Wendy Gildin, Esq.Associate
Ms. Gildin has over twenty years of legal experience advising clients and government agencies on compliance with state and federal laws in areas including education, disability, civil rights, and privacy law. She has represented clients through all stages of administrative due process hearings, mediations and successfully conducted impact litigation under Federal special education law and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Most recently, she worked for a national Long Island based law firm where she represented clients in labor and employment issues including wage/hour disputes, discrimination claims, breach of fiduciary duty and appellate practice.
Wendy previously served as an attorney for a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the legal rights of individuals with disabilities. In 2016, she created an education advocacy program serving youth within the Suffolk County Criminal Courts. She has served as court-appointed counsel in the Suffolk County Family and Supreme Courts and represented children as a member of the Appellate Division, Second Department’s Attorney for Children Panel. As Senior Associate in a general litigation firm in Queens, New York, she managed a high-volume caseload, representing clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters throughout Long Island and New York City. Wendy began her career as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County where she represented indigent persons in criminal defense matters. She has regularly been a speaker at local and state bar associations, conferences, and law schools has served as a speaker in numerous conferences and appeared as a commentator on special education matters on Fox 5/WNYW Television. She is admitted to practice in all New York State Courts and the United States Federal Court, Southern and Eastern and Districts of New York.