Women on the Move 2014


Program Chairs

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Linda Redlisky is a partner at Rafferty & Redlisky, LLP concentrating in elder law, guardianships, Medicaid recoveries on behalf of long term health care facilities, and general civil litigation. She routinely is appointed by the Court to serve as Court Evaluator, Guardian and Counsel to the Alleged Incapacitated Person in complex matters involving turnover proceedings and surcharge hearings.  Redlisky is a graduate of the Albany School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1992. Redlisky attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, where she graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in 1989. 



Hamilton_PhotoDebra Vey Voda-Hamilton, the principal of Hamilton Law and Mediation, (HLM) provides an alternative means of resolving disagreements between pet enthusiasts over misunderstandings, misstatements or oversights.  She helps owners deal with neighbors over barking dogs and divorcing couples arranging pet custody agreements.  She enables a less heated conversation to take place between vets and their clients, condo/coop - tenant and management and pet information or product providers and their readers or clients. Her mediation practice provides a neutral ground on which to have the conversation you want to have while peacefully retaining a relationship among the parties.  She helps her clients be heard and listen when in conflict.  She works with everyone who wants to further their passion involving pets while reducing their exposure to conflict and litigation.





Panelists


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Josephine Belli
, partner at Goldberg Segalla in New York City, has enjoyed a diverse legal career practicing as a law clerk to a Supreme Court judge, an associate in a law firm specializing in international business, and as in-house counsel at a global manufacturer and marketer of drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and personal care products.  Her education (both in the United States and abroad), foreign language skills in Italian, French, Spanish, and Greek, and varied experience addressing the corporate, transactional, regulatory, and business development needs of domestic and international entities gives Jo a global perspective that enhances her service to clients.



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Cara E. Greene, partner and Co-Chair of Outten and Golden’s Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group, represents and advises employees and partners in all areas of employment law, including executive and professional contracts and compensation; discrimination class actions; whistleblowing; and discrimination based on disability, pregnancy, and family responsibilities.  She has particular expertise representing, advising, and negotiating for attorneys in employment and partnership matters.



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Alan J. Harris, partner, Alan J. Harris, P.C., Pleasantville.  Harris focuses his practice on employment law; he advises employers and employees on discrimination matters, litigates employment cases, and negotiates employment contracts and severance packages.  Before establishing his firm, Harris previously served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, as an in-house counsel for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and as a litigator in private practice



Pynchon_photoVictoria Pynchon is the Co-founder of She Negotiates, a training workshop for women which nests today's most effective negotiation strategies and tactics in the context of the gender culture in which women do business. Although Pynchon’s focus is now on closing the wage and income gap for women, she has been training lawyers and business people of both genders in mutual benefit negotiation strategies since 2005. The work of She Negotiates has been featured on NPR's “All Things Considered,” the New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and dozens of smaller news outlets. As a lawyer, mediator and author, Pynchon turns 25 years of commercial litigation into the collaborative possibilities of interest-based negotiation. 




Scalise_photoDeborah A. Scalise has been in private practice since 2002. Before entering private practice, she held the position of Deputy Attorney General in Charge of Public Advocacy for the Westchester Region for more than two years and was responsible for cases involving consumer frauds, civil rights, public integrity and environmental concerns. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department. In her nine years at the Committee, she litigated complex disciplinary matters including, investigations, hearings and appellate review of attorney ethical misconduct. In addition, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County for three and a half years where she handled economic crimes and arson cases.