Representing employees regarding Discrimination, False Claims and Wage/Overtime Theft.
I am a founding member at Valli Kane & Vagnini and have dedicated that last 20 years of my career to assisting and representing employees in the fields of Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, the False Claims Act, Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations.
I have been lead counsel on many trials in both Federal and State Court. I have represented thousands of Plaintiffs and Claimants with respect to Class Action Wage and Hour cases and Mass Action Race and Age discrimination cases brought nationwide against various Fortune Five Hundred companies.
I have appeared as a guest speaker on News Channel 12 and as a legal commentator on Court TV. I have lectured on criminal, civil rights, discrimination and wage and hour laws for a variety of civic and legal organizations.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|NAACP Legacy Award||NAACP Islip Branch||2017|
|Leadership in Law||Long Island Business News||2017|
|Verdicts Hall of Fame - Employment Law||Texas Lawyer||2014|
|Partner||Valli Kane & Vagnini, LLP||2005 - 2017|
|Associate||Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC||1997 - 2005|
|Assistant District Attorney||District Attorney's Office - Queens, NY||1990 - 1997|
|Law Clerk to Litigation Department||European American Bank||1989 - 1990|
|Asssitant to Arbitration Counsel||New York Stock Exchange||1988 - 1989|
|Summer Associate||Nassau County Attorney's Office||1988 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member - Labor and Employment Law Section||2007 - Present|
|St John's University School of Law||Juris Doctor||1990|
|St John's University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|Hicksville Chamber Of Commerce||Employment Discrimination Update||2016|
|Federal Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Implicit Bias / Other Emerging Issues in Stereotyping Discrimination Cases||2015|
|Brown v. Medicis - 13-cv-01345 (DOC)||$7.15 million dollar settlement|
|Beaty v. Hillshire Brands et.al. 14-cv-0058 (EDTX)||$4 million dollar settlement|
|D'Annunzio v. Ayken - 11-cv-3303 (EDNY)||$400,000.00 verdict for Plaintiffs|
|Roberts v. TJX - 13-cv-13142 (D. Mass)||$4.75 million dollar settlement|
|Kudo v. Panda Express - 09-cv-00712 (SDNY)||$2.975 million dollar settlement|
|United States ex rel, Hinestroza v. Ralex Services - 10-cv-0822 (EDNY)||$2.2 million dollar settlement|
|Taylor v. Turner Industries Group LLC - 11-cv-0057 (EDTX)||$4 million dollar verdict for Plaintiffs|
|Lincoln Jattan v Queens College / City University of New York (Supreme Court - Queens)||Verdict for Plaintiff|
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