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PayneHorning

Associate

"With my background in journalism, I bring a passion for learning and a skill set for finding answers to complex questions to the practice of law."

Overview

Biography

Payne concentrates his practice on advising and representing clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters. His practice includes employment litigation and advising clients on issues such as hiring, discipline, and termination, among other things. Payne leverages his experience in broadcasting and experience gained through legal internships to effectively represent and advise the firm’s clients.

In addition to his own practice, Payne serves on the Syracuse office Diversity Leadership Team.

Bar Associations

  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
Experience

Prior Experience

  • Barclay Damon LLP, Law Clerk
  • Corporation Counsel, City of Syracuse, Summer Intern
  • Local News, Inc., Reporter
  • WRVO Public Media, Reporter and Producer

Selected Honors

  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel® Honoree, 2023
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Justinian Honorary Law Society, 2020; Order of the Coif, 2021
  • Radio Television Digital News Association Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting for Region 11 (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania), 2020
  • Syracuse Press Club, First Place, Radio Spot News, 2019
  • New York State Broadcaster’s Association, Outstanding Feature, Outstanding Spot News, Outstanding Use of Audio, 2018

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