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Susan M. Corcoran

Principal
White Plains

P 914-872-6871
F 914-946-1216
Susan.Corcoran@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Susan M. Corcoran is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis, P.C. Ms. Corcoran is a seasoned employment counselor and litigator and is often thought of as the “go to” person on national workplace law issues for her clients.

She is one of the leaders of the firm’s Background Check Resource Group, and serves as a resource on fair credit reporting act issues, as well as “ban the box” strategies. She taught a graduate employment law class for many years at Manhattanville College and frequently speaks before different groups on a variety of workplace law issues. She had recently served two terms as NYS SHRM Legislative Director, successfully participating in lobbying efforts to overturn New York’s annual WTPA notice requirement.

Within Jackson Lewis, she has been a leader in the firm’s diversity initiatives by acting as co-chair of its Women’s Interest Network (“WIN”).

Ms. Corcoran is passionate about community service and her pro bono work.

Honors and Recognitions

  • New York State Bar Association, highest Pro Bono Service Award (2014)
  • Pro Bono Partnership, Distinguished Service Award, Volunteer of the Decade (2008)
  • Pro Bono Partnership, Outstanding Volunteer Award (2003)
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Family Services of Westchester, former Board Member
  • Pro Bono Partnership
  • SUNY Purchase, College Council Member

Published Works

  • "Domestic Violence In The Workplace Revisited," NYSBA Employment and Labor Law Section Fall Meeting (September 2007) [Author]
  • "Starting the Year off Right," Hudson Valley Business Journal (January 2007) [Co-Author]
  • "FACT Act Eliminates Need for Prior Consent When Third Parties Conduct Workplace Investigations," New York State Employment and Labor Law Section Newsletter (Spring 2004) [Author]
  • "Domestic Violence in the Workplace," New York State Employment and Labor Law Section Newsletter (November 2002) [Author]

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

June 30, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q2 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

June 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the second quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

June 15, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Receives Gold Standard Certification From Women in Law Empowerment Forum

June 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm has been certified as a “Gold Standard Firm” by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). This is the sixth consecutive year Jackson Lewis has achieved the distinction, which is reserved for major... Read More

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Governor Brown Has Signed 'Ban the Box' Legislation into Law for California

October 17, 2017

Effective January 1, 2018, California will be the next jurisdiction to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation.  On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1008, which prohibits pre-offer inquiries regarding applicants’ conviction histories and regulates employers in their decisions to deny... Read More

August 8, 2017

New York City Adopts New ‘Ban the Box’ Regulations, Continues Expansion of Employee Rights

August 8, 2017

Although New York City’s “ban the box” law, the Fair Chance Act (“FCA”), went into effect close to two years ago, the New York City Commission on Human Rights’ final regulations became effective on August 5, 2017. These regulations expand on the previously issued Enforcement Guidance (New York City Issues Enforcement Guidance Related to... Read More

July 5, 2017

Reminder: Vermont ‘Ban the Box’

July 5, 2017

Vermont’s Ban the Box law became effective on July 1, 2017, more than a year after Governor Peter Shumlin signed H. 261. The law prohibits an employer from requesting “criminal history record information,” including arrests, convictions, or sentences, on the initial employment application form, unless the individual is applying for a... Read More

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Governor Brown Has Signed ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation into Law for California
October 17, 2017

Effective January 1, 2018, California will be the next jurisdiction to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation.  On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1008, which prohibits pre-offer inquiries regarding applicants’ conviction histories and regulates employers in their decisions to deny employment Read More

California Joining the Ban the Box Bandwagon?
September 25, 2017

California may be the next jurisdiction to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation. Assembly Bill 1008 made its way from the Assembly through the Senate, and now awaits action from Governor Jerry Brown. Read More

Delaware Compensation History Ban: Another State Making A Pronouncement About Pay Equity
August 30, 2017

With another Labor Day approaching, employers are once again thinking about the many tasks that need to be completed before year end. Let’s add one more – remembering to add Delaware to the list of jurisdictions prohibiting employers from asking applicants’ compensation history pre-offer. Read More