Shannon D. Azzaro is a Senior Associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Employment and Employment Practices Group. She defends Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) and Directors & Officers (D&O) claims on behalf of employers.
“Joining Peckar & Abramson’s robust Labor Relations and Employment Practices Group is an incredible opportunity. I look forward to drawing from both my own expertise and the firm’s vast legal resources to help employers enact the best possible employment and compliance practices.”
Ms. Azzaro has extensive experience defending administrative proceedings before federal, state, and local fair employment practice agencies.
Ms. Azzaro 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.
Ms. Azzaro 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, Ms. Azzaro 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.
Ms. Azzaro 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.
Ms. Azzaro 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.
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The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., with High Distinction
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
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