Elizabeth Cordello has a wide range of experience in all aspects of employment and labor law in a variety of industries including healthcare, construction, manufacturing, technology, airline contractors, food & beverage services and education.

Ms. Cordello is also a frequent speaker and published author on the latest developments in employment law.

Professional & Civic Duties

  • Elevate Rochester, Board of Directors, Member

  • Volunteers of America, Board Member

  • Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation, Governance Committee Member

  • National Human Resources Association, Member

  • Vistage International, Member, Rochester

  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member

  • Society for Human Resources Association, member

  • NYLS Legal Association for Women, President (Former)

  • Young Audiences of Rochester, President (Former)

Honors & Awards

  • Leaders in Law, New York Daily Record, 2020

  • Top Women in Law, New York Daily Record, 2017

  • Up & Coming Attorney, New York Daily Record. 2011

  • Listed in Super Lawyers, 2015-2020

  • NYLS Dr. Max Reich Award for Civil Trial Advocacy


  • "Mandatory Vaccinations" - Discrimination Issues, Democrat & Chronicle, March/June 2015

  • "New Employee Whistleblower Protection in Food Safety Arena", The Daily Record, July 2013

  • "Background Checks and Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know", RBA Legal Briefing, May 2012

  • "Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management", SHRM Legislative Briefing, 2012

  • "Split Over Unauthorized Computer Use Remains", The Daily Record, November 2009

  • "Unequal Pay Litigation Revitalized", The Daily Record, May 2009

  • "Home Work: Reasonable Accommodation or Undue Hardship?, The Daily Record, October 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • "Equal Rights Amendment", WXXI Connections, February 2020

  • "Discussing pregnancy discrimination in the workplace", WXXI Connections, October 2019

  • "Current Legal Topics", New York State Bones Society, September 2019

  • Interview on Labor Unions with Evan Dawson, WXXI Connections, September 2015

  • "FLSA Overtime Expansion", WXXI News, June 2015

  • "Medical Marijuana", WXXI News, March 2015

  • "Women's Equality Act", WXXI Connections with Evan Dawson, March 2015

  • "Paycheck Fairness Act", WXXI Morning Edition, April 2014

  • "Gender Wage Disparity", WXXI Connections with Evan Dawson, January 2014

  • "Nepotism and Favoritism in the Workplace", RBA Member Presentation, May 2013

  • "Social Media Issues in the Workplace", Appearances for 13WHAM News This Morning and SHRM/NHRA Legislative Conferences, 2012-2013

  • "ADA Update", SHRM/NHRA Legislative Conference, October 2008


  • New York Law School, J.D., cum laude

  • Bowling Green State University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York


Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Elizabeth A. Cordello

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