I am a founding member and managing partner at Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP. In 2016 I was awarded the Long Island Business News Leadership in the law award and I was honored as one of the outstanding women in the law by the Hofstra Law School Center for Children, Women and the law.
In 1994, I graduated cum laude from Boston University. In 1998, I graduated with distinction from Hofstra Law School in the top 8% of my class. While attending law school I was the Managing Editor of Articles for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, (1997 – 1998).
Following law school, I honed my litigation skills while working as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York. While working for NYC I conducted and defended hundreds of depositions/hearings, participated in extensive discovery, motion practice, pre-trial and trial work.
Presently I am primarily responsible for overseeing the firm’s participation in Wage and Hour Collective and Class Actions, False Claims Act cases, Class and Mass Discrimination actions and the confidential Alternative Dispute Resolution of Class/Mass and Individual actions, as well as charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various equivalent State Agencies.
|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||1999||07/11/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|NAACP Legacy Award||NAACP||2017|
|Leadership in Law||Long Island Business News||2016|
|Outstanding Women in the Law||Hofstra Law Center for Children, Families and the Law||2016|
|Verdicts Hall of Fame - Employment Law||Texas Lawyer||2014|
|Alumni Advisor||Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal||2008|
|Partner||Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||Leeds Morelli & Brown P.C.||2001 - 2006|
|Assistant Corporation Counsel, Manhattan Trial Unit||New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel||1998 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Nassau County Women's Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Professional Women||Member||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Long Island Woman Magazine||Have You Hit the Glass Ceiling?||2005|
|Benefits Quarterly||Proposal for a Model Employee Benefit Program||1998|
|Hofstra University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Employer Liability: Who is a Supervisor? Developments since Vance v. Ball State U||2016|
|Brown v. Medicis - 13-cv-01345 (DOC)||$7.15 million dollar settlement|
|Beatty v. Sara Lee - 14-cv-0058 (EDTX)||$4 million dollar settlement|
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