Ginger D. Schroder, Esq.

Schroder, Ginger D. Esq.
Ginger D. Schroder

Practice Areas

  • Labor Management Law
  • Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration
  • Employment Law Advice and Discrimination Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Compliance and Training
  • Labor Disputes and Unfair Labor Practices

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania

Honors

  • "Forty Under 40", Business First
  • Outstanding Human Resource Professional Award, Society for Human Resource Management, Niagara Frontier Chapter
  • Leader (Professional) Nominee
  • Who's Who in Law
  • Recipient, Hon. M. Delores Denman Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Top 10: Best of the Best, Legal Elite
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Upstate New York, New York Super Lawyers
  • Top 25 Women Attorneys in Upstate New York, New York Super Lawyers
  • Who's Who in Law, Legal Elite
  • Buffalo PreNatal Perinatal Network Volunteer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Top 10 Attorneys in Upstate New York
Rated by Super Lawyers Ginger D. Schroder

Biography


Ms. Schroder is a founding partner in the law firm of Schröder, Joseph and Associates, LLP (SJA), where she practices management side labor and employment law.  For the last seven years she has been ranked as the only woman in the Top 10 Attorneys in Upstate New York and for over a decade she been ranked as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Upstate New York by New York Super Lawyers.  She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and she is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Ms. Schroder is counsel to numerous Fortune 500 companies, including those in the top 10.  She is recognized annually in “Who’s Who among Western New York Lawyers” for Labor and Employment Law (changed to The Legal Elite of Western New York), and she was a Business First, 40 under Forty Honoree, a Leader (Professional) Nominee and the recipient of the Society for Human Resource Management’s award for Outstanding Human Resource Professional.  Fifteen years ago, Ms. Schroder was honored by the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association for the State of New York as the recipient of the Hon. M. Delores Denman Award for Lifetime Achievement.

She represents large and small private and public sector clients in the areas of collective bargaining, contract grievance arbitration and proceedings before Federal and State agencies and courts dealing with discrimination, harassment, civil rights, various statutory employee rights, wage and hour, NLRA and PERB issues, ERISA rights, reduction in work force, separation agreement and OWBPA issues, wrongful discharge and related claims.  She has extensive experience in sexual harassment and gender discrimination litigation and litigation regarding terms and conditions of employment and wage issues in both state and federal courts.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Schroder is a Cattaraugus County Legislator and she has been a medical professional for well over a decade, serving as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Franklinville Fire Department, and as a certified instructor for the American Heart Association and for Cattaraugus County in CPR/AED and First Aid.  She and her husband Mark Heberling own and operate a heritage and exotic poultry farm in the Southern Tier.

 

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence
    • Honors: Best Oralist, Desmond Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Quarterfinalist, Desmond Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Connelly Trial Technique Award for Outstanding Performance
  • State University of New York, Binghamton, New York
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Outstanding Academic Achievement
    • Honors: Henrietta L. Pitler Award, Graduating Senior Woman for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership
    • Honors: The Rischel-Searles Memorial Award, Graduating Senior for Community Service and Academic Excellence
    • Major: History
    • Major: Theater
    • Minor: Religious Studies

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, 1995 to 2005
  • Adjunct Faculty, Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1998 to 2005
  • Former Adjunct Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, Legal Studies Department, American Studies Department, Women's Studies, 1992 to 1995
  • Former Legislative Liaison to the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management
  • Former New York State Bar Examination Grader for the New York State Board of Law Examiners

