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Linda Prestegaard

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Practice Areas

Ms. Prestegaard advises employers on the full range of employment and workplace issues, and represents them in federal and state courts and agency proceedings defending Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and Human Rights Law claims. She also represents management in traditional labor law matters, including conducting training regarding concerted activity, union awareness and campaign, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, NLRB proceedings and LMRA litigations. She also has extensive experience investigating claims of harassment, discrimination and workplace misconduct. Ms. Prestegaard has been selected to the U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Mediation Panel.


Joined firm in 1998 and has been a Partner since 2004.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Litigation Section; Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys; Monroe County Bar Association, Litigation Section; National Association of College and University Attorneys; New York City Bar Association; New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Trial Lawyers Section


Cornell Law School, J.D. 1988 and Tufts University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1985