Founding Member

Sarah J. Burger

Sarah J. Burger is the Founding Member of Burger Law Group PLLC, a multi-practice law firm serving New York’s Capital Region and Boston, Massachusetts.

As an attorney, Ms. Burger primarily represents individuals in labor and employment law matters that are employed in both the public and private sector, including executives, physicians, nurses, law enforcement officers and firefighters. She also represents business and association clients across several industries, including horse racing, manufacturing, and hospitality.

Ms. Burger’s labor and employment law practice includes representation of clients in matters such as harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; unpaid wage and overtime; employment and partnership agreements; separation agreements; workplace training and investigations; personnel policies; disciplinary action; and restrictive covenants (non-solicitation, non-competition and confidentiality agreements).

Ms. Burger, a native of Saratoga Springs, New York, proudly serves as both counsel and lobbyist for multiple clients in the horse racing industry.

For her achievements as an attorney, Ms. Burger has received numerous awards. Through a stringent selection process Ms. Burger was named alongside no more than 2.5% of New York State attorneys as a “rising star” by Super Lawyers for Employment and Labor law for the years 2014 – 2021. In 2022 and 2023, she was included with no more than 5% of New York State attorneys as an Upstate New York “Super Lawyer” for Employment and Labor law.

In 2020, Ms. Burger was also selected for the Top 40 under 40 for Civil Plaintiff Litigation by the National Trial Lawyers.

Admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts, Ms. Burger obtained her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Drexel University, First Honors.

Selected Published Works & Presentations
• Speaker, NYS Sire Stakes Listening Session, New York State Agriculture and Breeding Fund, Saratoga Casino Hotel, March 2023.
• Speaker, Deposition Skills, National Employment Lawyers Association, NY chapter Fall Conference at Fordham Law School, September 2018.
• Speaker, #metoo: From Hashtag to Understanding and Action, Hearst Media Center, Albany, New York, June 2018.
• Speaker, Sexual Harassment Legislation: The stories of its past and the opportunities for its future, the Renaissance Hotel, Albany, New York June 2018.
• Speaker, Sexual Misconduct, New York State Legislative Women’s Caucus, New York State Capitol, February 2018
• Speaker, EEOC Guidance on Retaliation, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Fall Meeting, October 2017
• Speaker, Women, Pregnancy and the Opioid Epidemic in New York: a multi-disciplinary overview, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of SUNY Albany, April 2016
• Speaker, Public Works Training School, New York Conference of Mayors, October, 2014
• Speaker, Penny Wise & Dollar Foolish, New York State Capital Region Chapter, American Payroll Association, Albany, New York, February, 2014
• Randy Maniloff and Jeffrey Stempel, General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues in Every State, Oxford University Press, (acknowledging significant contribution of Sarah Burger), 2011
• Debra Raskin, Year in Review: Supreme Court Decisions, Practicing Law Institute: 38th Annual Institute on Employment Law, (acknowledging assistance of Sarah Burger), 2009
• Randy Maniloff and Sarah Burger, Litigation Alchemy: Will “FACTA” Amendment End Conjuring of Cash From Credit Card Receipts, Washington Legal Foundation, July 11, 2008
• Neal Orkin and Sarah Burger, Employee Invention Rights in the Twenty–First Century, Labor Law Journal, Spring, 82, 2005

Representative Matters
• Successfully represented individual in disability discrimination litigation. Ziska v. Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., et al. (D. Mass 2020-2021)
• Stack v. City of Glens Falls, 121 N.Y.S.3d 534 (Warren Cty. Sup. Ct. 2020) (finding that City terminated former assessor in violation of her right to due process and unlawfully discriminated against her because of a prior criminal conviction);
• Stack v. City of Glens Falls, 169 A.D.3d 1220 (App. Div. 3rd 2019) (holding that four- month statute of limitations did not begin to run until date when public employee received letter informing her that her employment had been terminated);
• Successfully represented flight attendant in AIR 21 whistleblower action. Vibbert v. Delta Air Lines, U.S.D.O.L. Case No. 2016-AIR-00005;
• Successfully represented former employee in race and gender discrimination litigation. Daniel v. Autozone, Inc., et al. (N.D.N.Y. 2013-2016);
• Successfully represented employees in unpaid overtime dispute. Stewart, et al. v. Matthew Bender & Co. (N.D.N.Y. 2014-2015);
• Successfully represented nurses in FLSA/NYLL collective/class action regarding unpaid wages and meal breaks. Church, et al. v. St. Mary’s Healthcare (N.D.N.Y. 2011-2015).

Professional Associations and Memberships
• National Employment Lawyers Association, National Chapter (NELA)
• National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter (NELA/NY)
– Former Executive Board Member
– Former Vice President
– Member of the Legislative Committee 2013 – present
• Boston Bar Association, Member, Labor Section
• Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), Member
• New York State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
• Saratoga County Bar Association

Community Involvement

• U.S. Trotting Association, Member
• Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association, Member
• Audrain Automobile Museum, Newport, RI, Bellevue, Member
• Heading for Home, Racehorse Retraining and Adoption Center, Inc., Former Member of the Board of Directors
• Saratoga County Democratic Committee, 2011 – present
– Executive Committee At-Large Member
• New York State Democratic Committee
– JD 4 (2020 – present)
– 113th AD (2020 – present)
• Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee, 2011 – 2021
– Former Chair

Areas of Practice
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Public and Private Sector Labor Relations
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Business Counseling and Litigation
  • Racing Law
  • Lobbying
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, Pennsylvania

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.A., First Honors

Sarah J. Burger
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