Susan TylarManaging Attorney for Federal Employee Litigation
Susan Tylar has dedicated her legal career to being an advocate for the rights of workers in the workplace. Ms. Tylar received her law degree from Hofstra Law School and began her career with Leeds, Morelli and Brown as a litigation associate where she represented current/former employees of Fortune 500 companies and municipalities with employment and civil rights claims based on race, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, and religion. As part of a team, she managed a multi-million dollar class-action employment discrimination case with over five hundred participants against a nationwide company. She was also assistant counsel in the precedent setting Federal Court case, Quinn v. Nassau County, the first case where a court held that workplace harassment of a municipal employee based on sexual orientation violates the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Spending years as a successful litigator, Ms. Tylar recognized that the harshest impact of workplace problems is always on the worker and over time she developed an expertise in alternative dispute resolution processes, such as mediation. Ms. Tylar has handled hundreds of mediations with results that address the injustices faced in the workplace, but provide a less onerous process and expense for the client.
Ms. Tylar also has experience in regulatory and administrative processes as a compliance officer for a brokerage firm and acted as liaison with the New York State Banking Department; interned with the New York State Division of Human Rights, Community Legal Assistance Clinic, and Sepa Mujer (non-profit advocacy for battered immigrant women with the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Service). Working with The Law Office of Jonathan Bell, Ms. Tylar brings nearly fifteen years of experience in employment law and workplace issues and has developed an expertise in federal sector employment law, including security clearance issues.