In the Community

  • Emergency Medical Technician, (EMT-B) Certified NYSDOH #380138
  • Franklinville Fire Department, Continuing Medical Education Coordinator, Ambulance Crew
  • Certified Instructor, The American Heart Association (BLS CPR and First Aid, Heartsaver Certified, Instructor # 04426)
  • Independent Nursing Care Certified CPR and First Aid Instructor, West Falls, New York
  • Instructor for the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Bleeding Control
  • Attorney for the Franklinville Fire Department
  • Humane and Equine Welfare Officer for the Cattaraugus County SPCA
  • Attorney/Advisor on Animal Cruelty Investigations for the Cattaraugus County SPCA
  • Advisor on Animal Cruelty Investigations to the Broome County SPCA
  • Founder of Waverly Pond Farm Equine Rescue, Inc.
  • Buffalo Off Leash Area, Inc. (BuffOLA), Co-Founder and Board Member 2008-2011 (Advocates for and establishes off leash parks for dogs)
  • Kavinoky Theatre Board Member, 2009-2013
  • Kaleida Foundation Trustee-2009-2012
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir-Mezzo Soprano, First Alto
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, Leadership Gifts Committee 1996 through 2010
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, Mentoring Committee 2002 through 2007
  • Hospice, Annual Essential Care Fundraising Event Committee for Children’s Hospice 2003 to 2006
  • Students Against Violence (through) Education, Former Board Member
  • Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network, Former Director
  • Women Physicians/Attorneys Task Force

Prior AFFiliations

  • Dewey Ballantine, New York City, 1989 to 1991
  • Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, Buffalo, 1991 to 1996
  • Buchanan Ingersoll, Professional Corporation, 1996 to 2001
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Prosecutor’s Office, 1987 to 1990

Published Works

  • Co-author, National Paper, Book Chapter, The White Paper Series, Submission No. 12 Resolving Employment Disputes, M. Lee Smith Publishers, 1997
  • Co-author, US, Canadian and British Statutory Enactments impacting Employment Termination Decisions, 2000
  • Author, Labor Issues, Buffalo Law Journal, 2000 - 2007
  • Author, Labor and Employment Issues, The Daily Record, 2003 - 2008
  • Author, Labor Column, New York State Womens Bar Association
  • Author, BAEC Bulletin Americans with Disabilities Act Developments
  • Author, EEOC Guidance on the ADA
  • Author, Good Morning Western New York
  • Author, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace AM Buffalo
  • Author, Paula Jones Case Dismissal: The Aftermath Channel 7
  • Author, Eyewitness News; Paula Jones Sexual Harassment Suit Channel 7
  • Author, Eyewitness News; Sexual Harassment and the Courts Channel 7
  • Author, Eyewitness News; Credibility of Grand Jury Witness Linda Tripp
  • Author, AM Buffalo
  • Author, Sexual Harassment and Training with Dramatic Solutions
  • Author, Channel 7, Eyewitness News
  • Author, Romance in the Workplace
  • Author, WNED 970 - Office Romance and Sexual Harassment
  • Author, WGR - Sexual Harassment Litigation
  • Author, Employment Law Alliance: Americans Turn Thumbs Down on Romantic Relationships Between Supervisors and their Employees
  • Author, Yahoo! Politics Features Newswire
  • Author, Narrator and commentator for nationally distributed video for workplace training Dramatic Solutions

Professional Associations

  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter, Immediate Past President, 1998 to 1999
  • Erie County Bar Association, Chair, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • National Conference of Women's Bar Associations, Past Director
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter, President Elect, 1997 to 1998
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, Past Co-Chair, 2005 to 2006
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, Mentoring, Financial Oversight Committee, Vice President, 2000 to 2003
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, Mentoring, Financial Oversight Committee, Treasurer, 2001 to 2002
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, Mentoring Committee, Chair, 2005 to 2006
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, Mentoring Committee, Past Co-Chair
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, Labor and Employment Law Committee, 2004 to 2005
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, Finance Committee, 2005 to 2005
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, Finance Committee, Past Co-Chair
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, Reproductive Freedom Committee, Past Co-Chair
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, National Conference on Womens Bar Associations, Past Co-Chair
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, State Organization, Judicial Screening Committee for New York State Court of Appeals Candidates, Past Co-Chair
  • Erie County Bar Association, Federal Practice and Procedure Committee, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Federal Practice and Procedure Subcommittee on Federal Court Settlement Week, Former Chair
  • Erie County Bar Association, Presidents Committee on The Study of Election Reform, Member
  • National Conference of Womens Bar Associations, Board of Directors, Past Director