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BriennaChristiano

Associate

"I represent each of my clients with passion and dedication to bring about practical and effective resolution to their complex legal issues."

Overview

Biography

Brienna represents businesses, community organizations, municipal entities, and individuals in civil litigation, labor and employment law, and municipal law in federal, state, and appellate courts throughout New York State. She also counsels clients on regulatory and compliance matters.

Bar Associations

  • Federal Court Bar Association for the Northern District of New York, Trustee and First Decade Committee Co-Chair
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in a municipal liability case involving claims of constitutional violations.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in a case alleging constitutional violations against a municipality.

Prior Experience

  • Carter Conboy, Associate
  • Carter Conboy, Law Clerk
  • Albany City Court, Legal Intern to Judge Rachel Kretser
  • Schenectady County Supreme Court, Legal Intern to Justice Christine Clark

Selected Community Activities

  • Legal Project Domestic Violence Legal Connection, Pro Bono Legal Service Provider

Selected Honors

  • Albany Law School of Union University, Dominick Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition Winner
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Labor & Employment Law: A Select Overview of Key Topics," Carter Conboy CLE
  • "Issues of State and Federal Employment Litigation," Carter Conboy CLE
  • "Federal Civil Rights: Litigating a 1983 Claim," Carter Conboy CLE
  • "No-Fault Law Update," FAZ Insurance Forum

Selected Publications & Media

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association Newsletter, "Revisiting the Discovery and Admissibility of Preventability Determinations and Post-Accident Investigations"

Featured Media

Alerts

Second Circuit Ruling Puts Potential Arrow in Employers' Quiver When Facing Collective Action FLSA Claims

Alerts

PSC to NYSERDA: Offer Renewable Developers REC Bidding Flexibility to Meet Governor's Clean Energy Standard

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