Mark C. Rushfield
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A.; New York University School of Law, J.D. Mr. Rushfield has been actively engaged in the practice of law in both the private and public sectors for over 40 years. Mr. Rushfield’s expertise extends to all facets of public and private sector labor relations and employment issues, as well as to addressing the myriad constitutional and statutory issues faced by public entities. Mr. Rushfield has extensive experience in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the New York Public Employment Relations Board, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights and grievance and interest arbitrators. Mr. Rushfield’s practice is heavily involved in representing public-sector entities and other litigants in the litigation of federal and state court actions involving discrimination claims under Title VI, VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act and other federal anti-discrimination laws (e.g., the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act), federal overtime compensation claims, claims under the New York Human Rights Law, claims of deprivation of constitutional rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, claims under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act and proceedings under Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules. Mr. Rushfield also represents clients in construction litigation, employment litigation and other litigation in the federal and state courts on behalf of the firm. Mr. Rushfield is admitted in the state courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court (USDC) for the Southern District of New York, USDC for the Northern District of New York, USDC for the Eastern District of New York and USDC for the District of New Jersey.