Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Michael J. Sciotti

Michael J. Sciotti

Partner

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Syracuse Office

Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

Mike Sciotti's practice includes jury trials, investigations, labor audits, supervisory and employee training and claims under ERISA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, New York State Human Rights Law, New York State Worker's Compensation Law, New York State Labor Law and employment agreements, restrictive covenants and trade secret disputes. He is a frequent speaker and author of articles regarding labor and employment issues. In 2013, Mike was recognized as an Empire State Counsel member by the New York State Bar Association for his substantial pro bono services in 2012.

Mike is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association's Labor Law Section: Equal Opportunity Law as well as the Committee on Legislation.

Mike received his bachelor's degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, where he graduated summa cum laude. He graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law with a law degree. He also attended Syracuse University College of Law to receive his LL.M. degree.


Practice Areas

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, LL.M., summa cum laude, 1993
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, B.A., summa cum laude, 1988

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1992
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Northern District of New York Federal Bar Association, President-Elect
  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Legislation
  • Washington D.C. Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Defense Research Institute

Speaking & Publications

  • Presenter, "Owner & Officer Liability - Are You in the Crosshairs of the Bermuda Triangle?" Academy of Risk Management Seminar, September 24, 2014
  • Presenter, New York State Wage & Hour Update, September 17, 2014
  • Presenter, "EEO-1 Survey Compliance," GKG University Seminar, July 23, 2014
  • Presenter, "OSHA Recordkeeping," Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy Seminar, May 14, 2014
  • Presenter, "Terminations: Getting It Right," Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy Seminar, April 10, 2014
  • "Avoiding OSHA Citations and Liabilities in New York," Lorman Education Services, February 2014
  • "Writing an Employee Handbook," Lorman Education Services, February 2014
  • "The Affordable Care Act - Labor & Employment Compliance Issues," Labor & Employment Breakfast Club, December 2013
  • "Reference Checks," North Country Human Resource Association, November 2013
  • "Affordable Care Act: Labor & Employment Compliance Issues," Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, November 2013
  • "I-9 Compliance," Mohawk Valley SHRM, October 2013
  • "Affordable Care Act," Mohawk Valley Builders Exchange, Inc., October 2013
  • "IRS Form 1099 Reporting: What You Need to Know," Lorman Education Services, September 2013

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Syracuse Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Syracuse Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Syracuse Employment Law - Individuals "Lawyer of the Year"
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Syracuse Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2018
  • Recipient of 2012-2014 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Service for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Selected by Peer Review for Inclusion in Super Lawyer Directory, 2007-2017, Employment & Labor
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2012 Syracuse Litigation - Labor & Employment "Lawyer of the Year"
  • New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, 2008
  • Onondaga County Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, 2005

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Hancock Estabrook

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