Amy L. Hemenway - Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
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Amy L. Hemenway

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Ms. Hemenway counsels employers on a broad range of issues to assist them in complying with the various laws and regulations impacting the employer-employee relationship. She represents non-union and union employers and management in all aspects of employment and labor law, including developing and administering workplace policies, providing advice regarding discrimination and harassment, ensuring compliance with wage and hour laws, managing leaves of absence and requests for accommodation, implementing discipline and termination decisions, and conducting workplace investigations. She also counsels clients regarding employment contract disputes, including confidentiality, non-compete, and non-disclosure issues. Ms. Hemenway also works closely with the Firm’s federal contractor clients to develop affirmative action programs and provides counsel on compliance with Executive Orders and OFCCP regulations.

In addition to providing day-to-day counsel, Ms. Hemenway has also successfully represented clients in civil litigation in federal and state courts, as well as with respect to administrative proceedings and audits before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. and N.Y.S. Departments of Labor, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the National Labor Relations Board. Her practice also includes representing management in collective bargaining and defending grievances and arbitrations.

Additional Information

Court Admissions — New York State courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • Central District of Illinois
  • District of Colorado
  • Previously admitted, pro hac vice, in federal courts in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee
  • SUNY GeneseoBA 1998SUNY Buffalo Law SchoolJ.D. 2001
    Erie County Bar AssociationWomen Lawyers of Western New YorkUniversity at Buffalo School of Law, Alumni Association

    Office Location

    50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 1000
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Litigation - Labor and Employment