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Susan M. Corcoran

New York Metro
White Plains

P 914-872-6871 F 914-946-1216


Susan M. Corcoran


Susan M. Corcoran is a principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis, P.C. Susan 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 a co-leader of the firm’s Background Checks 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-leader of its Women’s Interest Network (“WIN”).

Susan is passionate about community service and her pro bono work.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Lawyer of the Year: Employment Law – Management" (2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Employment Law - Management" and "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2013-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©," Lawyer of the Year: "Employment Law - Management" (2019), "Lawyer of the Year: Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021)
  • New York Super Lawyers®, "Super Lawyers" (2015-present)
  • 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)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Westchester Women's Bar Association Foundation
  • 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

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]