Anthony Brock began his career as a prosecutor in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office from 1990-1994. In this role he gained extensive trial experience and earned a reputation as an aggressive prosecutor who zealously advocated for victims and held criminals accountable for their actions. From there, Anthony took a position with the civil litigation firm of Friedman, Hirschen, Miller, Coughlin and Campito, where he defended individuals and organizations in a wide variety of civil litigation matters.
In 1996 Anthony joined the Office of General Counsel for New York State United Teachers, where he would spend the next 22 years of his career representing individuals and unions in a wide array of labor law and education law matters. This included handling matters before State Courts (trial and appellate), Federal Courts (trial and appellate), the NYS Commissioner of Education, the NYS Public Employment Relations Board, and numerous arbitrators and hearing officers.
In March 2018 Anthony retired from NYSUT and took a position with Capital Region BOCES where he began his career representing school districts in labor relations matters. This has included collective bargaining, contract interpretation, grievance processing, investigating and prosecuting discipline and discharge cases, providing guidance and advice on labor and education law issues, and providing training to school district staff.
In July 2019 Anthony opened The Law Office of Anthony J. Brock with the goal of building a practice focused on high quality representation of employers while simultaneously building positive employer-employee relations. Zealous advocacy can and should be handled with respect and courtesy for your employees and labor partners. Maintaining a high degree of professionalism in all matters is a cornerstone of the practice.
For more than forty years, Kevin Harren has zealously protected the legal rights of both school districts and their employees. Kevin is now retired from full-time practice, and is “of counsel” to the firm, a status that allows our clients ready and valuable access to his broad knowledge and experience.
A graduate of Georgetown University and Albany Law School, Kevin served as counsel to New York State United Teachers for 31 years before moving to the management side of the bargaining table and developing the Capital Region BOCES Labor Relations Service, where he spent eleven years representing the interests of many school districts.
Throughout his career, Kevin frequently litigated in State and Federal courts as well as before administrative agencies such as PERB, the Commissioner of Education and the State Division of Human Rights. He was personally involved in many of the seminal cases that form the basis of public sector labor law in New York.
Kevin is also a passionate and experienced teacher. For more than twenty years, he taught a variety of labor law and arbitration courses to both management and labor groups for the Extension Division of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and then taught for several years an undergraduate course at UAlbany in the History of the Civil Rights Movement. Kevin is an engaging speaker available for staff training on a variety of subjects.
Kevin was invited to join our firm because his values, as amply evidenced throughout his long career, exemplify our values - a commitment to respectfully working with all sides in search of a fair and just result to any problem.
ALBANY LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 1990
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO
B.A., Criminal Justice, 1987
ALBANY LAW SCHOOL
Bachelor of Science