Long Island employment law firm Famighetti & Weinick, PLLC recently hired a summer law student intern, Danielle Jacobs. Danielle is a second year student at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.
During her time as an intern, Danielle has conducted research and drafted memoranda. Danielle has observed Mr. Famighetti and Mr. Weinick at consultations and arbitration hearings for labor and employment law topics. Additionally, Danielle assists Mr. Famighetti and Mr. Weinick by drafting intent to sue letters, complaints, rebuttals, and settlement agreements, along with writing blog posts on commonly asked questions by clients such as the NYC Mandatory Retirement Plan and the NY HERO Act.
During her time at Hofstra Law School, Danielle has achieved a GPA of 3.72 and is in the top 8.4% of her class. She also recently earned membership as a Staff Member on the Hofstra Law Review for Vol. 50. Danielle holds a Merit Scholarship and a Dean’s Honor Scholarship from Hofstra Law School. Throughout her first year of law school, Danielle also became an active member in the Hofstra Law Women’s club and the Public Justice Foundation. The Public Justice Foundation helps raise money and awards fellowships to students who devote their summers to working in an area of public interest and are unable to be paid while doing so. Danielle spoke with alumni, family members, and friends in order to raise money for the Public Justice Foundation.
Danielle graduated from Pennsylvania State University in May 2020 with a double major in Human Capital Management and Labor Employment Relations, and a minor in Business Law. During her time at Penn State, Danielle took on many leadership roles including a Project Manager of the Smeal Human Capital Student Consultants. This is a club that takes on real human resources problems by helping small businesses in the surrounding community. Danielle helped create an employee handbook and a new-hire guide for local businesses surrounding the university. Danielle was also the Director of Recruiting and Development for this club. This required her to inform potential new members of the organization and maintain current membership involvement. Danielle would also plan events with other organizations and guest speakers to build lasting partnerships.
Additionally, Danielle was involved in the Penn State THON, which is the largest student run philanthropy in the world. THON is a 48 hour dance marathon and raises money for children with pediatric cancer. Danielle served on a committee of twenty-five members to spread THON’s mission and play an active role in ensuring the success of THON’s year-long effort to raise money for children with cancer. Throughout the year, Danielle was a fundraising specialist for the committee and communicated with businesses as well as organizing events to raise money for the charity. Danielle organized a fundraiser to sell stickers, water bottles, and phone cases in order to raise money. On THON weekend, Danielle was responsible for helping distribute food and drink donations to the students who were standing for 48 hours. During Danielle’s last year at Penn State, THON raised over $10 million for children with cancer.
Danielle actively babysat during her time at Penn State University and Hofstra Law School. In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time outside, hiking, reading, and watching Penn State sports.
In her future career, Danielle hopes to pursue a career in Labor and Employment Law assisting workers. Danielle’s motivations are geared toward helping people who are not able to help themselves
Famighetti & Weinick PLLC are experienced employment law lawyers on Long Island and the New York Hudson Valley. The firm is experienced in litigating employment law cases. Contact one of our employment attorneys at 631-352-0050. More information is available on our website at http://linycemploymentlaw.com.