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BrittanyLawrence

Counsel

"By striving to deeply understand my clients' goals, I can develop practical litigation strategies that meet their business needs—which is work I thoroughly enjoy."

Overview

Biography

Brittany is a commercial litigator who primarily concentrates her practice on civil and criminal matters, representing clients ranging from small businesses to major corporations in state and federal court and in arbitrations. In criminal matters, she represents both individuals and entities facing federal and state criminal prosecutions. Brittany also assists businesses and other organizations in conducting internal investigations and responding to criminal subpoenas.

Brittany additionally focuses on higher education matters, routinely counseling clients on compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association bylaws. She also represents colleges and universities in criminal proceedings and government investigations, assisting with communication and cooperation with law enforcement. Brittany additionally conducts internal investigations to detect and prevent future issues, advising higher education clients on the implementation of effective compliance programs.

Bar Associations

  • Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented a local university in connection with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) compliance and information requests.
  • Represented universities in connection with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) compliance matters.
  • Represented an individual in a criminal prosecution involving alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
  • Represented a manufacturing client in connection with the voluntary disclosure of a potential violation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
  • Represented a private NY university in connection with a criminal investigation involving a former assistant coach.
  • Represented a government contractor in the voluntary disclosure of a potential violation of the International Traffic and Arms Regulations.
  • Represented an individual in a criminal prosecution involving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
  • Represented a government contractor in a criminal investigation led by the US Department of Homeland Security.
  • Represented a development company in a real estate contract dispute.
  • Represented a renewable-energy company in a contract dispute before the American Arbitration Association.
  • Provided pro bono trial counsel to an inmate-plaintiff in a federal civil rights matter.
  • Provided pro bono trial counsel to a single mother and family who were unlawfully evicted from their home and suffered the loss of personal property.

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
  • US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York, Law Clerk
  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York to Judge Frederick Scullin Jr., Law Clerk

Selected Community Activities

  • Menorah Park Senior Living Facility, Volunteer

Selected Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Commercial Litigation, 2015-2018; Business Litigation, 2019
  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2013
  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York, Pro Bono Service Honor Roll, 2012-2014
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Syracuse University, “An Overview of FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 USC § 1232g)”
  • Barclay Damon, “Higher Education” CLE

Selected Publications & Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

Courtroom Battles Ahead for Emergency Regulations Addressing Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Illnesses

Alerts

Court of Appeals Green Lights Associational Discrimination Lawsuit Under the ADA

Alerts

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Contractual Limitation Period for Title VII Claims

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