East Meadow, NY Desiree Gargano joined the employment law and litigation practice groups at Certilman Balin as an associate. She represents employers and employees in litigation before federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies, and concentrates her practice in the areas of discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims.
Gargano was previously an associate at the national employment law firm of Jackson Lewis P.C., located in its Melville office.
She earned her Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2013 and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Long Island University in 2010.
At Touro, Gargano served as the Treasurer and then president for the Environmental Law Society, and she led the International Law Society as its evening vice president. Gargano also competed in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition and was a staff member of the Touro Law Review.
She studied law abroad in India during the summer of 2011, and while an undergraduate, she studied at the National University of Ireland at Galway during the fall of 2008.
Gargano is a member of the American Business Associates and the Nassau County Bar Association.
She is admitted to practice in New York State and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Certilman Balin is full-service law firm, has offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Its 15 practice areas include: real estate, real property tax certiorari and condemnation, cooperative and condominium, land use, environmental law, corporate/securities, litigation, commercial lending, labor relations/employment law, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights, nonprofit/tax exempt and religious organizations, trusts and estates, elder law, telecommunications law, and criminal law.