How to Survive Working in NYC: Money, Legal, & Negotiation

Is the internship you’re working legitimate? What is the difference between and IRA and a 401K? How do you negotiate a raise? Our panel of experts is here to teach you the important skills that you didn’t learn in school.


Vicki Aubin
LaDonna Lusher
Senior Associate
Virginia & Ambinder, LLP
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LaDonna Lusher joined Virginia & Ambinder, LLP in June 2007 and works at their Lower Manhattan offices. LaDonna’s practice focuses on employment law and she has represented clients in a wide variety of labor matters, including class actions to recover unpaid wages and benefits, employment discrimination matters and employee discharge and discipline. LaDonna has litigated labor and employment law claims in both federal and state courts, including prevailing wage violations, FLSA violations, state wage and hour violations, discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract and other employment-related violations. LaDonna has additional experience in general commercial litigation and has helped recover unpaid benefit fund contributions on behalf of unions and their members.


Vicki Salemi
Vicki Salemi

Career Coach
Vicki Salemi Enterprises
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Vicki Salemi is a career coach and public speaker unleashing her knowledge from working 15-plus years in corporate recruiting and human resources. This career & HR expert is the author of “Big Career in the Big City” and host and creator of “Score That Job” on MediabistroTV.

Media-friendly, Salemi appears on-air to comment on workplace trends such as Fox Business. Downright passionate about empowering job seekers and career changers, this New Yorker writes Mediabistro’s MediaJobsDaily blog on a daily basis, blogs for U.S. News & World report, pens a column for Metro newspapers and conducts career-centric interviews with celebrities/notable names as a freelance journalist. BlogHer named her one of the country’s top 25 career and business women bloggers worth reading.


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Morgan Newman
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
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