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Brian R. DeShannon

New York

P 212-545-4009
F 212-972-3213


Brian R. DeShannon is an Associate in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel.

While attending law school, Mr. DeShannon co-founded and served as president of Brooklyn’s Labor and Employment Law Association. He was a recipient of the Vito J. Pitta Labor Law Scholarship, as well as the Donald D. Greentein Prize for Excellence in the Field of Employee Pension & Labor Law.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. DeShannon was in private practice and provided counsel to employers on the numerous federal, state, and local workplace laws. In addition, he has experience at an international firm litigating claims pertaining to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).  

Professional Associations and Activities

  • New York City Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, Mentor

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February 12, 2018

New York City Expands Definitions of ‘Sexual Orientation’ and ‘Gender’ in Human Rights Law

February 12, 2018

A new law passed by the New York City Council amends and significantly broadens the definitions of “sexual orientation” and “gender” in the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). The new law will become effective on May 11, 2018.  Under Int. No. 1186-A, “sexual orientation” includes “an individual’s actual or perceived romantic... Read More

January 25, 2018

NYC Fast Food Deductions Law Stayed Pending Resolution of Constitutional Challenge by Restaurant Groups

January 25, 2018

Enforcement of the Fast Food Deductions provisions in New York City’s Fair Workweek Law has been stayed by a federal judge pending resolution of a constitutional challenge brought by two restaurant advocacy groups. The Fast Food Deductions Law requires fast food employers to deduct voluntary portions from workers’ paychecks and... Read More

January 25, 2018

New York City Employers Must Engage Employees in Accommodations Dialogue under New Law

January 25, 2018

Starting on October 16, 2018, entities covered by the New York City Human Rights Law (HRL) will be required to engage in cooperative dialogue with individuals who may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under the HRL. Passed by the New York City Council on December 19, 2017, Int. 804-A applies to employers, providers of public... Read More

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