Amanda Blair is an associate in the firm’s New York office, focusing her practice on complex employment issues. Amanda’s experience as an assistant corporate counsel in the New York City Law Department has her well equipped to handle cases involving Title VII, ADA, the First Amendment, ADEA, FMLA, Section 1983, and State and City Human Rights Laws. While there, she represented and advised New York City agencies and associated entities, in their capacity as employers for New York City’s public workforce.
Amanda’s experience includes acting as defense counsel during New York State Division of Human Rights public hearing conducting directs and crosses for multiple witnesses. She also handled all stages of discovery, drafted subpoenas, and prepared witnesses (including experts) for deposition. Additionally, she has written more than 30 dispositive motions.
Amanda has also appeared for oral argument and conferences in New York State Supreme Court, EDNY, and SDNY as well as argued over 10 dispositive motions in state court.
Amanda’s extensive volunteering includes acting as a mediator at Philadelphia Housing Court, a legal research intern at the Public Health Law Research, and a practicum at Public Health Management Corporation in Philadelphia.
On March 31, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act making New York the 16th state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The legalization of recreational marijuana will have significant short and long-term effe...