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Lisa F. Joslin has been a partner of Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O’Shea since 2009, and concentrates her practice in employment and labor law litigation and counseling, commercial litigation, contract negotiation, dispute resolution, business counseling, and workplace investigations and training.

With decades of experience negotiating, litigating and arbitrating commercial, labor and employment law disputes, Ms. Joslin has practiced in New York State Supreme Court, all Departments of the Appellate Division of New York Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts of the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.   Additionally, Ms. Joslin has handled numerous matters before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the National Labor Relations Board, and the New York Department of Labor.

Ms. Joslin represents and counsels the firm’s individual, corporate and union clients in all types of employment and labor law matters, including: harassment, discrimination and retaliation; employment and partnership agreements; separation agreements; workplace training and investigations; personnel policies; disciplinary action; and restrictive covenants (non-solicitation, non-competition and confidentiality agreements).

Ms. Joslin also conducts workplace investigations involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bullying and workplace violence, and civil rights violations; and she conducts workplace training concerning all aspects of employment law, compliance and human resources.

Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • United States District Courts: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals: Second Circuit


Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Albany Law School of Union University, 1997
  • B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo, 1994



Professional Associations
  • National Employment  Lawyers Association, New York Chapter
  • New York State Bar  Association, Member, Labor and  Employment Law Section
  •  Albany County Bar  Association
  •  Capital District  Women’s Bar Association
Published Work and Speaking Engagements

Ms. Joslin is a frequent lecturer on general litigation and employment law matters, including:   Litigation Techniques; Trial Advocacy; Conducting Effective Depositions; Investigations of Workplace Misconduct; Performance Evaluations; Privacy in the Workplace; Discipline and Termination; Employment Handbook Essentials; Employment-At-Will; Hiring Hazards; Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation in the Workplace; Best Practices in Human Resources; Rights and Obligations under the ADEA; Employment Law Updates; Compensatory Damages for Psychological Injury; New York State Law Remedies; General Municipal Law §207-c; and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Community Involvement
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, 2000-2005
  • Member, Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, 1999-2005
  • Member, Mission Delivery Policy Committee, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, 2004-2010
    Multiple appearances on WTEN’s Morning News Legal Project Helpline, 2003
  • Youth Soccer Coach, Latham Circle Soccer Club Recreation League, 2011-2013
  • Youth Softball Coach, Latham Lassies Club Recreation League, 2009-2011


Honors & Recognitions
  • Earned an “AV ® Preeminent ” Peer Review Rating, by Martindale-Hubbell, for “Highest Level of Professional Excellence”
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year,” by Best Lawyers©, for her work in Litigation – Labor and Employment in Albany, NY (2022)
  • Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America©,” for her Labor and Employment Litigation Practice (2019-present)
  • Named one of the “500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers” in the United States, by Lawdragon (2019-present)
  • Named a “New York Super Lawyer” (2011-present)
Who We Are
GDWO is committed to providing excellence in legal representation.

Located in New York's capital – Albany, our highly skilled and experienced attorneys are admitted to all state and federal courts in New York, as well as Connecticut, and the United States Supreme Court. We have the experience, knowledge and integrity to represent our clients in a competent, vigorous and professional manner.

Client success is our mission.