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Prior to forming the firm, Mr. Faillace worked for seventeen years as an in-house Employment Counsel with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).

Mr. Faillace has also taught employment discrimination as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law since 1992 and at Seton Hall University Law School from 1995 to 1998.

Mr. Faillace is a nationally-renowned speaker and writer on employment law. He is the author of the best-selling treatise on the ADA, Disability Law Deskbook: The Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace, published by Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

Mr. Faillace is the Passionate driver of the firm , his goal is to represent those in need. He has represented thousands of clients and won over half a million dollars in trials in both the Southern and Easter District of New York. He has successfully settled hundreds of cases and with that same endeavor he has been able to successfully litigate hundreds of other cases, and in the process gaining over 22 million dollars for his clients in unpaid wages and damages.

Representative publications and presentations

  • Disability Law Deskbook:

    The Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace, Practising Law Institute, Release 7, April 2005.

  • The FMLA and Intermittent Leave: Make the Rules Work for Your Disability Law Deskbook:

    The Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace, published April 2000. Practising Law Institute. 4th Ed. November, 2003.

  • Update on Controversial Case Law Developments Under the ADA, FMLA and FLSA, ORC Worldwide

    Corporate Employment Litigation Law Group Conferences, 1995 - 2005.

  • Recent ADA, FMLA and FLSA Developments, Practising Law Institute (PLI)

    Annual Institute on Employment Law, 1992-2004.

  • Strategies for Dealing with Absenteeism Issues under FMLA and ADA,

    Thompson Interactive Audio Conference, August 2004.

  • Final Revisions to the FLSA White Collar Exemptions,

     New York Compensation Association, June 2004.

  • Communication: The Most Overlooked Key to ADA and FMLA Compliance, Society for Human Resources Management

    56th Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2004.

  • Internal Investigations of Employment and Sexual Harassment Issues, Program Chair and Speaker on Employee Privacy Issues that Arise During Investigations,

    LORMAN Education Services, September 2001-2004.

  • To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate: What’s Reasonable, What’s Substantial & Other ADA Questions,

    Association of the Bar of the City of New York, March 2003.

Language Skills

  • English

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  • Spanish

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  • German

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  • Italian

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  • French

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Bar membership

  • -New York State Bar, 1984
    -Southern District of New York
    -Eastern District of New York


-New York University School of Law, LL.M., May 1999
-Harvard Law School, J.D., May 1983
-Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A., May 1983
Columbia University, B.A., cum laude, May 1979

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