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Alessandro G. Villanella

Long Island

P 631-247-4637
F 631-247-0417


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 preventive labor and employee relations programs and has represented management with respect to union organizational drives. In addition to his traditional labor law practice, Mr. Villanella has represented employers in putative class and collective wage and hour lawsuits across a variety of industries and has litigated 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. Mr. Villanella also is well-versed in all forms of alternate dispute resolution.

Published Works

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

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May 7, 2018
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Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated and Promoted Attorneys Spotlighted

May 7, 2018

Jackson Lewis’ newly elevated and promoted attorneys are featured in "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1,” published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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“Regarded As” Disability Claim Does Not Require Proof of an Employer’s Subjective Belief
October 2, 2018

Under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”), an individual meets the requirement of being “regarded as” having a disability, and thus is protected from discrimination, where his or her employer believes that he or she is substantially limited in a major life activity regardless of whether he or she actually is disabled.  Prior to... Read More

Reminder To Employers: Even The “New” NLRB Will Not Bail You Out If You Terminate An Employee (Union or Non-Union) Who Discusses Or Complains About Terms And Conditions Of Employment
May 21, 2018

On Friday, May 4, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that a janitorial services company violated the National Labor Relations Act  when it terminated an employee who pursued wage theft claims and discussed the company’s poor working conditions with Houston city lawmakers.  Specifically, the employee filed a formal wage theft c Read More

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