Elena DeFio Kean '93, a principal at Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., was recently nominated to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) as a member-at-large.
Kean has served the NYSBA in many capacities over the course of her career, including two terms as a member of the House of Delegates and most recently as a member of both the Committee on Leadership Development and the Task Force Against Gun Violence. She focuses her legal practice on all aspects labor and employment matters and municipal law. She also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including as a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Kean was also recently named in the 2013 New York Super Lawyers Magazine as being in the top 5 percent of attorneys in Upstate New York for the fourth consecutive year, as well as on the lists of the Top 25 Women Lawyers and on the list of the Top 25 Hudson Valley Lawyers in the same edition for the second consecutive year.
Established in 2009, Towne, Ryan & Partners is certified as a Women Business Enterprise by the State of New York and has six offices in Albany, Saratoga Springs, Poughkeepsie, Schoharie, Burnt Hills and Bennington, Vt.