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Stephanie M. Cerasano

Principal and Office Litigation Manager

P 602-714-7056
F 602-714-7045


Stephanie M. Cerasano is a Principal and Litigation Manager in the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has over 15 years of experience practicing exclusively in the area of employment law.

A significant portion of her practice involves advising businesses in their day-to-day employment decisions. She also represents employers in federal and state court, as well as before administrative agencies, with particular focus in the areas of disability discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and wage and hour compliance. She has significant experience in preparing confidentiality and non-competition agreements, employment contracts, and personnel handbooks.

Ms. Cerasano frequently serves as a guest speaker for professional groups, giving presentations about a variety of employment-law topics. She has spoken, among numerous other topics, regarding: tips for lawful employment termination, ADA and FMLA issues, and discrimination and harassment. She also speaks regularly regarding technology issues in the workplace, such as employee blogs and protection of confidential employer information.

She served for many years as an Editor of the Arizona Employment Law Letter, published monthly by M. Lee Smith Publishers. Earlier in her career, Ms. Cerasano served as a law clerk to the Honorable William C. Canby, Jr., of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Honors and Recognitions

  • BTI Consulting Group Client Service All-Star (2014)
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Counsel
  • Association of General Contractors
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division (1997-2000)
  • State Bar of Arizona

Published Works

  • Arizona Employers Policy and Handbook Guide AZ: (M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, 2006) [Author]

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August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

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 24, 2017

Stephanie Cerasano and Joseph Lynett Author "Telecommuting as a Disability Accommodation"

June 24, 2017

Stephanie Cerasano and Joseph Lynett author "Telecommuting as a Disability Accommodation," published by Association of Corporate Counsel. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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March 16, 2017

Arizona’s Voter-Approved Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave Law Constitutional, State High Court Affirms

March 16, 2017

In a much-anticipated decision, the Arizona Supreme Court has unanimously ruled to uphold Proposition 206, the November 2016 ballot initiative that increases the Arizona minimum wage and requires employers in the state to offer paid sick leave to employees. Chief Justice Scott Bales stated in the March 14 order that the seven-member... Read More

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Oct 25

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Employment Law Workshop

October 25, 2018 - 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM MST
2501 E. Telawa Trail - Phoenix, AZ
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending