Deborah Misir is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation department. She has over 25 years of experience representing a wide array of clients, including U.S. federal agencies, local government entities, employers, unions and individuals. Deborah’s practice focuses on labor and employment, internal investigations, legal compliance, risk management, civil trial and appellate litigation, international, public policy and legislation.
Deborah has personally handled hundreds of litigation matters, including oral arguments before almost all of the U.S. federal courts of appeal. She also develops corporate ethics compliance programs, conducts internal investigations, and provides public policy and legislative advice for government and association clients.
Prior to joining Cullen and Dykman, Deborah practiced commercial, labor, international and immigration law at Lally & Misir LLP, and served in a variety of leadership roles in federal and local government. Among other things, she served in Washington DC, as Ethics Attorney for the White House Counsel’s Office; U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor; Chief of Staff of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force (FTTTF); Counsel to the U.S. Delegation to United Nations’ International Maritime Organization, and recently on Long Island, as Town Attorney for the Town of Huntington. Deborah’s experience in senior government roles provides unique insight to creatively and efficiently represent clients in the most complex and challenging of legal matters.
Deborah is active in the legal community, serving as Chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Committee on Labor and Employment, President of the Indian American Bar Association of Long Island, and Member of the Nassau County Committee on Equal Justice in the Courts for the 10th Judicial District.