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Hugh Carlin's practice includes wide ranging federal and state court experience in civil litigation within the following substantive areas: employment law, environmental defense, class actions, product liability defense, corporate dissolution and shareholder disputes "business divorce", breach of contract, OSHA and insurance coverage disputes.
Matters handled include responsibility from case intake through trial including legal analysis and development of strategies, pleadings, motions, depositions, oral advocacy, interlocutory appeals, court appearances, settlement negotiations and jury and non-jury trials.
Mr. Carlin's extensive experience in the area of employment law includes the representation of employers in connection with claims raised under federal and state civil rights law including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Title IX, and the New York State Human Rights Law. Mr. Carlin has appeared on behalf of numerous clients in the defense of claims of unlawful discrimination in federal and state courts as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Mr. Carlin also counsels employers on recent developments in the area of employment law and the implementation of policies and procedures which enable employers to be in compliance with federal and state laws as well as being pro-active with respect to the prevention or early resolution of potential claims by employees. Mr. Carlin actively speaks on the ever evolving challenges of workplace technology including those presented through piracy, social media, such as facebook, privacy and security document retention issues.
Under Mr. Carlin's leadership, the firm earned a first tier ranking for Labor and Employment Law by U.S. News and World Reportfor 2011 and 2012.
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|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||1997||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Bar Association of Erie County||Member||N/A|
|BNA publications||Lawsuits Highlight Social Media Quandary: Who Owns Accounts, Company or Employee?||2012|
|Gross Shuman Blog||MIXING BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE:||2012|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Columbia University||N/A||MA - Masters||1982|
|State University of New York, College at Fredonia||N/A||B.M||1980|
|Social Media in the Workplace||Social Media in the Workplace||2011|
|Meeting the Challenge of Workplace Technology||Meeting the Challenge of Workplace Technology||2010|
|New York State Motor Truck Association||Trucking Accidents: Taking a Pro-Active Approach to Transportation||2002|
|Unknown||Protecting Your Company's Good Name and Good Will||2001|
|Business Institute||Defending Wrongful Discharge Claims Under New York Law||1997|
|Counsel on Education in Management||The Employer's Right to Employee 'Private' Information||1996|