Attorneys

Harvey P. Sanders

harvey.sanders@wnyemploymentlaw.com
Harvey Sanders is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (B.S., 1986) and New York University School of Law (J.D., 1989)

Mr. Sanders is managing partner at Sanders & Sanders, where he represents employees and employers in all manner of labor and employment-related issues, including litigation in federal and state court and before federal and state administrative bodies.  He also serves as a mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and is a regular columnist for Business First of Buffalo.  His articles have also appeared in the Buffalo Law Journal, New York Law Journal and Employment Law Strategist, among others.  Before founding Sanders & Sanders, Mr. Sanders was associated with management-side labor and employment law practices at firms in New York City .  Before entering private practice he was a Law Clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Michael Dolinger in the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Sanders is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Law Section, the Erie County Bar Association and its Labor Law Committee.  He has also lectured for Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Western Region Extension Office, SUNY Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the New York State Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, Industrial Relations Research Association for Western New York, Niagara Frontier Corporate Counsel Association, Lorman Education Services and Sterling Education Services.

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1996

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    J.D.
    Honors: Kapelsohn Prize for highest excellence in legal writing in labor law
  • Cornell University
    B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Erie County Bar Association and its Labor Law Committee
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New York (NELA/NY)

Past Employment Positions

  • Sanders & Sanders, Managing Partner, 1995 – Present
  • Mayer, Brown & Platt, Associate, 1994 – 1995
  • Benetar Bernstein Schair & Stein, Associate, 1992 – 1994
  • Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, Associate, 1990 – 1992
  • Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, Summer / Part-time Associate, 1988 – 1989
  • United States Magistrate Judge Michael Dolinger, Law Clerk, 1989 – 1990
  • Jaeckle, Fleishchmann & Mugel, Summer Associate, 1987

Birth Information

  • Brooklyn, New York

Matthew V. Simeone, Esq.

matthew.simeone@wnyemploymentlaw.com
Matt Simeone is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo (B.A. 2011) and the University at Buffalo School of Law (J.D. 2018)

Mr. Simeone is an associate at Sanders & Sanders, where he represents both employees and employers in various labor and employment issues, including discrimination, wrongful termination, unemployment benefits, unpaid wages, separation agreements, and employment agreements. He handles matters in federal and state court and in federal and state administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights. In law school, Mr. Simeone distinguished himself as a member of the trial advocacy program, representing the University at Buffalo in the National Trial Competition. Mr. Simeone also volunteered with the Future Advocates in Training program at the law school, where he and other law students assisted in mentoring low-income high school students on trial advocacy skills and law basics. Mr. Simeone was also an active member of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal.

Mr. Simeone is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Erie County Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • New York State, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, 2019

Education

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.
  • SUNY Geneseo, B.A. (Journalism & Media)

Past Experience

  • Sanders & Sanders, Associate, 2018 – Present
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Law School Extern, 2018
  • O’Brien & Ford, P.C., Law Clerk, 2017 – 2018
  • Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., Housing Unit Intern, 2016 – 2017
  • Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Felony Trials Bureau Intern, 2016

Birthplace

  • Islip Terrace, New York

Helaine E. Sanders

helaine.sanders@wnyemploymentlaw.com

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law – Employee
  • Labor Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York

Education

  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    J.D.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    B.S.
    Major: Industrial & Labor Relations
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    M.S.W

Past Employment Positions

  • New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, Administrative Law Judge, 1990 – 1994

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Phi

Birth Information

  • 1965, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America