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Alessandro G. Villanella

Principal
Long Island

P 631-247-4637
F 631-247-0417
villanea@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Alex Villanella is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining Jackson Lewis as a summer associate in 2008, Mr. Villanella has practiced in traditional labor law areas such as collective bargaining, labor arbitration, contract administration and representation and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and improper practices proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board.

He also regularly counsels clients in the development and completion of preventative labor and employee relations programs and has represented management with respect to union organizational drives. Mr. Villanella also litigates employment disputes regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation before federal and state courts, as well as the EEOC and the New York State Division of Human Rights and is well versed in all forms of alternate dispute resolution.

Prior to working at Jackson Lewis, Mr. Villanella served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Wayne P. Saitta of the Kings County Supreme Court and as an intern in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. During law school Mr. Villanella was the Business Administrator for Hofstra’s Labor and Employment Law Journal.

Published Works

  • "Workplace Violence: Strategies for Avoidance and Prevention," The Risk Management Quarterly (Winter 2011) [Co-Author]

See AllBlog Posts by Alessandro G. Villanella

Sensitivity to Electromagnetic Voltage Not a “Disability” Under the Americans With Disabilities Act
April 21, 2017

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment dismissing a former employee’s claim that he was terminated because of his purported disability, “sensitivity to electromagnetic voltage.”  Hirmiz v. New Harrison Hotel Corp., Docket No. 16-3915 (7th Cir. Apr. Read More

U.S. District Court in Nevada Continues Trend of Expansion of the Definition of “Sex” Under Title VII
October 28, 2016

A transgender police officer, who identifies as a male officer, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada alleging sex discrimination pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and related state law. Roberts v. Clark County Sch. Dist., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138329 (D. Nev. Oct. Read More