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Goldberg Segalla Welcomes Attorneys From MacKay, Wrynn & Brady March 15, 2012

Goldberg Segalla LLP is pleased to announce that Dennis J. Brady, James P. Gilroy, Edward K. Kitt, and Gary A. Marshall, Jr. have joined the law firm in its Garden City office. The addition of these attorneys from MacKay, Wrynn & Brady LLP highlights the continued growth of Goldberg Segalla, which recently welcomed James J. Wrynn, former New York State Superintendent of Insurance, as the lead partner in the firm’s New York office.

“This is a very exciting time for our firm and for our clients,” said Richard J. Cohen, Managing Partner of Goldberg Segalla. “Adding the diverse skills and experience of these talented attorneys will significantly enhance and expand our capabilities for clients in New York, throughout our four-state footprint, and across the globe — not only in insurance and reinsurance, but also in professional liability, products liability, environmental law, construction law, and a number of other critical areas.”

“We are thrilled to join the Goldberg Segalla team and to bring the expansive resources of this firm to our clients from MacKay, Wrynn & Brady,” said Dennis Brady, who was a founder and the managing partner of MacKay, Wrynn & Brady. “Goldberg Segalla’s strength as a premier insurance and reinsurance law firm and its broad litigation capabilities match well with the growth and evolution of our former firm, which had a core civil litigation and insurance practice.”

MacKay, Wrynn & Brady was founded in 1992 and served clients from its offices in Douglaston, N.Y., and Hoboken, N.J.

Dennis J. Brady joins Goldberg Segalla as a partner. The focus of his practice has been counseling and litigation on behalf of corporations, insurance carriers, and municipalities in the areas of construction defect and construction accidents falling under the purview of the Labor Law, including contractual and insurance risk transfer issues; elevator and escalator liability; monitoring and resolution of complex excess risk claims; general liability; hotel and restaurant liability including premises, security, and dram shop claims; insurance including coverage opinion letters, counseling on first party, excess, self, and captive matters and litigation of complex third-party claims and coverage issues; municipal liability; premises and security liability, including property damage and personal injuries; products liability; transportation-related litigation; and wrongful death actions. Mr. Brady received his B.S. from St. John’s University School of Business and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

James P. Gilroy, joining as special counsel, is a trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience. He concentrates his practice in the defense of general liability and construction defect litigation on behalf of insurers and self-insureds, and he has significant experience in areas including professional liability, personal injury, product liability, municipal liability, civil rights, and environmental contamination. Mr. Gilroy received his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

Edward K. Kitt, joining as special counsel, has over 30 years of experience representing the construction industry and others in matters involving Labor Law accident claims; doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice claims; the hospitality and restaurant industry in premises, security, and dram shop claims; and various clients in toxic torts, including cases involving mold and lead poisoning. He counsels insurers on a wide range of matters and litigates complex coverage issues. He has represented several municipalities and numerous public authorities in premises and road-design liability. Mr. Kitt also represents manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in product liability matters as well as truck owners and public transit operators in transportation-related accidents. He has advised corporate and business clients on risk management, captive insurance, and government relations. Mr. Kitt received his B.A. from Villanova University and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

Gary A. Marshall, Jr., joining as an associate, represents clients in general litigation matters. His experience includes personal injury matters involving auto accidents and labor law. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Geneseo and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

James J. Wrynn was a founding partner of MacKay, Wrynn & Brady and practiced there until he was appointed Executive Director of the New York State Insurance Fund in 2009. He then served as the New York State Superintendent of Insurance before becoming Deputy Superintendent of the state’s Department of Financial Services. For more information on Mr. Wrynn, please see Goldberg Segalla’s Feb. 9 news release.