Goldberg Segalla is pleased to announce the addition of associates Neil A. Diegelman and Christopher P. Maugans, who respectively join the firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Business and Commercial Practice Groups in Buffalo.
Neil’s experience litigating workers’ compensation claims includes gathering claimant testimony, conducting depositions with medical and other experts, and handling hearings before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. His background also includes litigating plaintiffs’ personal injury cases and working with an e-discovery company to provide strategic review of litigation and documents relating to class action lawsuits involving pharmaceutical, securities, and tort law.
Chris, who is also part of the firm’s Employment and Labor Practice Group, has extensive experience handling the spectrum of legal issues surrounding the practice, including drafting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements, investigating grievances, and handling internal investigations involving attendance, performance, and harassment allegations. He also is adept at handling Freedom of Information Law requests, reasonable accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and issues involving the Family Medical Leave Act.
Neil and Chris are both cum laude graduates of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School (Mr. Maugans concurrently earned his M.B.A. from SUNY Buffalo). During law school, Neil held an internship with the City of Buffalo’s Law Department and was an editor of UB Law’s Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy and the Environmental Law Journal. Chris, meanwhile, was a two-year treasurer of the Labor & Employment Relations Society and a participant in several moot courts. He was also a judicial law clerk with the Hon. Frederick Marshall and an extern with the United States Equal Opportunity Commission’s Buffalo office.