Goldberg Segalla Elevates 37 Attorneys to Partner, Eight to Special Counsel Following Year of Nationwide Growth

Goldberg Segalla is pleased to announce its largest-ever class of new partners. The 400-attorney firm has elevated 37 lawyers to its partnership, and named an additional eight lawyers special counsel. These attorneys come from 15 of the firm’s offices, and represent practices including Toxic Tort, General Liability, Product Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Employment and Labor, Trucking, and Retail and Hospitality.

These elevations come at the end of another year of historic and nationwide growth for the law firm, following the opening of offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, and Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as the hiring of over 100 attorneys across its 10-state footprint in 2018.

“All of the members of Team GS—over 1000 professionals across the country—congratulate our newest partners and special counsel,” said Richard J. Cohen, Goldberg Segalla Managing Partner. “These attorneys embody the promise we make to ourselves and each other: to be excellent lawyers, and even better human beings.”

“These elevations speak to a larger story behind this year’s headlines about our expansion,” he added. “We’re not just adding lawyers and offices: We’re thriving as a community, helping each other to improve, and continuing to grow to match client demand for our services.”

Goldberg Segalla’s newest partners are:

  • Elizabeth A. Adekunle (Workers’ Compensation—Princeton)
  • Teagan S. Allen (General Liability—Newark)
  • Jeffrey Alperin (Toxic Tort—St. Louis)
  • Susan Biggins Owens (Workers’ Compensation—Albany)
  • Andrew T. Boivin (General Liability—Hartford)
  • Jason A. Botticelli (Toxic Tort—Buffalo)
  • Catherine Breen (Workers’ Compensation—Garden City)
  • Leah A. Brndjar (Product Liability—Princeton)
  • Claire T. Brookins (Workers’ Compensation—Syracuse)
  • Meghan M. Brown (General Liability—Buffalo)
  • Oded Burger (Toxic Tort—New York City)
  • Jessica P. Butkera (General Liability—Baltimore)
  • Elizabeth A. Chang (General Liability; Employment and Labor—Princeton)
  • John A. DeRose (General Liability—Philadelphia)
  • Adam R. Dolan (Trucking; Cannabis Law—White Plains)
  • James V. Durgana (Workers’ Compensation—Newark)
  • Asha V. Edwards (Workers’ Compensation—Garden City)
  • Danielle S. Engel (Workers’ Compensation—Buffalo)
  • Jonathan Fabozzi (Trucking—Princeton)
  • Jason A. Heller (Workers’ Compensation—Baltimore)
  • Daniel T. Hunter (Retail and Hospitality; Commercial Litigation—Buffalo)
  • Samantha K. Levasseur (Workers’ Compensation—Hartford)
  • Arlow M. Linton (General Liability—Buffalo)
  • Jamie K. McAleavey (General Liability; Trucking; Construction—Garden City)
  • Gregory M. McNamee (Toxic Tort; Environmental—Philadelphia)
  • Joyce G. Mezzetta (General Liability—Garden City)
  • Kelly C. O’Connor (Workers’ Compensation—Syracuse)
  • Francis E. Pierce IV (Trucking—Orlando)
  • Thais E. Rodriguez (Workers’ Compensation—Garden City)
  • David E. Rutkowski (Toxic Tort—Newark)
  • Aaron M. Schiffrik (General Liability; Construction—Syracuse)
  • Stephen A. Sheinen (Trucking—Philadelphia)
  • Philip Sholtz (General Liability—St. Louis)
  • Oliver E. Twaddell (Toxic Tort—New York City)
  • J. Daniel Velez (Retail and Hospitality—Garden City)
  • Kristen L. Wilson (Workers’ Compensation—Syracuse)

Additionally, Goldberg Segalla has elevated eight attorneys from the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group to special counsel: