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Douglas E. Gerhardt, Esq.

Fax: (518) 512-4597

Douglas Gerhardt has been practicing education and public labor law for the past 25 years. For the past 15 years, he has been senior equity partner at a major New York State law firm, representing public school districts, employers and not-for-profit entities throughout the State. Douglas oversaw the education and labor practice for that firm in the Eastern part of New York. He serves as counsel to some of the State’s largest (and smallest) school districts, statewide. He advises, counsels, and litigates on behalf of school districts on all manner of issues including general education, labor and employment and Human Resources. He litigates in court and before state and federal agencies including NYSED, EEOC, NYS Division of Human Rights, and the NYS Attorney General. He frequently advises clients on complex employment matters, First Amendment issues and the essentials of school business practices. Douglas began his career as a counsel to the Speaker of the Assembly. From there he worked as Director of Government Relations and counsel at the School Administrators Association, (“SAANYS”) and then General Counsel to the New York State Council of School Union’s Graduate School, the College of St. Rose and currently at Skidmore College. He is an active member of the Saratoga County Bar Association and longstanding member of the Adirondack Women’s Bar Association

Memberships and Affiliations
  • Board member, Adirondack Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Saratoga County Bar Association
  • Vice President, Management Advocates for and Director of School Labor Affairs
Bar Admissions
  • New York State
  • Federal Court
  • US Supreme Court
  • JD, Albany Law School
  • BA, University of Rochester,
    • Political Science
  • BA, University of Rochester,
    • Economics