Stephanie Cerasano handles matters in defense of employers with particular focus in the areas of disability discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act and wage and hour law. She represents employers in federal and state court, as well as before administrative agencies. She also works with employers beyond the litigation context, to assist with employee handbooks, written employment contracts and training for managers.
She frequently serves as a guest speaker for professional groups, giving presentations about a variety of employment-law topics and has spoken, among numerous other topics, regarding: tips for lawful employment termination, ADA and FMLA basics and recent developments, and discrimination and harassment.
Prior joining the firm, Stephanie was a Partner with the Phoenix law firm Lewis and Roca. Earlier in her career, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable William C. Canby, Jr., of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
She is admitted to practice in Arizona and before the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Stephanie is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section. She is a also member of the Employment Practices Committee for the Arizona Chapter of Associated General Contractors. She is a former member of the Executive Committee for the Labor and Employment Section of the Arizona State Bar and previously served on the Board of Directors for the ASU College of Law Alumni Association from 1998-200. Stephanie is a former Program Coordinator for the Employment Section of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and was on the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division of the Maricopa County Bar Association from 1997-2000.
Stephanie is an Editor of The Arizona Employment Law Letter. The publication is available by subscription through the publisher, M. Lee Smith Publishers. She also authored the Arizona Employers Policy and Handbook Guide, M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, August 2006.
While in law school, she was the Senior Note and Comment Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal.
Arizona State University College of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
State University of New York at Albany
B.A., cum laude, 1992
Employment Policies and Handbooks Review
Wage and Hour/FLSA