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Sharon N. Berlin

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PHONE:

631-694-2300

EMAIL:

snb@lambbarnosky.com

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EDUCATION:

♦  Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (B.S., with honors, 1988)

♦  George Washington University National Law Center (J.D., with honors, 1991)

BAR ADMISSIONS:

New York, Connecticut

 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2016 – Best Lawyers® Spring Special Business Edition “Women in Law”
  • 2016 – Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014 – One of 2014 Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area (a special section devoted to female attorneys from the 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists)
  • 2012-2016 – Super Lawyer
  • 2011 – Nassau County Bar Association’s Directors’ Award
  • 2011 – Named “One of Top 10 Labor and Employment Lawyers” by The Ten Leaders Cooperative
  • 2009 – “Public Private Partnership Award” by ASIS International, Long Island Chapter
  • 2009, 2015 – Listed as one of Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law
  • 2009, 2015 – Listed as one of Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Women and Professional Services
  • 2009 – ASIS Public Private Partnership Award
  • 2007 – Honoree, “Business Woman of the Year,” Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • 2005 – Newsday’s One of Long Island’s “Top Ten Leaders in Employment Law”
  • 2002- Long Island Business News’ 40 Under 40 Award
  • Business Leader of the Year

ORGANIZATIONS & COMMITTEES

  • 2015-2106 – Secretary, Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Municipal Law Section
  • 2013 – Legislative Affairs Chair, National Association of Women Business Owners – Long Island Chapter (NAWBO)
  • 2009-2010 – Member, Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Municipal Law Section
  • Member, New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Past Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Education Law and Labor and Employment Law Committees
  • Past Chair, Suffolk County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors for the Long Island Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Advisory Board to the Nassau Academy of Law Co-chair of the Honorary Board for the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

PRESENTATIONS

  • 12.09.2016 – Employee Issues (Investigations, Pre and Post Employment Checks, 913, Weingarten Rights) – 2016 Annual School Law Conference
  • 10.27.2016 – Co-presenter: Civil Service Law and Appointments – NYS Association of Business Officials (NYSASBO) School Business Management Workshop entitled “District Clerk”
  • 07.21.2016 – Co-presenter: Transgender Individuals in the Schools – Lingering Issues – 2016 Summer Law Conference sponsored by the New York School Boards Association
  • 01.28.2016 – Somebody’s Watching Me – Electronic Surveillance in the Workplace and Related Best Practices, NYS Bar Association – Local and State Government Law Section Annual Meeting
  • 12.14.2015 – Probationary Teachers and Administrators: Jarema Credit; Juul Agreements; Appointments; Early Grants of Tenure – 2015 Annual School Law Conference
  • 09.25.2015 – Socially Acceptable Behavior: Social Media in a Workplace & the Courtroom – NYSBA Municipal Law Section
  • 05.05.2015 – Special Issues in Public Sector Investigations, Association of Workplace Investigators Training Institute
  • 10.17.2014 – Labor Law Update – NYSBA Municipal Law Section Fall Meeting
  • 01.24.2013 – Getting Your Employees Back To Work: Municipal Employee Alphabet Soup Issues In a Nutshell (FMLA, ADAAA, GINA, HIPAA, GML & §207-a and c, CSL §§71-73) – NYSBA Municipal Law Section Annual Meeting
  • 12.03.2012 – Public Employment Relations Board Update-  2012 Annual School Law Conference
  • 12.13.2012 – Intended and Unintended Consequences of the Tax Cap: Collective Bargaining and Related Issues a Year Later – NYSBA Municipal Law Section Fall Meeting
  • 03.03.2012 – Human Resources 101 for Farms and Agri-Businesses – New York Agri-Women’s Second Annual Meeting
  • 10.29.2011 – The ABCs of Public-Nonpublic School Relations – NYSSBA & NYSASA 92nd Annual Convention & Trade Show
  • 10.23.2011 – Harassment and Retaliation Claims Against Municipal Employees – NYSBA Environmental Law Section and Municipal Section Fall Meeting
  • 09.21.2011 – Employment Issues –   Marriage, Divorce, Estate Planning and Employment Issues for Same-Sex Couples – Nassau Academy of Law
  • 02.04.2011 – Social Media Issues in the Workplace – Suffolk County Bar Association’s 21st Annual Law in the Workplace Conference
  • 11.16.2010 – Social Networking Issues in Litigation – Suffolk County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • 10.22.2010 – Legal Challenges to School Elections and Budget Votes – NYSSBA & NYSASA 91st Annual Convention & Trade Show
  • 12.07.2009 – Education in Hard Economic Times: Labor relations, negotiation trends, COBRA/ARRA, staffing issues and alternative funding sources – Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law and Education Law Committees
  • 11.06.2009 – Law in the Workplace – Technology in the Workplace and in the Courtroom (blogs, background checks, privacy rights, electronically stored information, litigation hold obligations),   Suffolk County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • 10.16.2009 – Court Involvement in the Arbitration Process – New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Meeting
  • 10.16.2009 – Student and Staff Discipline in the Digital Age – NYSSBA & NYSASA 90th Annual Convention & Trade Show
  • 05.13.2009 – What steps should every employer take to avoid employment-related lawsuits? What are the required employment policies? Is an employment agreement necessary?- National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)


PRACTICE AREAS:

Education, EmploymentLabor, Litigation and Municipal

 

Sharon N. Berlin represents management in private and public sector labor and employment law matters, including investigations, disciplinary proceedings, arbitrations, collective bargaining and federal and state court litigation. She also serves as general counsel to school districts.

 

Ms. Berlin is Secretary to the New York State Bar Association’s Municipal Law Section and chair of that Section’s Employment Relations Committee. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Ms. Berlin is a past chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Education Law and Labor and Employment Law Committees and of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee.

 

Ms. Berlin has been named a Best Lawyer in America© for Labor Law – Management, a Super Lawyer in the New York-Metro Area in Labor and Employment Law, a Super Lawyer Top Woman Attorney in the New York-Metro Area and one of the 10 leaders in Employment Law on Long Island. She has been listed in Long Island Business NewsWho’s Who in Employment Law, Who’s Who in Labor Law, and Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services. Ms. Berlin has received numerous accolades including 2016 Outstanding Women in the Law, Business Leader of the Year, the ASIS Public Private Partnership Award, the Nassau County Bar Association’s Directors’ Award and the Long Island Business News’ 40 Under 40 Award. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, co-chaired the Honorary Board for the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and currently serves on the Advisory Board to the Nassau Academy of Law.

 

Ms. Berlin was a co-editor-in-chief of the Third Edition of the Public Sector Labor and Employment Law treatise. She has written articles for the New York Law Journal, the New York State Bar Association’s Municipal Lawyer, the New York State Bar Journal, and the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter. Ms. Berlin was a chapter editor for the American Bar Association treatise “Discipline & Discharge in Arbitration.” She has lectured at programs sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau/Suffolk Academies of Law, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Society for Human Resource Management and others.

 

Ms. Berlin is an honors graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the George Washington University National Law Center.

 

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