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, and admitted to the New York and Connecticut bars. Susan is an employment counselor and litigator, admitted to the various federal and state courts in New York and Connecticut. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Westchester Women's Bar Association, the National Association of Women's Lawyers, and the Society for Human Resources Management.

Ms. Corcoran is the “go to” person on many national workplace law issues. She is one of our leaders of the Firm's Background Check Resource Group, and serves as a resource on fair credit reporting act issues as well as “ban the box” strategies. She taught a graduate employment law class for many years at Manhattanville College, and frequently speaks before different groups on a variety of workplace law issues. She is currently on the National Advisory Board for Lorman Education Services' Human Resources Certification Program, and had recently served two terms as NYS SHRM Legislative Director, successfully participating in lobbying efforts to overturn New York's annual WTPA notice requirement.

Within Jackson Lewis, she has been a leader in the firm's diversity initiatives by acting as co-chair of its Women's Interest Network (“WIN”).

Ms. Corcoran is passionate about community service and her pro bono work. Currently, she is on the College Council for SUNY Purchase, and serves on the Board of Family Services of Westchester. She has also enjoyed doing pro bono work in conjunction with the Pro Bono Partnership, an organization serving the needs of not-for-profits in the tri-state area. Ms. Corcoran was awarded the Partnership's 2003 Outstanding Volunteer Award, and then in 2008, with its Volunteer of the Decade Award. In early 2015, the New York State Bar Association awarded Susan with its highest Pro Bono Service Award.

Ms. Corcoran attended Cornell University, ILR School ('85); Pace School of Law ('90).

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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New York City Council Passes Ban-the-Box Legislation
Ellen M. Bandel,Susan M. Corcoran,Richard I. Greenberg,Daniel J. Jacobs,Christopher M. Valentino, June 18, 2015
Joining many other jurisdictions, the New York City Council has passed the Fair Chance Act, an ordinance restricting when employer inquiries about applicants’ criminal histories may be made during the application process and imposing significant obligations on employers who intend to take...

New York City Limits Employers’ Use of Credit Information of Applicants, Employees
Susan M. Corcoran,Richard I. Greenberg,David S. Greenhaus,Daniel J. Jacobs, May 15, 2015
The “Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act” amends the City Human Rights Law and defines “consumer credit history” to include written and other information obtained through credit reports or credit scores, or other information obtained directly from the applicant or...

New York City Council Tightens Employers’ Use of Credit Information of Applicants, Employees
Susan M. Corcoran,Richard I. Greenberg,David S. Greenhaus,Daniel J. Jacobs, April 22, 2015
Legislation being touted as the strictest in the country has been passed by the New York City Council prohibiting employers generally from requesting or using the consumer credit histories of applicants or employees for employment purposes, or otherwise discriminating against applicants or...

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Susan M. Corcoran

44 South Broadway, 14th Floor
White PlainsNY 10601


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