Lauren S. Cousineau
Prior to beginning her legal career, Lauren Cousineau was a physical therapist and worked in many area hospitals. Ms. Cousineau brings her years of experience as an allied health professional to her legal representation of hospitals and nursing home facilities, as well as private and individual health care clients in a wide variety of health care matters. Ms. Cousineau focuses a large portion of her practice on defending medical facilities, hospitals, physicians, and nurses in medical malpractice litigation, professional misconduct, and professional licensing issues. Ms. Cousineau represents defendants in personal injury litigation including premises liability and motor vehicle accidents.
Ms. Cousineau has counseled businesses and organizations on labor and employment law issues and has appeared on behalf of these clients in responding to and defending claims filed with administrative bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Ms. Cousineau has represented private employers on a variety of employment matters, including drafting and interpretation of employment contracts and handbooks, enforcement of confidentiality agreement, wrongful termination, drug testing in the workplace, unemployment disputes, compensation and benefits matters, wage and hour laws, and discrimination claims including, but not limited to: age discrimination, racial discrimination and sex discrimination.
Ms. Cousineau is admitted to practice law in New York State and the United States District Court for the Northern, Western, and Southern Districts of New York. She is a member of the Committees on Character and Fitness for the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department- Third Judicial District. Ms. Cousineau is also a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association–Health Care Law Section, Albany County Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, New York State Brain Injury Association, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association.