Susan Egan, Attorney at Law
Susan Egan has represented employers for more than 30 years. She has advised them on implementing human resources programs; trained supervisors on compliance issues; helped work out problems with employees; and represented clients in actions charging them with non-compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New York State Labor Laws, and other statutes protecting employees. Over time, she has also represented employers in litigations charging nearly every kind of discrimination, including sex, race, age, disability, and pregnancy. Much of this experience has been with hostile work environment and harassment claims.
Susan also has extensive experience representing both employers and employees in disputes over employment and severance agreements and non-compete and confidentiality clauses. She has also written employment and severance agreements, which have not given rise to litigation.
Over the course of her career, attorney Egan has represented both large and small employers. Some of the larger employers include IBM™, American Express™, Western Union™, Bank of America™, Fleet™, and many other banks and financial institutions. The smaller employers include retailers in actions brought forward by the handicapped for ADA violations, doctors, venture capital investors, real estate brokers, managing agents, and restaurants dealing with Fair Labor Standards Act litigation, among others.
Before Susan founded Egan Law Firm, she was a partner at Edwards & Angell, which recently merged with Locke Lord to become Locke Lord Edwards. She was there for 15 years, and managed Edwards & Angell's New York Office and sat on the Firm's Executive Committee. Attorney Egan began her legal career at Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Roberts, now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
Susans's experience includes trials and every aspect of discovery, class actions, interpleader actions, motions, preliminary injunctions, arbitrations, and court-ordered mediations. She served on the National Faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) in Boulder, Colorado, as well.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York | U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York | U.S. District Court, Eastern District of S. New York | U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit | U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit | U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, J.D. | Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A.
Professional Associations & Memberships
New York City Bar, Member (LGBT Rights Committee) | The American Bar Association, Member (Labor & Employment Section) | The American Bar Association, Member (Litigation Section) | The American Bar Association, Member (Law Practice Management Section) | Society for Human Resource Management
Owen D. Kurtin, Attorney at Law
Owen D. Kurtin’s practice focuses on corporate, commercial and regulatory representation of both mature and early stage companies, investors, and lenders in the Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Communications & Media, Information Technologies, and Satellites & Space sectors. He is also experienced in the Energy and Financial Services sectors.
Owen advises on a wide range of M&A and private equity transactions, including buyouts, divestitures, and roll-ups; cross-border joint ventures and strategic alliances; securities offerings and private placements; and financial and strategic investments. He also counsels company boards and officers on their fiduciary obligations and other governance issues, and shareholders and creditors on their rights. He has also implemented “Swiss Principal” and related corporate governance structures for multinational enterprises.
Owen also advises on complex and regulated commercial arrangements such as the development, financing, manufacture, procurement, outsourcing, distribution, and deployment of: terrestrial, satellite and submarine broadband telecommunications and digital media networks; telecommunications, aerospace, energy, IT, health IT, data privacy and cyber security services, software and equipment; biotechnology and life sciences products; and digital media content and other intellectual property licensing and monetization. He has advised on cross-border transactions throughout Western and Eastern Europe; The Middle East and Persian Gulf; and Central, South, and East Asia. He is fluent in French.
Owen is a frequent speaker in North America and Europe, commentator for financial television and radio, and published author on telecommunications, satellite, and IT sector mergers and acquisitions, industry trends, and regulatory matters. He is cited in the Practical Law Company Communications & IT Handbook 2006/2007 (the only U.S. lawyer with “highly recommended” ratings for both telecommunications and IT/e-commerce); The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, 2002-2017; An International Who’s Who of Telecoms Lawyers, 2000-2017; and Global Communications, 2002-2005. He is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was, from 2004 to 2013, the monthly finance columnist for Via Satellite, a leading satellite industry trade magazine.
New York State | U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second and Third Circuits | U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
McGill University Faculty of Law, LL.B. | McGill University B.A | The Bronx High School of Science
Professional Associations & Memberships
Sustaining Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation | American Bar Association (Sections on Business Law and International Law) | International Bar Association (Past Vice Chair, Committee Cm (Communications Law) (2004 – 2006) | New York City Bar Association (Past Chair, Committee on Telecommunications Law (2000 – 2003); Past member, Task Force on International Legal Services (1996 – 2000)) | Member, The Bronx High School of Science Alumni Association; Trustee, “The Bernard Kurtin Award for Excellence in English Language Studies | Past Co-Chair, New York Chapter, the Federal Communications Bar Association
David M. Olasov, Attorney at Law
David M. Olasov has developed a broad based litigation practice representing publicly and closely held entities before the federal and state courts at trial and appellate levels and in alternative dispute venues, especially in corporate governance, compliance, antitrust, business and commercial issues. He also engages in general corporate representation of closely held businesses, with emphasis in real estate and media service industries. David has particular expertise in gaming industries, with experience in antitrust, regulatory and bankruptcy issues affecting pari-mutuel wagering, lottery and casino industries. He is recognized for resolving complex and intractable multiparty disputes.
David co-founded Olasov, LLP in 2008. Previously, David practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell, Edwards & Angell (for which he held executive and administrative posts), and Winick & Rich, including its merger successors Baer Marks & Upham, Brown Raysman, and Thelen LLP.
New York State | United States Supreme Court | United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, First, Second, and Third Circuits | United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York | United States Tax Court | United States Court of Claims
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, LL.B. | Columbia College, New York, New York, A.B., cum laude (Philosophy) | Gaud School, Charleston, South Carolina, Valedictorian