Amy E. Canning


  • location icon Newark, NJ
    One Riverfront Plaza
    Suite 800
    Newark, NJ 07102

Amy E. Canning is an associate in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois, and is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. She represents businesses in a wide array of labor-related matters, including collective bargaining disputes, unfair labor practice charges, and employee grievances and arbitrations.  Ms. Canning also maintains an active employment practice, through which she provides counsel to employers on a multitude of employment matters, such as wrongful discharge complaints and discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims.  She further assists clients in addressing and responding to complaints filed in local courts and administrative tribunals, including the federal Office of Civil Rights, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New Jersey Superior Court.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Amy spent more than seven years representing public school districts in all facets of public sector labor and employment law.  She assisted her clients in negotiating and drafting collective negotiations agreements with public school employees, defending unfair labor practice charges, responding to employee grievances, and generally navigating the complex array of federal and state laws governing public sector employees.  Ms. Canning frequently appeared before the Public Employment Relations Commission and the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law.

Amy graduated cum laude from the Villanova University School of Law in 2011, where she served as a member of the Environmental Law Journal and received various accolades recognizing her commitment to public service.  Ms. Canning was honored to receive Villanova's Dorothy Day Pro Bono Award, and was one of three students recognized by the Philadelphia Bar Association for her involvement in pro bono activities. After law school, Amy served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Paul Innes, Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Superior Court, Civil Division.


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