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John A. Walsh
Business Manager
Direct Dial: 315.701.6317
Direct Fax: 315.423.2821

John assists the Firm’s Board of Managers with strategic and tactical planning and implementation and oversees the Firm’s operating departments. Prior to joining the Firm, John held executive positions in the life insurance industry and led entrepreneurial initiatives including developing and leading new businesses and corporate divisions. He brings to the firm expertise in strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, capital management, product development and implementation, contract negotiations, and operations management.

Education: BBA – Finance, Kent State University


Jan Quitzau
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Direct Dial: 315.701.6437
Direct Fax: 315.423.2897

Jan has been with Bousquet Holstein since 2010. He serves as the firm’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations and works with each attorney and practice area providing strategic guidance and support for developing and executing marketing, media, and business development plans. Prior to working at Bousquet Holstein, Jan directed marketing programs for independent businesses, not-for-profit trade associations, and start-up enterprises. Jan also served for more than 20 years in various marketing and management positions in the hospitality industry.

Education: BA – Advertising,  Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Communications

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Administrator, Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation
  • Member, CNY Sales & Marketing Association
  • Member, Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Legal Marketing Association
  • Member, American Marketing Association


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Director of Records Management
Direct Dial: 315.701.6397
Direct Fax: 315.423.2840

Ted Hanousek has been with Bousquet Holstein since 2009. As Director of Records Management, he is responsible for managing the Firm’s informational assets, from inception to disposition. He assists each practice group and attorney to research, develop, design, and implement information lifecycle protocols that fit within the firm’s strategic goals.

Prior to working at Bousquet Holstein Ted was Records Manager for Syracuse University, responsible for developing, advising, and coordinating the implementation of the University’s records policy.

Education: BS – Business Administration, Alfred University

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Friends of Central Library (FOCL) – Board of Directors
  • Member, ARMA International
  • Treasurer, Center New York Chapter of ARMA International
  • Grant Reviewer, Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (New York State Archives)

Lisa K. Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Direct Dial: 315.701.6413
Direct Fax: 315.423.2872

Lisa joined Bousquet Holstein in 2017.  As Director of Human Resources she is responsible for implementing human resource management strategies involving workforce planning, performance management, recruitment, staffing and employee benefits.  Prior to working at Bousquet Holstein, Lisa was the Regional Office Director for Barclay Damon overseeing five of their offices.

Education:  BA Business Administration, Columbia College.
Professional Membership:  Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Ryan P. Coburn
IT Manager
Direct Dial: 315.701.6433
Direct Fax: 315.422.3549

Ryan has been with Bousquet Holstein since 2007.  As IT Manager, he oversees the Firm’s Information Technology department and is responsible for ensuring that all firm employees are able to use technology efficiently in order to assist their clients.  He also works with firm management to plan and implement future technology needs to achieve firm goals. Ryan has been instrumental in coordinating the IT planning and implementation of build-out requirements for a complete office relocation and an office expansion. Prior to working at Bousquet Holstein, Ryan worked in IT support roles for a children’s therapy firm and a national music retailer.

Education: BA – Music Business, SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music.  Certified in Microsoft Windows Server, Workstation, and Active Directory


Samantha Z. Kasmarek
Director of Attorney Recruitment and Development
Direct Dial: 315.701.6467
Direct Fax: 315.449.3580

Sam joined Bousquet Holstein in 2021. She monitors associate development to ensure that attorneys are progressing along the practice area’s desired developmental trajectory. She also coordinates with the recruitment team on attorney recruiting, including lateral attorneys, entry level attorneys and summer associates.

Prior to joining the firm, Sam began her legal career at Hiscock & Barclay (now Barclay Damon) in Syracuse where she concentrated on commercial litigation matters as well as torts, insurance and products liability issues. She most recently worked at Syracuse University College of Law in their Career Services Office where she counseled students on career planning, and all aspects of securing legal positions, including judicial clerkships. She also spent time overseeing the school’s externship program, helping students to secure placements, and teaching a seminar that covered topics to help students prepare to practice. Sam has also presented on law student related topics at several conferences for the National Association for Law Placement, in addition to serving in leadership roles and writing articles for the organization’s monthly publication.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Le Moyne College; Juris Doctor, SUNY Buffalo Law School.

License: Admitted to practice in New York State.

Professional Affiliations/Other Involvement: 
National Association for Law Placement (NALP):

  • Serves as Vice-Chair of the Recruiting Section of the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) overseeing the Recruiting Section’s Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan work group.
  • Appointed Member of the NDLE/NDLS Work Group (NALP Directory of Legal Employers/Law Schools, 2020-Present)
  • Former elected Northeast School Member Representative for: Regional Resource Council (2014-2016) and Nominating Committee (2016-2017)
  • Appointed Member: Annual Education Conference Planning Team (2017-2018); Chair, Judicial Clerkship Section (2018-2019)

Le Moyne College:

  • Board Member, Le Moyne College Alumni Association, Co-Chair of the Alumni Awards Committee


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