International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Binghamton Attorney
Shannon E. Kane, Special Counsel

Phone: 607.821.2202


Languages: English

Ms. Kane joined Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, in 2016 as an Associate. Ms. Kane is now Special Counsel with the firm. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of Labor & Employment and Litigation. Ms. Kane defends employers against liability, discrimination and disability claims, and represents employers in contract administrative proceedings.

Ms. Kane began her legal career when she served as student judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy, Senior U.S. District Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. She also served as a student law clerk with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York in Syracuse, N.Y.


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2016
  • Binghamton University, B.A. (English), cum laude, 2013
  • University of Healthcare Administration, expected 2020

Bar Admissions:

  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Leadership & Community Involvement:

  • Board of Directors for the YMCA of Broome County
  • Board of Directors of the Addiction Center of Broome County

Publications & Presentations:

  • Enforceability of Settlement Agreements in New York: Say what you mean, N.Y. Employment Law Letter, April 2017, at 4-5 (VOL. 24, No. 4)
  • Are Settlement Negotiations Confidential or Admissible Evidence?, N.Y. Employment Law Letter, March 2017, at 4-5 (VOL. 24, No. 3)
  • Handling Mental Disability Claims: Tips for New York Employers, N.Y. Employment Law Letter, Feb. 2017, at 1-2 (VOL. 24, NO. 2)
  • Fifth Amendment Doesn’t Bar New York Detective’s Discipline, N.Y. Employment Law Letter, Jan. 2017, at 2-3 (VOL. 24, No. 1)

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Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

99 Corporate Drive
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States

Law Firm Contact: James P. O'Brien

Tel: 607.821.2202

Fax: 607.723.1530



Member Since: 2001

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