Goldberg Segalla added two new attorneys to the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group in the firm’s White Plains and Garden City offices: partner Ryan K. Allen will be based in White Plains, and associate Larry J. Przetakiewicz will be based in Garden City.
Ryan represents large employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. His practice includes all stages of the workers’ compensation claims process, from the initial evaluation of a claim through defense preparation, witness and expert depositions, and hearings, as well as drafting and negotiating favorable settlements for his clients. He also has an extensive background in New York appellate practice and Article 78 proceedings. In addition to claims-handling and litigation, Ryan advises human resources and risk management departments and professionals with major companies on workers’ compensation, disability, and other benefits issues, with an eye toward loss prevention and mitigation. Ryan’s experience extends to matters involving Social Security Disability, the New York State and Local Retirement System, General Municipal Law Sections 207-a and 207-c, and benefits under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (Zadroga Act).
Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University Bloomington and earned his J.D. at New York Law School, where he was president of the Media, Entertainment, and Sports Law Association. While in law school he gained experience in a series of legal internships spanning general litigation, music publishing, performance rights, television and radio, and artist management and marketing. He also served a graduate judicial fellowship, working closely with the Hon. Martin Shulman, Supervising Judge of the New York County Civil Court. He has been recognized on the New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars list every year since 2015.
Larry represents clients of all sizes and across various industries before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Before entering private practice, he served for five years as assistant district attorney in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, first with the Career Criminal Major Crimes Bureau, and then as a felony trial attorney in the Narcotics Trial Bureau. Larry earned his bachelor’s at St. John’s University and earned his J.D. at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where he graduated magna cum laude. During this time he gained experience as a legal intern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He also served as judicial intern for the Hon. Arthur D. Spatt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.