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Cynthia A. Augello


Cynthia Augello is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department. She has represented clients of the firm in matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful termination, whistleblowers, covenants not to compete, faithless servant doctrine, First Amendment violations, Section 1983 claims, harassment and discrimination based on age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, race, national origin and sex under the New York State Human Rights law, the New York City Human Rights Law, Title VI, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title VII, retaliation claims, FLSA and New York Labor Laws including individuals and class-action members.  Cynthia represents clients before the State and Federal Courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the New York and United States Department of Labor.  Cynthia also advises clients concerning employee investigations, handbooks, employment applications, terminations, employment contracts, employee compensation, independent contractors, restrictive covenants and severance agreements.

Since graduating from Hofstra University School of Law and joining the firm as an associate, Cynthia has prepared and presented CLE seminars on electronic discovery, Title IX and various workplace and employment related issues. Cynthia 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, Cynthia 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.

News and Speaking Engagements

  • FLSA-Third Annual Practice Update (April 18, 2018)
  • EDNY ADR Department/Federal Bar Association EDNY Chapter: Mediation Advocacy Training concerning employment claims (October 11, 2017, Brooklyn, New York)
  • CICU Seminar - Effectively Addressing Sexual Misconduct on Campus: Title IX and Clery Act Compliance (February 23, 2015, Albany, New York)
  • “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)

Articles and Publications

  • The Dish on Split Shifts and On-Call Time (Nassau Lawyer, January 2018)
  • New York's Family Medical Leave Act – Leave is not just for New Moms Anymore (Nassau Lawyer, October 2017)
  • NFL Player Sues Former Team for Wrongful Termination (October 3, 2017)
  • Equifax Data Breach Update: Company Endures Major Shakeup Amid Public Backlash (October 3, 2017)
  • Trump's Proposed School Voucher Plan (Nassau Lawyer, July/August 2017)
  • Title IX: A Shield Or A Sword? (November 2014)
  • "UPDATE: Tufts Reverses Position and Re-executes Title IX Resolution Agreement with OCR" (May 15, 2014)
  • "If A Student Is A Bully, The Parents May Be On The Hook" (April 7, 2014)
  • "When The Assistant Principal Is a Cyberbully" (April 4, 2014)
  • "A Hairy Lawsuit: Freedom to Grow a Beard for Religious Reasons?" (April 1, 2014)
  • "IRS Determines that Certain Scholarship Funds are Not 'Taxable Payments'" (February 28, 2014)

Professional & Community Activities

  • President, Federal Bar Association, EDNY Chapter
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star Since 2015
  • 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
  • Visiting Professor, Hofstra University School of Law

News & Speaking Engagements