About Abbe Goncharsky
Ms. Goncharsky is a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Working throughout the state of Arizona, she concentrates her practice on representing businesses in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in governmental investigations. Ms. Goncharsky speaks regularly and provides training to employers in employment law topics, particularly on issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Ms. Goncharsky also maintains an active pro bono practice.
Prior to joining Lewis and Roca, Ms. Goncharsky served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jefferson L. Lankford of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. While in law school, Ms. Goncharsky served as the President of the Student Bar Association and was a semi-finalist in the 2001 Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition. As part of the Child Advocacy Clinic, she represented children in dependency matters at the Pima County Juvenile Court. Additionally, Ms. Goncharsky served as a law intern to the Honorable William E. Druke and to the Honorable M. Jan Florez of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two, and worked as a research assistant for Professors Dan B. Dobbs and Jane B. Korn.
Ms. Goncharsky frequently writes on employment-related topics. Ms. Goncharsky has contributed articles for Inside Tucson Business and is also a contributing author to the 2005-2009 Supplements to the Fair Labor Standards Act (Kearns, ed.), to the 2006-2009 Supplement to the BNA’s The Family and Medical Leave Act (Hale, Ossip and Coleman, eds.), and to the 2006-2009 Supplements to the ABA’s Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey (McGillivary, ed.). Ms. Goncharsky is also a chapter author for the upcoming supplement to the Arizona Employment Law Handbook. Previously, Ms. Goncharsky contributed a Case Note to the Spring 2002 issue of the Arizona Law Review and regularly contributed to the Arizona Employment Law letter from 2003-2006.