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Goldberg Segalla Names New Partners, Special Counsel Promotions January 2, 2014

Goldberg Segalla is pleased to announce the law firm has elected Brian R. Biggie, Marc W. Brown, Thomas J. O’Grady, and S. Philip Unwin to its partnership, and the firm promoted associate attorneys Richard J. Ahn and Patrick B. Omilian to the level of special counsel.

Newly elected partners are:

  • Brian R. Biggie, of the Buffalo office, focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage disputes with significant emphasis on litigation. He has successfully tried insurance coverage actions in both state and federal courts, including a recent $4 million insurance fraud claim in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. He has prepared and argued appeals across New York State and has been retained to represent insurers in mediations and arbitrations across the country.

  • Marc W. Brown, of the Buffalo office, focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation. His experience includes litigation pertaining to real property title claims defense and coverage matters, real property tax certiorari proceedings, contractual disputes, personal injury, products liability, toxic torts, and collection enforcement. He has extensive appellate experience and is a former judicial clerk in the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

  • Thomas J. O’Grady, of the Princeton office, has extensive experience in commercial, product liability, and toxic tort litigation, and has handled a vast array of other civil litigation matters including the defense of employment disputes, class actions, and professional liability claims. He serves as Chair for the Product Liability and Toxic Tort Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and he is an editor of Goldberg Segalla’s New Jersey Product Liability and Consumer Fraud Defense blog.

  • S. Philip Unwin, of the Rochester office, focuses on defending workers’ compensation claims and Section 120 discrimination claims. He has handled hundreds of trials at the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. As a Medicare Set-Aside Certified Consultant, he assists clients with Medicare Set-Asides and conditional payments, and he advises them of their rights and obligations under the Medicare Secondary Payer laws in both workers’ compensation and general liability claims.

Elevated to special counsel are:

  • Richard J. Ahn, of the New York office, handles a wide variety of insurance coverage matters involving various policy types and issues. His experience extends into complex insurance and reinsurance issues as well as regulatory matters. His regulatory practice involves providing compliance and quality management counseling, monitoring and guiding insurers through changing rules and statutes, advising on reinsurance and captive arrangements, and assisting with insurance department inquiries and applications.

  • Patrick B. Omilian, of the Buffalo office, focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage and reinsurance matters. He provides insurance coverage analysis and advocacy on matters involving environmental, reinsurance, complex claims, and bad faith. His experience and successes include defending a variety of claims in state and federal courts relating to industrial solvent contamination in groundwater, Superfund contribution actions, agricultural operations, and asbestos exposure claims.