John C. Fish

John C. Fish: Attorney with Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
  • 700 Security Mutual Building, 80 Exchange Street, P.O. Box 5250, Binghamton, NY 13902-5250
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John C. Fish is a partner in Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. With extensive knowledge of labor and employment law, John previously served as Chair of the group for over twelve years. John advises employers on all aspects of labor and employment law, and regularly assists other attorneys in advising their clients who are confronted with unique labor and employment issues.

John’s clients include employers of all sizes. His practice includes extensive representation of employers before various administrative agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He frequently represents and advises clients regarding claims of discrimination related age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and other protected class status. He also represents employers before the New York and United States Department of Labor in audits and hearings.

John believes that preparation on the part of employers is the best way to avoid litigation. To that end, he assists employers in their preparation by drafting employee handbooks, employment policies, and where appropriate, employment contracts. He also works with in-house counsel who have drafted their own policies by providing review and suggestions and by providing training on a variety of employment law issues. He counsels clients regarding wage and hour issues, WARN laws, and federal and state labor laws.

John is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment topics. He takes the lead each year in organizing the firm’s Labor and Employment law update to the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. He also contributes to the Hinman, Howard & Kattell newsletter on labor and employment topics and drafts the group’s updates to clients.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Labor & Employment
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
607-231-6712  Phone
University Attended:
Mount St. Mary's College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1963
Law School Attended:
Cornell University Law School, J.D., 1966
Year of First Admission:
1966, New York and United States District Court, Northern District of New York; 1974, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and United States Supreme Court

Professional Memberships

Broome County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Birth Information:
Binghamton, New York, June 6, 1941

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    700 Security Mutual Building , 80 Exchange Street , P.O. Box 5250
    Binghamton, NY 13902-5250

    607-231-6712 Phone

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