• Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. 1992); Syracuse University College of Law (J.D. 1996) magna cum laude.

    Practice Areas: Labor and Employment Law, Commercial Transactions and Litigation.

    Admitted: State of New York and Connecticut; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of Connecticut; Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Ms. Handfield began her legal career as an Assistant Attorney General at the New York State Department of Law in the Litigation Department defending government agencies and officials in federal and state civil rights litigation. Following, Ms. Handfield joined the Labor and Employment Departments of Seyfarth Shaw and then Proskauer Rose in New York, New York as an Associate, specializing in employment law and litigation. Ms. Handfield spent seven years in the Employment Group of the Legal Department at Deutsche Bank in New York, New York, counselling and managing all aspects of employment law. She joined Lyons McGovern, LLP in 2014 as Counsel and regularly provides counsel to our clients and litigates a variety of employment, municipal and commercial issues and disputes.