As reported by the New York Post, Clayman & Rosenberg brings suit against Wagner College alleging wrongful termination of an esteemed professor at its Business School because of a prior conviction. Seth Rosenberg and Christina Corcoran brought the suit on behalf of Edward Strafaci, alleging violations of the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws and breach of contract. Seth represented Strafaci fifteen years ago in a securities fraud matter in which Strafaci plead guilty to one count of securities fraud–a fact he disclosed to Wagner College before he was hired.
While employed at Wagner College over the past four and a half years, Professor Strafaci was appointed to be the Director of Experiential Learning at the Business School and promoted to a tenure-track position. As alleged in the Complaint, Wagner College terminated Professor Strafaci at the insistence of its President, Richard Guarasci, on the basis that Professor Strafaci had previously been convicted of a crime. Read the full complaint here.