Meet the ASA Legal Team

Stephen C. Dwyer, Esq. - General Counsel 

Stephen C. Dwyer, Esq.

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Operating Officer

Dwyer is a leading authority on the legal and public policy aspects of staffing. He engages in and coordinates the association’s legal and public affairs activities and advises the staffing industry on labor and employment law and policy issues. He has testified before legislatures and regulatory bodies regarding, and written extensively and spoken widely on, the staffing industry. Before joining ASA, he was associated with the New York multinational law firm Chadbourne & Parke, as well as De Forest & Duer, a 100-year-old Wall Street firm. Dwyer is a member of the New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, and District of Columbia bar associations.


Brittany Sakata

Brittany Sakata, Esq.

General Counsel

Sakata is an experienced labor and employment attorney with more than 10 years of experience litigating matters on behalf of individuals and employers prior to joining ASA in 2016. She advises members on labor and employment law and policy issues, including EEO, wage and hour, immigration/I-9, OSHA, and NLRB issues.


Edward A. Lenz, Esq. - Senior Counsel 

Ed Lenz, Esq.

Senior Counsel

Lenz is former ASA general counsel and senior vice president for legal and public affairs. He is a national authority on the legal and policy aspects of staffing and leads the industry’s advocacy efforts regarding the Affordable Care Act. He also serves as senior adviser for employment, labor & benefits to the law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.



Toby Malara, Esq.

Vice President, Government Relations

Malara advises on all staffing-related legislation and regulation, including the Affordable Care Act, immigration/I-9, paid sick leave, sales tax and per diem issues. He also directs the association’s political activities through its political action committee, StaffingPAC.


Shaan Rizvi

Shaan A. Rizvi, Esq.

Associate General Counsel

Rizvi is a seasoned labor and employment law attorney with expertise in the areas of workplace investigations; managerial and employee trainings; and administrative agency and EEO compliance. He also counsels members on wage and hour, immigration, and OSHA matters. Prior to joining ASA, Rizvi was associated with Employment Practices Solutions Inc. and Cozen O’Connor PC.


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