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Courtney Fain

Courtney Fain


Courtney Fain is a partner in Paduano & Weintraub’s Employment Practice, where she works closely with employers throughout the United States to manage and respond to issues arising in the workplace.  Courtney has successfully represented management against claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation under federal, state, and local law, as well as claims alleging violations of wage and hour laws.  She regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout the nation, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights.


Courtney devotes a substantial portion of her practice to employment counseling.  She works with human resource teams and in-house counsel to create and implement employment policies and practices that are practical, solutions-oriented, and legally compliant. She regularly conducts group and individual trainings on all aspects of employment law, including the role that effective performance management can play in mitigating legal risk.  Courtney regularly advises clients with respect to the disability accommodations process and employer obligations under the FMLA and state paid and unpaid leave laws, as well as employee terminations, reductions-in-force, and WARN Act compliance.   

Courtney also has extensive experience with advising clients on employment issues that may arise in mergers and acquisitions.  She manages employment diligence in connection with the purchase and sale of private and public companies, and drafts and negotiates employment, restrictive covenant, and separation agreements.


Courtney’s clients include small and large businesses across industries, including private equity, fund management, public relations, retail, beauty, hospitality, media, and technology.


Prior to joining Paduano and Weintraub in 2018, Courtney was senior counsel in the Labor and Employment Division of the New York City Law Department, where she represented the agencies of the City of New York, the Health and Hospitals Corporation, and the New York City Department of Education in single-plaintiff and class claims brought by employees.  She also spent seven years as an associate in the employment litigation practice group at Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York City.


  • Harvard College, A.B., cum laude, 2003

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008

    • Senior Editor, Boston College Law Review


  • New York

  • The United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

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