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Fausto E. Zapata, Jr.
Born
Queens, New York

Admission
New York State Bar (2002) 
United States District Court, Southern District of New York (2003) 
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (2003)
Education
St. John’s University, Criminal Justice, B.S., (1998) 
Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD, (2002)
Bar Associations
New York State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers' Association
New York Employment Lawyers Association
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Biography
Fausto E. Zapata, Jr., graduated from St. John’s University in 1998 and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2002. While attending St. John’s University, Mr. Zapata was elected by his coworkers at the North Shore University Long Island Jewish Hospital to represent them as an 1199 SEIU Delegate. During law school, Mr. Zapata participated in the AFL-CIO’s Minority Outreach Program, which is designed to encourage minority law students to practice union-side labor law. After graduating from law school, Mr. Zapata began his legal career at District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, where he worked in the General Counsel's Office as an Assistant General Counsel, and then he went on to work at The Organization of Staff Analysts as an Associate General Counsel.
In 2005, Mr. Zapata opened The Law Offices of Fausto E. Zapata, Jr., and from the very beginning focused his practice on representing individuals and labor unions in labor and employment matters.
Forums
Mr. Zapata has represented clients in many forums and/or proceedings, including but not limited to:
•    United States District Court, Southern District of New York
•    United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
•    New York State Supreme Court
•    New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division
•    American Arbitration Association
•    United States National Labor Relations Board
•    United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
•    New York State Division of Human Rights
•    New York State Thruway Authority Disciplinary Grievance Arbitration
•    New York City Department of Investigation
•    New York City Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District
•    New York State Civil Service Commission
•    New York City Civil Service Commission
•    New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services
•    New York City Commission on Human Rights
•    New York State Department of Health
•    New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings
•    New York City Office of Collective Bargaining/Board of Collective Bargaining
•    New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Office of the Inspector General Interviews
•    New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Step IA Conferences
•    New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Rule 7.5 Disciplinary Hearings
•    New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Personnel Review Board Appeals
•    New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Regulation 1 Hearings
•    New York City Department of Education Grievance Panel Appeals
•    New York City Department of Environmental Protection Investigatory Interviews
•    City University of New York Disciplinary Hearings
•    New York City Fire Department Executive Order 16 Interviews
Speaking Engagements
The Human Rights Law and Affirmative Defenses in the Labor Context. Invited to speak and present paper at the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Northeastern Regional Meeting, New York, New York (2010, December)
What Union Lawyers Need to Know About the American with Disabilities Act Amendments and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act. Moderator at AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee National Annual Conference, San Diego, California (2011, April)
Come Monday, It’ll Be Alright, Come Monday, We’ll Be Payin’ You Right: Routine Remedy or Radical Departure? Is Backpay for Unlawful Immigrants Beyond the Scope of the Board’s Remedial Process? Mezonos Maven Bakery, 357 NLRB No. 47. Invited to speak and present paper at the American Bar Association Committee on the Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act, Key West, Florida (2012, Midwinter Meeting)