Shannon D. Azzaro is a senior associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Employment Law Practice. She defends Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) and Directors & Officers (D&O) claims on behalf of employers.
“P&A attorneys use their expertise to help employers resolve claims effectively and efficiently and to enact the best possible employment policies and procedures.”
Shannon has extensive experience defending administrative proceedings before federal, state, and local fair employment practice agencies.
Shannon provides employers with day-to-day management counseling on a wide range of employment and compliance issues, including employment policies, contracts, discipline, terminations, leaves of absence, accommodations, complaints, investigations, benefits, proprietary information, restrictive covenants, reorganizations and executive compensation. She provides comprehensive employment practices audits and seminars throughout the country on best workplace practices, sexual harassment investigations and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance.
Shannon represents employers in for-profit and not-for-profit industries, including healthcare, construction, financial services, property management, insurance, technology, transportation, building services, hotel and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, power and energy, and pharmaceutical.
Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, Shannon held an Honors Associate position at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), where she prosecuted employee disciplinary proceedings, defended discrimination complaints, defended the agency in Article 78 proceedings, and reviewed public contract bids, subpoenas, and discovery documents. Her hands-on experience at this major New York City public agency allows her to offer highly practical, well-rounded counsel to both private and public sector clients on range of matters.
Shannon has also held highly competitive internship and legal fellowship positions with Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc. and Northeast New Jersey Legal Services, where she counseled clients on consumer debt issues, as well as public benefits and housing.
Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with High Distinction, in Political Science and English from the Pennsylvania State University—Schreyer Honors College, and her law degree, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as the Cooper-Walsh Editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and was a recipient of the school’s Merit Scholarship.
State of New York
State of New Jersey
The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., with High Distinction
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2018-2021
“OSHA: How to React to a Sick Construction Worker Who is Presumed or Confirmed to be Infected With COVID-19,” DRI Construction Law Committee Newsletter, April 2020 (Co-Author)
“Employer Guidance – Coronavirus Workplace Safety, Employee Screening and CDC/OSHA Compliance,” P&A Client Alert, March 2020 (Co-Author)
“General COVID-19 Guidance for Employers: Virus Screening and Response as of March 25, 2020,” P&A Article, March 2020 (Co-Author)
“Employee Screening and Testing in the COVID-19 Era: Getting Back to Work,” ConsensusDocs newsletter, July 2020 (Co-Author)
“The Discoverability and Admissibility of Plaintiff’s Prior Complaints of Discrimination Against Non-Party Employers,” For The Defense Magazine, March 2020 (Co-Author)
“Employers Beware: NJ Adopts Comprehensive Wage Theft Law”, P&A Client Alert, August 2019 (Co-Author)
“NY Court of Appeals Sustain 13-Hour Rule for Payment of 24-Hour Home Care Workers,” P&A Client Alert, March 2019 (Co-Author)
“Update: New York State’s Sexual Harassment Laws and Compliance Deadlines,” P&A Client Alert, October 2018 (Co-Author)
“New York State and City Pass Historic Requirements for Sexual Harassment Training and Policies: What Employers Need to Know to Comply,” P&A Client Alert, August 2018 (Co-Author)
“New York City’s Salary History Law and Employer Compliance,” P&A Bulletin, October 2017
“New York State Department of Labor responds to recent Appellate Division Decisions for 24-Hour Home Care Workers,” P&A Client Alert, October 2017
“The Hatch Act Modernization Act: Putting the Government Back in Politics,” 42 Fordham Urb. L.J. 782, 2015