Susan M. Corcoran: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Susan M. Corcoran

White Plains,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone(914) 872-8060

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • Background Checks
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Management and Employee Training
University Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S.I.L.R., 1985
Law SchoolPace University School of Law, J.D., 1990
Admitted1990, Connecticut and New York; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York

Bar & Professional Association Memberships

New York State Bar Association
Westchester Women's Bar Association
National Association of Women Lawyers


Susan M. Corcoran is a Shareholder in the White Plains, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has been with the firm since April 1990.

Ms. Corcoran is a graduate of Cornell University, the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (B.S., 1985), and Pace University School of Law (J.D., 1990). She is a member of the Bars of the State of Connecticut and New York, and is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Courts in New York and Connecticut. She is a member of the New York and Westchester Women's Bar Association (“WWBA”), the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, and National Association of Women Lawyer's. She is an active participant of the WWBA, and for many years co-chair of its Employment Law Committee.

Ms. Corcoran has practiced exclusively in the area of employment and labor law, and regularly litigates in court or defends administrative matters on behalf of the firm's clients. She counsels clients on a variety of workplace law matters, and serves as a firm expert and resource on nationwide policy development and background investigations (including FCRA compliance issues). Ms. Corcoran frequently speaks before industry and human resources groups, sharing her expertise on a variety of workplace law issues. Ms. Corcoran is currently on Lorman Education Services' National Advisory Board for its Human Resources Certification Program, and serves as NYS SHRM's Legislative Director.

For eight years, Ms. Corcoran was an adjunct legal professor for Manhattanville College's Human Resources masters program. The Pro Bono Partnership, an organization serving the needs of not-for-profits in the tri-state area, awarded Ms. Corcoran with its 2003 Outstanding Volunteer Award, and then in 2008 with its Volunteer of the Decade Award. Ms. Corcoran also currently serves on the Board of Family Services of Westchester and College Council for SUNY Purchase.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

•Recipient, 2008 Pro Bono Partnership, Distinguished Service Award
•Recipient, 2003 Pro Bono Partnership Outstanding Volunteer Award

Published Works


Domestic Violence In The Workplace Revisited (2007)
NYSBA Employment and Labor Law Section Fall Meeting (September 2007) [Author] Starting the Year off Right
Hudson Valley Business Journal (January 2007) [Co-Author] FACT Act Eliminates Need for Prior Consent When Third Parties Conduct Workplace Investigations
New York State Employment and Labor Law Section Newsletter (Spring 2004) [Author] Domestic Violence in the Workplace
New York State Employment and Labor Law Section Newsletter (November 2002) [Author]


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District of Columbia Enacts Ban-the-Box Legislation Limiting Employers’ Criminal Background Inquiries on Applicants
Susan M. Corcoran,Garen E. Dodge,Richard I. Greenberg, September 16, 2014
A new District of Columbia law prohibits employers from inquiring into a prospective employee’s criminal conviction background on its application and before making a conditional offer of employment.
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Susan M. Corcoran

44 South Broadway, 14th Floor
White PlainsNY 10601


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