Address: 35 Market Street, poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
Law Firm: Corbally, Gartland and Rappleyea, LLP
|First Year of Call|
|Areas of Practice||Litigation, Employment Law, Banking, Foreclosure|
|Description||Brooke Dana Youngwirth represents both employees and private and public-sector employers before state and federal agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Brooke also defends private and public employers against employment harassment and discrimination, labor violations, and various other federal and state claims. In addition, Brooke frequently provides counsel to individuals, school districts, police departments, and other private employers on a range of topics such as wrongful termination, student disciplinary matters, employment discrimination, and the implementation of employment policies and handbooks. Brooke has held client training sessions and continuing legal education seminars on various topics including: employment discrimination and harassment prevention, institutional sexual abuse, discrimination and harassment investigations, electronic discovery and dispositive motions. Brooke˜s practice also focuses on handling a variety of other types of commercial and civil disputes including franchise, foreclosure, personal injury, and business litigation. Brooke˜s litigation skills allow for a majority of cases to settle prior to going to court, eliminating risk and expenses. Brooke’s practical approach to matters ensures clients feel secure and confident while handling their business and personal matters. Notable Representations Represents mature franchise systems with state and federal compliance protocols, as well as in complex commercial litigation. Represents employers and franchisors in complex wage and hour and employment discrimination litigation. Represents banking institutions and private individuals in complex contested foreclosure and collection litigation. Successfully authored Appellee Brief and opposition to NYCLU’s Motion to File an Amicus Brief in Support of Petition for Rehearing. Significant case concerning the standard for qualified immunity. Gonzalez v. City of Schenectady, 728 F.3d 149 (2d Cir. 2013). Successfully defended educational institution in lawsuit alleging discrimination based on disability and violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. F.M. v. Anderson Ctr. for Autism, No. 1:13-CV-0041 (GTS/RFT), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 126215 (N.D.N.Y. Sep. 10, 2014). Successfully authored motion to dismiss copyright claims on pre-emption grounds. Kennedy v. LaCasse, No. 17-CV-2970 (KMK), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113418 (S.D.N.Y. July 20, 2017). Successfully represented borrower in foreclosure action. After a seven day hearing, Court found that lending institution had acted in bad faith and subsequently tolled interest and attorney’s fees. Successfully defended borrower in foreclosure action and successfully authored motion to dismiss and obtained court awarded sanctions and attorney’s fees client against prominent law firm and banking institution. NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce, 2018 Athena Award, Nominee American Bar Association, Top 40 on the Rise Young Lawyer’s Award, 2017 Nominee Dutchess County Bar Association, Amee VanTassell Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2017 & 2018 Nominee Best of Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie Journal, 2018 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS ADA Website Compliance Webinar, Speaker, March 8, 2019 PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS Mock Trial Coach, Vassar College American Bar Association New York State Bar Association Saratoga County Bar Association Dutchess County Bar Association Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association Former Vice President, Judge, Jessup International Moot Court Board Former Academic Chair, Marshal, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Former Gala Committee Member, Saratoga Hospital Foundation Federal Bureau of Investigation Collegiate Marketing and Recruitment Program|
‘A Heritage in Legal Counsel for over 100 Years’Firm ValuesCorbally, Gartland and Rappleyea, LLP was founded on a set of client-focused core values that ensure a professional and efficient environment. Our commitment to the following dictates the firm’s approach both internally and externally: Communication We maintain and broaden relationships, understanding the constant flow of communication is an eff…
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