Oriana L. Kiley
Oriana L. Kiley
Oriana joined the Firm in February 2022 and represents state employees in civil rights §1983 litigation in Federal District Courts. Oriana also represents public and private employers in administrative proceedings and conducts internal investigations.
Prior to joining Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Oriana served as Associate Counsel to the Bureau of Labor Relations at the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for four years. In this capacity, she specialized in employee misconduct and disciplinary arbitration hearings, Title VII discrimination claims, DHR and EEOC matters, as well as providing support to the Attorney General’s Office for all Article 75 proceedings. Following DOCCS, Oriana briefly served as a consultant to clients of higher education on Title IX matters; services included investigations, hearings, and policy review.
Oriana was a trial attorney for the New York State Office of the Attorney General whereby she represented state employees in federal civil rights matters. Finally, she began her career as an Associate in a boutique litigation firm in New York City representing clients in state criminal court, as well as plaintiffs in civil actions.
Oriana enjoys spending time with her family, fitness, cooking and traveling.
Ms. Kiley is admitted to practice in New York State, as well as United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association.
Oriana received her B.A. from SUNY New Paltz and her J.D. from Albany Law School. Oriana served on the editorial board for the Albany Government Law Review.