University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1994
- New York State Bar Association
- Albany County Bar Association
- Mentor Connector Program, 2013-Present