Scott P. Quesnel

Phone: 518-462-0300
Fax: 518-462-5037

Scott strives to achieve optimal results for all his clients in the complicated area of labor and employment law. Scott primarily focuses on assisting employers traverse the difficult path towards achieving compliance with state and federal law. One of the most common mistakes that employers make is failing to establish and regularly review straight-forward policies. Scott works with clients to develop practices and policies that avoid many of the common pitfalls that trap employers.

Litigation in some circumstances, however, is inevitable. When the situation arises, Scott is prepared to counsel and represent individuals, businesses, not-for-profit corporations, school districts and municipal entities in matters that range from minor civil proceedings to complex class actions. Scott is:

  • Admitted to practice in all New York State Courts.
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Sourthern
    Districts of New York.
  • Admitted and has prior experience arguing before the
    the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Admitted and has briefed cases before the United
    States Supreme Court.

Scott also regularly practices before administrative agencies including the:

  • New York State Division of Human Rights
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
  • New York State Workers’ Compensation Board
  • National Labor Relations Board; Public Employees Review Board
  • United States Education Department
  • United States Department of Labor
  • Occupational Safety Health Commission.

Scott has successfully represented clients in matters involving discrimination and equal employment opportunity under laws such as Title VII, Title IX, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Mr. Quesnel also has extensive experience representing clients in wage and hour disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State Labor Law.

Utilizing his five years of experience working for the New York State Department of Labor, Mr. Quesnel has successfully represented clients in matters involving the Department of Labor’s:

  • Division of Labor Standards
  • Unemployment Insurance Division
  • Division of Safety and Health
  • Bureau of Public Work
  • Asbestos Control Bureau

In addition to policy development and civil litigation, Mr. Quesnel is available to provide a broad range of employment law and human resource training to employers, human resource professionals and employees, and is available to assist employers in performing workplace investigations.

Scott is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the HR Certification Institute as well as the Society for Human Resource Management. The SPHR certification is recognized as a credential for those who have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management in the United States.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • The American Trail Lawyers Association mock trial team
  • Albany Law School Chapter of the National Order of the Barristers
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Capital Region Human Resource Association
  • Capital Region Recruiter’s Network
  • Board of Directors, Sunmark Federal Credit Union

Awards and Distinctions

  • Winner of the Dominick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition
  • Winner of the Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling Competition
  • National Finalist in the American Bar Association’s Negotiating Competition
  • Recipient of the James E. Frankel Scholarship in Construction Law

Practice Areas


  • State University of New York at Geneseo
  • Albany Law School

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York