Elizabeth Cordello, Labor & Employment Attorney in Rochester New York | Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC

Elizabeth Cordello has a wide range of experience in all aspects of labor and employment law in a variety of industries including healthcare, construction, manufacturing, food and beverage and agriculture. She represents public and private sector employers with advisement on matters regarding hiring, terminations, discipline, workplace safety and health, workplace accommodation requests, wage and hour, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, retaliation, employment litigation, and more.  


Within the healthcare industry, Elizabeth has extensive experience in assisting with union and labor matters unique to the healthcare space. This includes, but is not limited to health care collective bargaining, union avoidance, grievance, discipline matters, and NLRB matters. 


Additionally, Elizabeth represents and counsels clients with respect to intellectual property and trademark matters.  In addition to helping clients leverage and protect their valuable intellectual assets, Elizabeth represents clients in trademark disputes and in matters pending in court or before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Elizabeth is a frequent speaker and published author on the latest developments in employment law. She also has extensive experience in presenting training programs to managers and employees regarding discrimination, harassment, whistleblowers, retaliation, and other employment related issues. 

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


  • Featured in, "What Women Can Do to Continue to Close Gender Wage Gap in NYS", Spectrum News, March 2021

  • "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

  • "The Lifecycle of an Employee - From Hiring to Firing: Your HR Obligations", Pullano & Farrow, April 2021

  • "Overview of IRS Changes & the CARES Act Expansion of HSAs, HRAs, or FSAs for 2021", Pullano & Farrow, February 2021

  • "The Cure to Your Questions About Vaccines: A Q&A Session on Workplace Vaccinations", Pullano & Farrow, January 2021

  • "Discussing Workplace Debates About COVID-19 Vaccines", WXXI Connections, January 2021

  • "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, Esq.

Member Attorney

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Navigating the Employee Lifecycle & Recent Labor Law Updates

Join us in our upcoming webinar, as Labor & Employment attorney, Elizabeth Cordello, discusses the key considerations employers should take into account throughout the employee lifecycle.

May 20, 2021

11am EST