Mark C. Fang
Mark C. Fang is Of Counsel at Abrams Fensterman, LLP. Mr. Fang is a member of the firm’s appellate, civil litigation, municipal, and labor and employment law practice groups.
Mr. Fang has practiced law for over 25 years in New York state and federal courts. He is an experienced and practical litigator representing clients in a wide range of business, insurance, real estate, and labor and employment disputes.
Mr. Fang served as the Director of the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection, managing a staff of inspectors and investigators in the enforcement and compliance of state and county consumer protection laws, and the county’s home improvement contractor licensing program. His media and public appearances focused on consumer scams, price gouging and other consumer issues. Mr. Fang worked with union and non-union representatives in the oversight of the county’s Electrical Licensing Board and Board of Plumbing Examiners, and assisted municipalities in the implementation of the county’s electrical inspector licensing law. Mr. Fang was also appointed to the seven member Westchester County Solid Waste Commission, the commission regulating the county’s solid waste hauling industry and responsible for the appointment of qualified independent monitors.
Mr. Fang also served as the Executive Director of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, where he led the countywide government agency responsible for the enforcement and administration of the county’s laws against unlawful discrimination, including the Human Rights Law and Fair Housing Law. Mr. Fang also managed the county’s internal Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Office, supervising the training of county employees on harassment and other workplace issues, and overseeing internal discrimination and harassment investigations. Mr. Fang is presently the Executive Director of the Office of Human Rights and Affirmative Action of the City of Yonkers, a position he maintains together with his law practice, handling discrimination claims in the City of Yonkers and advising its Department of Human Resources on training and complex labor and employment matters. Mr. Fang has served as an independent director of a public supermarket company listed on NASDAQ.
Mr. Fang is a former Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York, where he served in the Criminal Division of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, focusing on public fraud and corruption cases. He has also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, and Counsel to the Consumer Affairs Committee of the New York City Council.
Mr. Fang is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Army Reserve and a veteran of the nation’s War on Terrorism. He is regularly asked to advise on ethics issues and the Army’s Sexual Harassment, Assault and Response Prevention Program.
Mr. Fang is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
- New York
- United States Court Of Appeals, Second Circuit
- United States District Court, Southern District Of New York
- United States District Court, Eastern District Of New York
- United States District Court, District of Connecticut
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
- American Criminal Law Review
- Tufts University, B.A.,
- cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York City Bar Association, Member
- Queens County Bar Association, Member
- Asian American Bar Association of New York, Member
- America China Hotel Association Corp., Legal Counsel
- Flushing Chinese Business Association, Member
Publications and Presentations
- New York Law Journal, “Administrative Estoppel and the Fair Housing Act,” December 10, 2015
- New York Law Journal, “Interactive Process in Housing and Public Accommodations,” April 1, 2015
- New York Law Journal, “Interactive Process Requirement and Reasonable Accommodations,” February 3, 2015
- “The Federal Fair Housing Act, A Primer,” CLE presentation to the Association of Towns of the State of New York, New York, New York, February 15-16, 2016
- “Enforcing Your House Rules,” Westchester County Cooperative and Condominium Advisory Council of the Building & Reality Institute of Westchester & the Mid-Hudson Region, March, 2016
- “Accommodations for the Disabled—What Your Building Should Know,” Westchester County Cooperative and Condominium Advisory Council of the Building & Reality Institute of Westchester & the Mid-Hudson Region, April, 2014
- “The Source of Income Law and Coops and Condos,” Reality Institute of Westchester & the Mid-Hudson Region, February, 2014