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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, 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

June 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Awarded Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF)

June 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 15, 2018) 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) for the seventh consecutive year. The WILEF Gold Standard Certification is awarded to firms who have... Read More

April 30, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter 2018

April 30, 2018

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2018. 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

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Salary History Ban Arrives in New York’s Suffolk County

November 30, 2018

New York’s Suffolk County is the latest local jurisdiction to adopt legislation prohibiting employers from asking about the prior salary histories of prospective employees. The salary history ban amends the Suffolk County Human Rights Law, which defines an employer as persons or entities that employ at least four employees. The ban goes... Read More

October 2, 2018

New York State Issues Final Guidance Regarding Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

October 2, 2018

The State of New York has issued final guidance on combating sexual harassment in the workplace. This includes updated guidance on the mandatory sexual harassment prevention policies and annual employee training applicable to employers in New York beginning October 9, 2018. The updated final guidance and other resources, including a... Read More

September 14, 2018

New Version of Model FCRA Summary of Rights Released; And You Have One Week to Comply

September 14, 2018

A new model “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” disclosure form document was released on September 12, 2018, by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Employers and background check companies should begin using the new form by September 21, 2018. The federal agency responsible for oversight and... Read More

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Localities and the Salary History Ban: Next Stop, Westchester County, New York
April 17, 2018

New York’s Westchester County is the latest locality to adopt legislation prohibiting employers from asking prior salary histories of a prospective employee. Read More

Localities and the Compensation History Ban: Next Stop Albany County
December 7, 2017

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has long supported measures related to pay equity. In 2015, he signed a pay equity law that prohibited an employee from being paid a lower wage on the basis on gender. Read More

By Susan M. Corcoran, Vincent E. Polsinelli, Lisa Marrello and Thomas Petriccione

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