Megan Goddard is an employment discrimination lawyer devoted to protecting equality in the workplace. She represents victims of all types of discrimination, including race, gender, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation and national origin, as well as victims of sexual harassment and discrimination-based retaliation. Megan also represents whistleblowers. Her clients face discrimination in various workplaces, including hospitals, law firms, factories, grocery stores, schools, transportation companies, insurance companies, retail stores, restaurants and child care centers, among others. Megan’s unwavering commitment to advocating for equal opportunities in the workplace extends beyond her legal practice. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA-NY) and is a member of NELA-NY’s Gender Discrimination Committee. Megan is a longtime volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She also volunteers with the I-Mentor organization, Operation Santa Claus and the Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative Foundation.
Anthony (Tony) Consiglio is an employment discrimination and civil rights lawyer. He has represented construction workers and restaurant workers seeking fair wages; a nursing mother denied a private room to express breast milk; pregnant women coincidentally “selected” for termination months before their babies were due; adjunct professors who were suddenly non-renewed after decades of service; the only woman in an office full of men, given the worst assignments and denied all the privileges her male workers enjoyed; young women sexually harassed by their supervisors or board members who control the company; female servers “dropped” when their restaurant “upgraded” to a more maître-d’-like “look”; a state court judge removed from the judicial bench when colleagues complained about the effects of her disabilities; and immigrants with long-ago criminal convictions targeted for deportation after they have rehabilitated their lives.
Tony utilizes passionate advocacy and argument, careful legal research, persuasive analytical writing, strategic investigation of documentary evidence, and rigorous examination of witnesses in sworn testimony to get the best results possible for our clients. Tony received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2011 and joined Goddard Law in 2020. Before becoming an attorney, Tony was a high school English teacher.
Siobhan Klassen is an employment discrimination lawyer who is passionate about protecting the rights of employees to be free from a discriminatory workplace. She has represented a wide-range of clients who have been victims of discrimination, including clients with intersecting claims of discrimination. Siobhan has also represented clients with unique or novel claims of discrimination and continues to work to advance anti-discrimination law. Prior to joining Goddard Law PLLC, Siobhan worked in both law firms and not-for-profit firms, including the Gender Equality Law Center, where she focused on impact litigation. Recently, she has focused on employee protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before litigating employment discrimination claims, Siobhan was a Fellow of Hofstra Law School’s Access to Justice Incubator, where she represented low-income individuals in a variety of legal claims. Siobhan is a member of the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Associate and admitted to practice in New York and California.
Katerina Housos is a New York City based employment discrimination attorney. Ms. Housos grew up in Greece and is both a common law and civil law trained attorney, having received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Athens, Greece, her first LL.M. degree in Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary University of London in England, and her second LL.M. degree in International Law and Justice from Fordham University School of Law in New York City. While at Fordham, she served as International Graduate Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal and was part of the Community Economic Development legal clinic. In addition, she has served as Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations in New York and as a judicial law clerk at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. Prior to joining Goddard Law, Ms. Housos also worked at other law firms both in New York and in Greece.
Ms. Housos has published several articles in law journals. She is admitted to the New York State Bar as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is bilingual English/Greek and also speaks French. She currently serves on the African Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association and the Legislative Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association/New York. Ms. Housos is a skillful attorney who is dedicated to justice for employees.
Liz Budnitz has spent her career fighting for people who have been denied their rights, both internationally and in the United States. She received a BA from University of Michigan in Women's Studies, and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, focusing on public interest law. Liz clerked for the Honorable Joan M. Azrack in the Eastern District of New York, and she has been a Legal Officer at war crimes courts in The Hague, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. For Goddard Law, she specializes in working with victims of discrimination in order to tell their stories and change their lives for the better. Liz is thrilled to be a part of a legal team at Goddard Law that fights relentlessly for justice for their clients.