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ALEXANDRA BERKE is an attorney in the law firm of Berke-Weiss Law PLLC, where she practices in the areas of employment law and health law. Ms. Berke litigates and provides advice and counsel on sex harassment and discrimination cases, including pregnancy, disability, race and gender discrimination. She also provides advice and counsel regarding health insurance and COBRA eligibility for employees and employers. Ms. Berke earned her B.A. degree from Cornell University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Fordham Law School. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association (member, Health Law Committee), Dutchess County Bar Association, Mid-Hudson Valley Women's Bar Association, and the New York Women's Bar Association. (Albany and Newburgh locations)
ROY W. BREITENBACH is a partner/director in the firm of Garfunkel Wild, P.C., where he is co-chair of the firm's litigation and arbitration group. Mr. Breitenbach's practice predominantly focuses on representing healthcare providers, business entities, and individuals involved in antitrust or other disputes with competitors, "business divorces," complex commercial and real estate disputes, healthcare reimbursement disputes, and will contests. Through the years, Mr. Breitenbach has tried (both jury and non-jury) and arbitrated numerous matters involving antitrust, restrictive covenant, exclusive contract, business dissolution and liquidation, employment disputes, breach-of-contract, breach-of-fiduciary duty, real estate, commercial, medical staff privilege, civil rights, trusts and estates, and bankruptcy issues. He also has written and lectured to other lawyers extensively on trial practice, evidence, and civil litigation issues. Mr. Breitenbach earned his B.A. degree from St. John's University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from St. John's Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; the United States District courts for the Eastern, Southern, Northern, and Western districts of New York; and the District of Connecticut; as well as all New York and Connecticut state courts. (Albany and Newburgh locations)
RICHARD T. CAHILL JR. is an associate attorney with Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP. Mr. Cahill handles workers' compensation and volunteer firefighter benefits cases for the firm. He received his undergraduate degree from Mount Saint Mary College and earned his J.D. degree from Albany Law School. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and in the United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York. Mr. Cahill previously served as the representative for the Ulster County Bar Association in the House of Delegates for the New York State Bar Association. (Newburgh location)
SCOTT H. CASHER is a partner in the Manhattan and Westchester offices of White and Williams LLP. He represents business entities with respect to commercial matters, insurance coverage matters, and labor and employment matters, including Title IX claims, and in state and federal trial and appellate courts, at arbitrations and in mediations. Mr. Casher practices exclusively on the management side in the area of employment and labor law. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the New York State Bar Association, and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. Mr. Casher received his B.A. degree from Hampshire College and his J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law. (Albany and Newburgh locations)
SHAY A. HUMPHREY is special counsel in the Newburgh office of the law firm of Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC. She practices primarily in connection with general corporate law and commercial transactions with an emphasis in intellectual property and copyrights, trademarks and licensing agreements. Ms. Humphrey has extensive experience in medical services delivery law and regulation and government contracting process. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association and Women's Bar Association. Ms. Humphrey earned her B.A. degree from Vassar College and her J.D. degree from the University of Florida Law School. (Newburgh location)
DAVID J. MAHONEY is a partner in the law firm of SilvermanAcampora LLP, where he is a member of the Employment Law Group and Litigation Group. As a member of the Employment Law Group, Mr. Mahoney works closely with the firm's clients, taking a proactive approach to employer/employee relations, from hiring procedures and employee policies, to internal audits of wage and hour procedures, discrimination, discipline and separation policies. Mr. Mahoney also regularly represents local businesses, victims of fraud, and court-appointed fiduciaries in a wide range of federal court matters. He has worked extensively with federal authorities and engaged in long term investigations of Ponzi schemes, director and officer malfeasance in publicly traded companies and mortgage fraud rings. He also represents the victims of fraud in their individual capacity, whether as creditors seeking to recoup their losses, or as targets of "claw back" litigation. Mr. Mahoney graduated with honors from Seton Hall University School of Law, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Labor and Employment Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. (Albany and Newburgh locations)
MATTHEW R. MEAD is managing partner of Stockton, Barker & Mead, LLP, in Troy, where he focuses his practice on workers' compensation and labor and employment law. He received his B.A. degree from LeMoyne College and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University. Mr. Mead is a member of the New York State Bar Association (member, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Workers' Compensation Law Division). (Albany location)
MONICA SKANES is an attorney with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, where she practices in the areas of agriculture/agribusiness, education, labor and employment law and litigation, arbitration and mediation. Ms. Skanes is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District courts for the Northern and Southern districts of New York. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Skanes received her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School and her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Ithaca College. (Albany location)
LAURA MATLOW WONG-PAN is the owner of the Law Office of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC, with offices in Poughkeepsie and New Paltz. Her practice focuses on employment and labor law, including union negotiations, wage and hour claims, discrimination/harassment, employment manuals, employment contracts, severance, executive compensation, investigations and workplace mediation. She is also a mediator certified by Part 146 of the Rules of the Unified Court System. Ms. Wong-Pan began her legal career as a field attorney at the NLRB, and was formerly a partner with Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle LLP and an attorney for the Orange County Government. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association and the Wallkill Valley Land Trust. Ms. Wong-Pan earned her B.A. degree from Tufts University and her J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law. (Newburgh location)