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Cynthia A. Augello

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Cynthia Augello is an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department.  She has represented clients of the firm in matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, whistleblowers, covenants not to compete, civil rights issues, sexual harassment and discrimination based on disability, religious disability, New York State Human Rights law, Title VI, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title VII. 

Since graduating from Hofstra University School of Law in 2008 and joining the firm as an associate, Ms. Augello has prepared and presented CLE seminars on electronic discovery and sexual harassment in the workplace. Ms. Augello is a founding member of the firm’s e-discovery group and has developed cost-effective strategies for handling a variety of e-discovery issues for clients.  As a member of the E-Discovery group, Ms. Augello regularly develops and reviews document retention policies to ensure compliance with the litigation hold process, e-discovery obligations and statutory/regulatory requirements.  Ms. Augello worked for the firm in the Banking Department and as a summer associate while attending law school.

Upcoming and recent speaking experience

  • “Unwanted and Unwelcomed! Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” (March 2012, Nassau County Bar Association, Dean’s Hour)
  • “E-Discovery in Federal Litigation” (June 20, 2012, Suffolk County Bar Association)
  • “Hiring and Firing: Background Checks, Social Media and Other Arresting Developments” (October 25, 2011)
  • “Electronic Discovery Update:  New York State Case Law and Developments” (June 14, 2011- Ali Aba Webcast)
  • “E-discovery:  What the Litigator Needs to Know to Avoid Professional Liability” (June 7, 2010)
  • “Electronic Discovery – Avoiding Disaster” (September 9, 2009)

recent articles and publications

  • “Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Ruling Protects Transgender Individuals” (May 4, 2012)
  • “Is a “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe” T-Shirt Protected by the First Amendment?” (April 22, 2012)
  • “Peanut Allergy Causes Death of a First Grader” (April 14, 2012)
  • “Failure to Act Promptly in Rectifying an Inadvertent Disclosure May Waive Privilege” (April 13, 2012)
  • “Reverse Sex Discrimination in New York City High School Sports?” (March 29, 2012)
  • “What’s in Your Employee Handbook?” (February 17, 2012)
  • “E-Discovery Rules, Regulations, Guidelines, and Other Useful Resources” (January 10, 2012)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Founding member, the Firm’s E-Discovery Group, which develops or reviews document retention policies to ensure compliance with the litigation hold process, e-discovery obligations and statutory/regulatory requirements
  • Member, Sedona Conference – WG1
  • Cullen and Dykman, Team Leader, American Breast Cancer Society Walk
  • Member of the Federal Bar Council Central Islip U.S. Courthouse Committee

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