In an interview with NJBIZ, Goldberg Segalla’s Esther F. Omoloyin discusses what she’s looking forward to in her new role as co-chair of the firm’s national Workers’ Compensation practice and her diversity plans for 2021.
Esther, who is now one of the firm’s youngest co-chairs nationally, will work alongside co-chairs Damon M. Gruber and Sean J. McKinley to manage the firm’s fastest-growing practice, with nearly 120 attorneys practicing in 10 states. In her new role, she will work with partners across the group’s footprint to counsel and defend clients in wide range of industries, including retail and hospitality, transportation, construction, professional organizations, and staffing agencies.
“I like partnering with employers to make sure that claimants who are entitled to benefits get those benefits, and maybe those who are trying to get around the system are prevented from doing so,” she said to NJBIZ. “But it’s more than just enjoying a specific area of law. You have to enjoy the people you work with. The people I work with are a big part of why I do what I do.”
Esther is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Task Force and shared that she has big plans for 2021.
“The diversity push is big, even with our clients,” she said to NJBIZ. “You hear and see a lot of employers demand that their legal team be diverse. If you take workers’ compensation, someone from a diverse background, whether it’s place of birth, or ethnicity, will bring a different level of understanding to a claimant that others may not understand in terms of perhaps developing a strategy to come to a resolution.”
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Esther F. Omoloyin heads Goldberg Segalla’s workers’ compensation practice throughout New Jersey. She has a proven track record handling and litigating matters in every workers’ compensation vicinage in the state, including through trial, and she has successfully investigated and litigated numerous workers’ compensation fraud claims. Esther represents national companies, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, self-insured companies, municipalities, and boards of education in matters involving the full range of worksite accident and occupational disease claims. In addition to co-chairing the national Workers’ Compensation practice and continuing to lead the New Jersey team, Esther serves on Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force. She has earned recognition outside the firm, named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list every year since 2015, and honored as a New Jersey Trailblazer in the New Jersey Law Journal in 2019.