Admitted

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Northern District of New York
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of New York
  • Western District of New York

Education

  • J.D. 2001 Pace University School of Law (magna cum laude, International Law Review)
  • B.A. 1997 Pacific University (cum laude)

Professional Memberships

  • SHRM-SCP
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association (Labor and Employment and Health Law Sections)
  • Southern Tier Association for Human Resources Professionals
  • Tioga County Human Resources Roundtable
  • Broome County Bar Association (Past President)

Publications

Research & Accountability: The Need for Uniform Regulation of International Pharmaceutical Drug Testing, 13 Pace Int'l L.Rev. 197 (Spring 2001)
Holding States to their Conventional Obligations: the United Nations Convention Against Torture and the need for a broad interpretation of state action, Geo., Immigr. L.J. 299 (Winter 2003).

Dawn J. Lanouette

Partner

700 Security Mutual Building 80 Exchange Street
Binghamton, NY13901

Phone: 607-231-6917

Dawn J. Lanouette practices primarily in Labor and Employment, Healthcare, and Cyber Security law at Hinman, Howard and Kattell, LLP.

Labor and Employment

Ms. Lanouette proactively counsels employers on all aspects of their relationship with employees from recruitment to termination.  She provides training to Executives, Human Resources Personnel, and Managers and Supervisors on legal obligations and best practices.  She drafts and reviews employee handbooks and employment policies, and provides regular advice to clients on complying with the myriad of federal and state labor and employment laws.  She also counsels clients concerning wage and hour law, and provides assistance with audits of exempt status and gender equity.

When the relationship sours, Ms. Lanouette represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.  Her experience includes successfully defending clients before the following agencies : the Division of Human Rights (DHR) both before probable cause determinations and at hearings; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA); the New York State Department of Labor (DOL); and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), as well as in courts. 

Ms. Lanouette has also served as a neutral investigator hired by employers to conduct investigations into sexual harassment and discrimination complaints and has provided training to in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and other attorneys on how to conduct investigations into such complaints.

She has conducted training for human resources professionals through the NY Society of Human Resources Management (NY SHRM), and local human resources groups.  She has been a speaker at the NY Chapter of the American Payroll Association (APA), and a regular speaker at local APA events.  She has been regularly called upon to present to business groups on labor and employment updates, the growing Opioid Addiction Crisis, and Medical Marijuana in the Workplace.

Healthcare Law

In her health care law practice, Ms. Lanouette counsels hospitals, long term care facilities, and home health care providers concerning compliance with Stark, the Anti-Kickback Law, and related state statutes. She works with clients to comply with the Medicaid and Medicare laws, and advises clients and their Business Associates to ensure compliance with the HIPAA and HITECH Act.

Cyber Security Law

Ms. Lanouette counsels clients on the growing cyber security threat to businesses of all sizes, including conducting reviews of policies and procedures, making recommendations on best practices, and preparing a plan in the event of a cyber attack.  Ms. Lanouette also counsels clients during breach events with regard to compliance with federal and state laws, and has assisted clients in conducting investigations into suspected breaches.

Other Activities

In addition to speaking, Ms. Lanouette contributes to the HH&K newsletter on topics related to labor and employment and health care law, and has published articles in the American Health Lawyer Weekly, the Pace International Law Review, and the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.

She is Chair of the firm's Finance Committee, and serves on the Firm’s Recruitment, Marketing, and Technology Committees.

Ms. Lanouette is Chair of the Committee on Women in the Law of the Broome County Bar Association (BCBA), and a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Committee for Bar Leaders.  She is a regular presenter of continuing legal education, a Past-President of the Broome County Bar Association Foundation, and a Past President of the Broome County Bar Association. She lives in Vestal, New York with her husband Ron and son William.

Admitted

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Northern District of New York
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of New York
  • Western District of New York

Education

  • J.D. 2001 Pace University School of Law (magna cum laude, International Law Review)
  • B.A. 1997 Pacific University (cum laude)

Professional Memberships

  • SHRM-SCP
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association (Labor and Employment and Health Law Sections)
  • Southern Tier Association for Human Resources Professionals
  • Tioga County Human Resources Roundtable
  • Broome County Bar Association (Past President)

Publications

Research & Accountability: The Need for Uniform Regulation of International Pharmaceutical Drug Testing, 13 Pace Int'l L.Rev. 197 (Spring 2001)
Holding States to their Conventional Obligations: the United Nations Convention Against Torture and the need for a broad interpretation of state action, Geo., Immigr. L.J. 299 (Winter 2003).

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