Anthony J. Fasano












Anthony J. Fasano is a Partner in the firm’s greater Capital Region office in Latham, New York. His practice focuses on providing general and labor counsel to municipalities, civil litigation, construction law, and government investigations. Anthony brings a diverse litigation experience to the firm with experience in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, in grievance arbitrations, employee disciplinary proceedings, and in proceedings with the New York Public Employment Relations Board, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New York State Division of Human Rights.

He is a cum laude graduate of Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and served as a Research Editor on the Touro Law Review.  His case note, The Decline of the Confrontation Clause in New York – People v. Encarnacion, 28 Touro L. Rev. 929 (2012), was published and subsequently cited by a New York Supreme Court in People v. Umpierre, 951 N.Y.S.2d 382 (Sup. Ct. Bronx County 2012).  During law school, Anthony interned with the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco of the Eastern District of New York, the United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of New York, and Guercio & Guercio, LLP.

In addition to his academic career, Anthony received his commission as a second lieutenant in the New York Army National Guard as a graduate of the Hofstra University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, where he earned the George C. Marshall Award for overall outstanding student in military studies and leadership.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course.  Anthony honorably separated from the New York Army National Guard in 2014.

Areas of Practice:

Education Law
Labor and Employment Law
Civil Litigation
Construction Law

Bar Admissions:
New York State
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court – Northern District of New York

Honors and Awards:
Pro Bono Honoree – Nassau County Bar Association (2021)
Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars” (2021)
Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars” (2020)
Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars” (2019)
Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars” (2018)
Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars” (2017)
Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars” (2016)
Nassau County Bar Association – Young Lawyer of the Month (Jan 2015)

Presentations / Continuing Legal Education:

Election Procedures for the 2020 Budget Vote and Election, New York Association of School Business Officials (June 2020)
Paper Ballots? Unintended Consequences of the Presidential Primary Webinar, ASBO New York (Feb. 2020)
Freedom of Information and the Open Meetings Law, New York State Bar Association (Sep. 2018)
School Security and Employee Rights, NYS Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (July 2018)
Addressing Safety and Emergency Issues in the Public Sector, Labor and Employment Relations Association (May 2018)
Fun with F.O.I.L., Suffolk County Bar Association, Suffolk Academy of Law (Oct. 2017)
FERPA and Family Court, Nassau County Bar Association (Oct. 2016)

School districts have 10 days to dispute notice of financial responsibility for foster care tuition, On Board, New York State School Boards Association (Mar. 1, 2021)
When Old is New: Returning to the Use of Paper Ballots in School District Elections
, The Reporter, ASBO New York, Volume 67, Number 4 (Spring 2020)
Social Media and Discovery: One Year after Forman, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer (Apr. 2019)
Recent Trends in Attorney’s Fees under FOIL, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer (Oct. 2017)
Common Pitfalls in Appeals to the Commissioner of Education, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer (Aug. 2017)
Navigating the Doctrine of Primary Jurisdiction, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer (Aug. 2016)
Contributing Editor, Now That You’ve Turned 18 Pamphlet Series, NYSBA (2016)
FOIL 2015: A Year in Review, NYSBA, Electronically in Touch (Feb. 2016)
Ringing the Bell for Tinker, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer (Oct. 2015)
FOIL 101: An Inside Route to Better Discovery, NYSBA, Perspective (Apr. 2015)
A Primer on Student Suspension Hearings in New York Public Schools, NYSBA, Electronically in Touch (Oct. 2014)
The Decline of the Confrontation Clause in New York, 28 Touro L. Rev. 929 (2012)

OSHA 10-hour Certification