Christine Malafi is a senior partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP (CMM) and also chairs the firm’s Corporate department. Malafi’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, routine and complex transactions, labor and employment sues (including sexual harassment prevention policies and training), as well as other municipal, insurance coverage, and fraud issues.
Malafi has been working with clients to update their sexual harassment policies to comply with the laws that went into effect last year.
“All employers should have distributed their sexual harassment policy last year and should already have in place a plan for the annual sexual harassment training required by the new laws,” she said. “In 2019, we encourage local business owners to continue to be proactive in addressing the changes, continue to actively evaluate their existing sexual harassment policies and training, and to contact me for guidance to ensure compliance with the new requirements.”
“The best way to prevent problems down the line is to make sure everyone at your company is on the same page on this topic,” Malafi noted.
Malafi also represents buyers and sellers in multimillion-dollar transactions- from technology companies to manufacturers to healthcare businesses- and serves in a general counsel role for many of the firm’s internationally-based clients.
Prior to joining the firm, Malafi was senior corporate counsel to Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., where she handled a variety of national and international corporate matters. In 2004, she became Suffolk County Attorney, serving as the chief legal officer of the county for eight years.
Malafi has taught undergraduate and law school classes on litigation, legal research and writing at Long Island University, C.W. Post and Touro Law Center.
She earned a juris doctor, magna cum laude, from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and a bachelor’s degree from Dowling College.
Malafi is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut; and before the Unite States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, United States District Court, Southern District of New York and United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.
Malafi serves on the board of directors of American Red Cross on Long Island, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, Family Service League and Touro Law School. Malafi has earned a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America- Employment Law/Management (2018 and 2017).