Goldberg Segalla’s New York City office welcomes Michael E. Longo, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Global Insurance Services Practice Group, and Karen A. Cullinane, an associate in the Toxic Tort Practice Group.
Mike defends and provides strategic litigation and transactional counsel to Fortune 500 companies, leading insurers, small businesses, and individuals around the country. He has successfully defended copyright, trademark, municipal, employment, educational, commercial, construction, and bodily injury claims in state and federal courts and on appeals. He defends complex insurance coverage and bad faith claims ranging from automobile accidents to billion-dollar demands on nine-figure coverage towers. Mike also has significant experience in overseeing and coordinating fraud investigations pertaining to automobile accident claims and leading special investigations units (SIU), and he regularly defends no-fault, uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM), and liability claims. As a transactional attorney, Mike provides strategic advice concerning intellectual property and risk management to both individual and institutional clients in a variety of sectors. He routinely advises on the retention of insurance policies and management of copyright and trademark portfolios, and provides targeted advice on defamation and publicity/privacy concerns. With a mastery of complex legal issues, a record of creative problem-solving, and around-the-clock availability, clients rely on Longo when the stakes are highest, calling on him to parachute into urgent matters, often in the face of looming mediations, trials, and other deadlines.
Mike earned his J.D. at the University of Miami School of Law, graduating cum laude, where he was a member of the University of Miami Business Law Review, a research assistant focusing on copyright and communications law, a Student Bar Association senator, and the law school’s representative to the University of Miami Trustees’ Student Affairs Committee. Before entering law school, Mike earned a B.F.A. in film production, history, and theory from Syracuse University, graduating cum laude. An artist and filmmaker, he has worked on numerous film sets and in the commercial art industry. Also a former educator, Mike frequently lectures and presents on insurance, intellectual property, and general liability issues to a wide range of businesses, schools, and nonprofit groups.
Karen focuses on defending a wide variety of national and international entities in complex product liability and toxic tort matters, mass torts, and general commercial litigation. With over seven years of litigation experience, her practice spans pre-trial discovery, jury selection, trials, post-trial briefings, and appellate advocacy.
Karen graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an associate editor and then contributing editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and a student attorney in the UMich Child Advocacy Law Clinic. She gained additional experience as a Governmental Affairs legal intern with the New York City Council Legislative Division and a Criminal Appeals Bureau intern with the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan. Karen earned her bachelor’s, cum laude, at Wellesley College, where she was History Department editorial intern at Bedford/St. Martin’s Press in Boston, and a two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American, while serving as vice president of the school’s Pre-Law Society and entertainment editor of Fresh Magazine.