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Christian Valentino, personal litigation attorney in Rochester NY

Elizabeth Cordello


Phone: 585-730-9949
Fax: 888-971-3736

Elizabeth Cordello has a wide range of experience in all aspects of labor and employment law in a variety of industries including health care, 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 Broadway Theatre League, Board Member
NYLS Legal Association for Women, President (Former)
Young Audiences of Rochester, President (Former)


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

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 SuperLawyers©, 2015-2021
NYLS Dr. Max Reich Award for Civil Trial Advocacy

Speaking Engagements

"Mini Law School for New York HR Professionals", National Business Institute, March 2022
Featured in "What's next? RCSD superintendent, 2 others face allegations", News 8 WROC, September 2021
"Connections: Discussing President Biden's vaccine mandate", WXXI Connections, September 2021
"Gov. Cuomo resigning in wake of sexual harassment report", News 8 WROC, August 2021
"Connections: What does the law say about who can mandate proof of vaccination", WXXI Connections, August 2021
"Local employers hesitate to impose vaccine mandates to worker shortages", WXXI News, July 2021
"Labor and Employment Law", Rochester Business Journal Webinar Series, July 2021
"Discussing New York's Hero Act", WXXI Connections, May 2021
"Legal Update Regarding Paid Leave: What Employers Need to Know", Pullano & Farrow, May 2021
"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


Featured in, "Pay Transparency: How Ending the Secrecy Could Erase Inequities and Change the Workplace", WXXI News, April 2022
Featured in, "Hundreds of health care workers, supporters protest vaccine mandate", WXXI News, September 2021
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

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