Phillip G. Steck

Phillip G. Steck

Albany, New York

Phillip G. Steck focuses his practice on litigation with a concentration in civil rights, employment, and commercial cases and has successfully advocated in major case trials and appeals for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York State Court of Appeals, Appellate Division, Third Department, as well as all Federal and State Courts in New York State. Mr. Steck also lectures on employment and civil rights law for bar associations, private companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Steck is also a member of The New York State Assembly, representing parts of Albany & Schenectady counties. View Representative Cases.

Mr. Steck has been practicing employment and civil rights law for 25 years. He has wide-ranging experience in all of the employment-related matters listed on the firm's employment law website

Areas of Practice

  • Employment and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Law Counseling

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team
    • Law Review: University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1982 - 1984
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1981
    • Major: Government
  • Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Capital Leadership Program, Albany, New York - 1993

Representative Cases


  • Employment Law for the General Practitioner and Corporate Counselor, NYSBA, Spring 2011, Fall 2013
  • First Amendment Rights of Public Employees, NYSPHSAA, 2010
  • Labor & Employment Law Update, Sterling, 2004 - Present
  • First Amendment Rights of Public Employees, NYSPHSAA, 2004
  • Emerging Trends in Employment Law, NELA, 2004 - Present
  • Basic Course on Employment Law, Columbia County Bar Association, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Hudson Valley Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2015
  • AV Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Albany County Bar Association, Director, 1998 - 2008
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Shaker Heritage Society, Board of Directors, 2000 - 2008

Past Employment Positions

  • New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, 1987 - 1989
  • Rensseluer County District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, 1989 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chair, Grievance Committee, Albany County Bar Association, 2004 - 2008
  • President, The Center for Family and Youth (Project STRIVE), 1999 - 2007
  • Shaker Heritage Society (Board of Directors 2000-2008)