Legal Staff

Ennio J. Corsi, Esq
Ennio Corsi is the General Counsel of Council 82, a position he has held since 2004.  In his career, he has successfully defended police officers, correction officers, deputy sheriffs, dispatchers, and other public safety personnel in disciplinary and termination cases.  He has negotiated several dozen collective bargaining agreements on both the union and management sides.  He is a frequent speaker and consultant, both in New York and nationally, on employee discipline and discharge defense, the rights of law enforcement officers, representing officers involved in critical incidents and use of force cases, and union administration and leadership. Prior to joining Council 82 as its General Counsel, he was a municipal attorney for ten years, specializing in labor, employment, and contract law and served as a key advisor to local government officials and agencies on a wide array of issues.  He was a Contributing Editor of the book titled Public Sector Labor and Employment Law, Third Edition (2009 revision).  He is a member of the AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee and the American Bar Association’s Union Administration & Procedure Committee and its State & Local Government Bargaining Committee.  He earned his college degree from UCLA and his law degree from the University of Nebraska.

 

Christine Caputo Granich, Esq.
Christine Caputo Granich is Associate General Counsel at Council 82. Prior to graduating in 1986 from the Academy of the Holy Names in Albany, New York, she lived and studied in Evian-Les-Bains, France. She then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian and Chinese in 1990 from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, having matriculated for a visiting year at Mansfield College, Oxford University during that time. In 1990, she was also made a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her law degree in 1993 from Albany Law School in Albany, New York. Afterward, she spent a year as a journalist covering the political and legal news in Summit County, Utah, for the Park Record. Upon her return to Albany, she practiced as a litigator, trying complex tort and corporate cases until 2000 when she became Principal Law Clerk to New York State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Cannizzaro until his death in 2005. She continued as Principal Law Clerk to New York State Supreme Court Justice John Egan, Jr., until 2007 when she joined Council 82. She has continued to litigate in the State and Federal Courts, as well as in the various administrative agencies throughout New York State on behalf of Council 82’s members. She also lectures annually on Labor and Employment law issues. In 2014, she was appointed to the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Third Judicial Department.

A. André Dalbec, Esq.
Andre joined Council 82 in 2015 after nine years with the School Administrators Association of New York State. On a daily basis, Andre serves his clients by navigating the complex interplay of medical and psychological treatment issues as they relate to member rights. Andre has focused primarily on General Municipal Law §207-c matters, contract negotiation, grievances, disciplinary matters and interest arbitration. Andre has successfully challenged employer’s denial of benefits and worked closely with associated workers’ compensation matters to maximize the benefits to injured members. In addition, Andre applies his precise communications skills to author §207-c procedures that provide for a more clear application of the benefit. Andre attended St. Lawrence University where he played hockey and lacrosse and earned Bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Economics. Andre enjoyed almost 20 years in private business prior to graduating Albany Law School in 2006 and beginning the practice of law. His experiences have crafted a skill set ideal for handling matters in the different Courts and municipalities throughout New York State.