Emily G. Hannigan is a partner in the Albany Office of Lippes Mathias. Ms. Hannigan practices in the areas of labor and employment law, with a focus on representing public sector labor unions in matters involving members’ terms and conditions of employment, including disciplinary arbitrations, contract grievance arbitrations, improper employer practices before the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, administrative hearings before the New York State Justice Center and the New York State Division of Human Rights, as well as related litigation matters in New York State and Federal courts. As part of the Public Sector Labor Team, she has counseled and trained hundreds of public employees and union leaders about their rights under the Taylor Law and their respective collective bargaining agreements.
Ms. Hannigan also counsels trade associations, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations in governance, operational, and employment-related matters, as well as advocacy before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies.   
Before joining Lippes Mathias, Ms. Hannigan represented individuals in claims for personal injuries in New York State and Federal courts. While in law school, Ms. Hannigan gained valuable experience as part of the University at Buffalo Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program.

  • New York

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008

Professional Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association

Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2023
  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers®, Rising Star, 2017-2023

Community Involvement
  • Kenmore East High School Mock Trial Team, Attorney Advisor, 2015-2016
  • Lawyers for Learning, Buffalo Elementary School 18, Mentor, 2015
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School Trial Technique Program, Teaching Assistant, 2012-2013
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