Corrine Shea Associate




Corrine Shea is on the firm’s Employment & Labor team and handles cases in all phases of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, trial, arbitrations and settlement discussions. Corrine works proactively with clients to create a culture that reduces legal exposure and avoids specific situations that can give rise to claims. Corrine has trial and litigation experience in federal and state court, as well as with administrative agencies on the federal, state and city levels.

Corrine also assists clients with day-to-day management of employment issues; reviews and drafts separation, compensation and settlement agreements; conducts internal investigations and audits; and coordinates claim management protocols, guidelines and response plans. In addition, she presents training seminars and workshops to clients’ employees, insurance groups and other non-client companies on cultural diversity, sexual harassment, discrimination and other employment-related topics to help employers reduce potential liability even before a claim is filed.

Corrine frequently represents educational institutions in a wide variety of employment and civil rights matters related to both teacher/ employees and students. She defends higher education institutions and private schools in significant matters involving Title VII, Title IX, sexual abuse and harassment, discrimination and reasonable accommodation claims.

As a member of the Immigration Practice, Corrine focuses on helping clients file immigration petitions, including H-1B lottery applications, H-1B transfer and extension petitions, TN visas, PERM applications and other petitions. Corrine also helps clients respond to USCIS Requests for Evidence and advises on other immigration issues (i.e., advance parole, visa compliance and maintenance of status). 

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Corrine was the Mediation Program Attorney in the Office of Mediation and Conflict Resolution at the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Corrine assisted the Mediator by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of legal and factual claims of each case, identifying impediments to settlement, researching outstanding questions of fact and law, and identifying potential settlement solutions.