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Andrew D. Drilling

Senior Associate

Andy represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  His experience includes advising clients on compliance with state, federal and local laws affecting the workplace, including the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Fair Labor Standards Act; the New York Paid Family Leave Law; the New York Paid Sick Leave Law, the New York Human Rights Law and the New York Public Employees’ Fair Employment Act (Taylor Law).  Andy’s practice also includes conducting and advising clients regarding investigations into allegations of employee wrongdoing, including allegations involving harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

In addition to day-to-day counseling, Andy also represents employers in matters before administrative agencies and federal and state courts. Andy’s employment litigation practice involves representing employers in proceedings concerning discrimination and retaliation, leave and accommodation requirements, and employment contract disputes. Andy also has experience representing employers in connection with elections, hearings and other proceedings under the National Labor Relations Act and the Taylor Law, and in negotiating union contracts.

Andy is a contributing editor to New York Employment Law, a publication of the New York Law Journal, and regularly conducts management-training seminars and presentations.


Canisius College, B.S., magna cum laude

Ohio Northern University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude


  • New York
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Bar Associations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association Young Lawyer Committee, Executive Council
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Employment & Labor) 2020 - 2023
  • Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award for Highest Ranking Graduate of Graduating Class
  • Former Law Review Associate Editor

News & Insights


  • Former Volunteer: Say Yes Legal Clinic (2017-2019)
  • Board Member: Town of Amherst, Emerging Business Leaders (2019-present)
  • VLP Attorney of the Morning Program Volunteer (2017-present)
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