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Christopher M. Militello - Partner

Christopher M. Militello

Partner

Christopher M. Militello is a Partner at Costello, Cooney & Fearon. He began his tenure at the Firm in 2017.

In his role at the Firm, Chris provides counsel to clients on labor and employment issues, education law and school-related matters, and representation for clients in litigation related to each of these practice areas. An experienced labor and employment law attorney, Chris provides representation and strategy in employment-related litigation, including administrative proceedings before the New York State Division of Human Rights, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), and the New York State Commissioner of Education. Chris represents public and private sector employers in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and related labor matters and also provides counsel to school districts and BOCES on labor and education law matters.

Chris is the head of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Department. He is also a Certified Title IX investigator.

Education


Syracuse University College of Law
Notes and Comments Editor, Syracuse Law Review
2000
Canisius College
M.S., Sports Administration
1993
St. Bonaventure University
cum laude
1990

Admissions


New York
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Speaking Engagements & Publications


Bullying and Harassment: Ensuring Special Needs Students Receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education
National Business Institute
2020
School Employees' Off-Duty Conduct
41st Annual MASLA Conference
2018

Professional Organizations & Community Involvement


New York State Association of School Attorneys (NYSASA)
Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (MASLA)
Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation
President

Memberships


Onondaga County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association