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For Immediate Release

Gargano Named to the 2023 Best Lawyers Ones to Watch

August 22, East Meadow — Desiree M. Gargano, Associate in the Employment Law and Litigation Practice Groups at Certilman Balin, was named to the 2023 Best Lawyers, “Ones to Watch.” Ms. Gargano made the list for the past two years, as well. 

According to Best Lawyers, “These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.” Their “Ones to Watch” recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years. They continue, “Our methodology for determining these awards remains the same as it did when Best Lawyers was founded almost 40 years ago: peer-review. Lawyers are the best resource to provide feedback on the caliber of work performed by their peers.”

Ms. Gargano represents employers and employees in litigation before federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies, and concentrates her practice in the areas of discriminationharassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims. Ms. Gargano additionally provides preventative counseling to management and human resources professionals on various employment law issues.  Before joining our firm, Ms. Gargano was an Associate at a national labor law firm 

She  earned her Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Long Island University

Ms. Gargano is a member of the American Business Associates and the Nassau County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in New York State and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. 

About Certilman Balin

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP has grown into Long Island’s second largest full-service law firm with offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Its 15 practice areas include: real estate, real property tax certiorari and condemnation, cooperative and condominium, land use, environmental law, corporate/securities, litigation, commercial lending, labor relations/employment law, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights, nonprofit/tax exempt and religious organizations, trusts and estates, elder law, telecommunications law, and criminal law. For further information, visit

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