Kinsey O’Brien Appointed Chair of the Labor Law Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County

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Hodgson Russ Senior Associate Kinsey O’Brien has been appointed chair of the Labor Law Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County (BAEC). The Labor Law Committee consists of attorneys involved in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination law and private and public sector labor and management relations.

At Hodgson Russ, O’Brien represents and advises private and public employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She regularly counsels employers on compliance with federal wage and hour laws, worker classification issues, inclusive hiring and employment practices including leave and accommodation management, avoidance of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, discipline, and discharge, and workplace policies and handbooks. Working with her clients as a strategic business partner, she helps management and human resource professionals mitigate risk through all phases of the employment relationship. She also defends employers in employment-related litigation before administrative agencies and federal and state courts.

In addition to her appointment with BAEC, O’Brien serves as state director of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and chapter treasurer of the WNY Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York. She also serves as board president of Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes, Inc.

Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate the U.S. legal aspects of transactions around the world. The firm practices in several significant areas of law and uses multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of clients, which include public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals. Hodgson Russ has offices in Albany, Buffalo, Hackensack, New York City, Palm Beach, Rochester, Saratoga Springs and Toronto. To learn more, visit


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