Webster Szanyi LLP is pleased to announce that Heather Dechert has become a partner of the firm. Since joining Webster Szanyi LLP in 2016, Ms. Dechert’s practice has focused on representing employers in both the private and public sectors, on a variety of issues, ranging from litigating employment claims to counseling clients on a wide range of labor and employment laws to avoid and defend against potential litigation. Ms. Dechert is involved in all phases of representation before state and federal courts and agencies, including the federal and state Departments of Labor, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). Ms. Dechert graduated cum laude from John Carroll University in 2006 and magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 2010. Prior to joining Webster Szanyi LLP, Ms. Dechert worked at Jones Day Cleveland, representing and counseling management clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters. Ms. Dechert is admitted to practice in New York and Ohio, and she resides in East Aurora.
Webster Szanyi has been doing consistently excellent work for Niagara County for the past 15 years. They have handled a variety of litigation matters from negligence cases to civil rights claims and we know we can count on them to get the job done for us.
County Attorney, Niagara County
I have been very pleased with the capabilities and work product of Webster Szanyi attorneys. For example, Jeremy Colby is a former County Attorney who is highly effective in municipal litigation. The firm was recently retained as special counsel for a highly technical lawsuit. In a few months’ time, Webster Szanyi obtained a successful result for the Town. Jeremy’s diligent response and immediate grasp of the issues makes it a pleasure to work with this firm.
Town Attorney, Town of Aurora and Town of Wales