Patricia brings a diverse range of civil litigation experience from inception through trial in federal and state court, as well as in arbitration and administrative agency forums. Before joining the firm, Patricia was a shareholder at a boutique firm representing plaintiffs and employers in labor and employment litigation. Her experience also includes representing unions, trade associations, and Taft-Hartley benefit funds and she has handled a wide range of litigation involving the FLSA, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, WARN Act, and state and city discrimination and wage and hour statutes. Patricia earned her Juris Doctorate cum laude in 2009 from Touro Law School, where she served as Research Editor for the Touro International Law Review and clerked for the Hon. Andrew G. Tarantino, Jr. She also received the CALI Award for the highest academic achievement in Trial Practice. Patricia received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany, magna cum laude. In 2017, the Nassau County Bar Association recognized her as an Access to Justice Pro Bono Honoree for her volunteer legal service to the community. She was named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list by SuperLawyers for 2017, 2018 and 2019, a distinction afforded to only the top 2.5% of lawyers in the New York Metro Area.