When most people think about horse racing they might envision a day at the track or even the glamour of the Kentucky Derby. Andrew Turro thinks about the law.
Turro recently gained statewide notoriety after a successful constitutional challenge to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board’s out-of-competition drug testing regulations. He argued before the New York Supreme Court that the state agency had exceeded its jurisdiction in promulgating the rules and had failed to adequately identify other particular substances banned and he prevailed.
But as one of the leading labor attorneys in the area, Turro works for clients in all areas of employ- ment. He prevailed in a long-fought case against the Town of Huntington and several other NYS towns and cities that changed the manner in which a municipality conducts real estate tax valuation of contami- nated properties. Additionally, he not only successfully defended employers in discrimination and wage claims in the federal courts, but also obtained a favorable resolution on behalf of New York City fire, sanitation and police in the prosecution of a racial and ethnic discrimination action against The City.
From 2001 through 2012, Turro served as a member and the chairman of the Nassau County Board of Ethics. He is also the coordinator of the Meyer, Suozzi Pro Bono program that provides a wide range of legal services to numerous non-profit and charitable organizations.