Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Megan E. Bahas

Megan E. Bahas

Associate

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Megan Moran focuses her practice in the areas of labor and employment, commercial litigation and business law.

Megan graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was an Associate Editor of the Cardozo Law Review and Volunteer Advocate for the School's Courtroom Advocates Project.  While in law school, she was a Summer Associate and a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Eric Adams, Genesee County Family Court as well as a Law Clerk at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP.

Representative Experience

  • Defended employers in discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the New York Human Rights Law, in proceedings before the New York State Division of Human Rights, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in federal court.
  • Assisted in the defense of wage and hour claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.
  • Drafted employee handbooks and employment policies.
  • Assisted in challenging determinations by the New York State Department of Labor regarding classification of workers as employees rather than independent contractors for purposes of eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits.
  • Counseled clients regarding obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Counseled clients regarding obligations under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
  • Assisted in the representation of clients in mergers and asset purchases.
  • Drafted various contracts for clients that operate health information exchanges.
  • Assisted in the incorporation of New York not-for-profit corporations.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, J.D., magna cum laude, Dean's List, Cardozo Law Review, Associate Editor, 2012
  • University of Rochester, B.A., magna cum laude, Dean's List, 2009

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Speaking & Publications

  • "Attorneys React To High Court's Constructive Discharge Ruling," Law 360, May 2016

Honors

  • Selected as a 2013 Empire State Counsel Honoree by the New York State Bar Association
  • Dean's Distinguished Scholarship, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2010
  • Order of the Coif
  • John H. Berman Award/Scholarship, University of Rochester, 2009
  • University of Rochester Academic Dean's Scholarship
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
  • Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, Law Clerk, 2012
  • Hiscock & Barclay, Summer Associate, 2011
  • Hon. Eric Adams, Genesee County Family Court, Judicial Intern, 2010
  • Courtroom Advocates Project, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Volunteer Advocate, 2009
  • Legal Services for the Elderly & Disadvantaged of Western New York, Volunteer Intern, 2009
  • Cellino & Barnes P.C., Law Firm, Summer Intern, 2007-2008

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