Said counsels employers, insurers, and third-party administrators in a wide variety of workers’ compensation matters and defends them before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. As a former assistant corporation counsel for the City of Albany, Said has extensive experience drafting dispositive motions and discovery demands, handling depositions, arguing motions, and conducting bench trials. He also draws on previous experience in criminal defense and real estate matters as well as in assisting insurance companies’ special investigation units to probe and file federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) complaints against fraudulent health care providers.
Said earned his bachelor’s degree at Florida International University and went on to earn his J.D. at Albany Law School. While there, he was a Student Bar Association senator, an associate editor of the International Law Society Publication, and a research assistant to Professor Danshera Cords. He was also a law clerk with Albany Corporation Counsel, serving as legal counsel to the mayor, Common Council, and all boards and commissions of the City of Albany. Proficient in Arabic and with a robust background in international law and comparative law theory and practice, Said gained additional experience through coursework in comparative corporate and constitutional law at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, as well as through a judicial fellowship with the Hon. David Parsons at the County Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.