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  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • Judge Johnathan Feldman, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, 2012

Cornell University, B.S.

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Luisa regularly counsels and represents private and public sector clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. Her practice includes federal and state employment discrimination, workplace policies, employee evaluations, discipline and discharge, contract negotiations, union avoidance, and unemployment insurance issues. She has represented clients in cases involving the New York State Department of Labor, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Public Employment Relations Board.

Luisa also counsels school districts on a range of legal challenges such as special education litigation, student disciplinary matters, labor relations matters, and the development and implementation of school district policies.

Since March of 2020, both public and private sector employers have faced increased and unprecedented challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic.  Luisa's practice has included a focus on addressing pandemic related challenges, from safety issues (mask, testing, quarantines) to leave and accommodation related implementation under a myriad of state and federal laws.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Luisa worked at a local mid-size firm in its litigation and employment law practice groups.


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch, (Labor & Employment Law - Management) 2021 - 2024
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Employment & Labor) 2019 - 2023
  • Cali Award for Employment Law
  • Former note and comment editor, Buffalo Law Review


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Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County

Community & Pro Bono

  • Board Member, International Institute of Buffalo