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Joseph Hanna Speaks with Law360 about Firm’s Connecticut Growth


Joseph Hanna Speaks with Law360 about Firm’s Connecticut Growth

September 12, 2023
Joseph M. Hanna

Goldberg Segalla hiring partner Joseph M. Hanna discussed with Law360 the firm’s recent growth in Connecticut and what’s behind the success in attracting new talent.

“I think our culture is a major driving factor,” Joe said. “I think the team we have in place in Hartford exemplifies our culture in such a phenomenal way — the collegiality, the teamwork, spending time with one another. It’s one big family there.”

Partner Brian L. Smith, and attorneys Samantha J. Spicer and Yassine Sahbani, joined Goldberg Segalla’s Hartford office over a four-week span this past summer.

“We’ve also brought in a number of legal assistants, paralegals and administration in that office,” Joe said. “We have another couple of attorneys starting in the next couple of weeks as well. We have the talent; certainly the great legal team and great culture to handle that work. The work is flowing in, so we’re going to continue to grow and focus on our clients as best as we can.”


Hear THE FULL Interview HERE: Goldberg Segalla Hiring Partner On Conn.,” Law360, August 24, 2023


Joseph M. Hanna is a highly experienced litigator and legal adviser recognized for his national practice in retail and hospitality and sports and entertainment law. Acknowledged nationally and regionally as an advocate and trailblazer, Joe earned the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest civil volunteerism award presented by the President of the United States (2022). He was also the youngest honoree ever to be named Lawyer of the Year in the Bar Association of Erie County’s 130-year history (2015). Joe is chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force and has held diversity-related positions within DRI and the American Bar Association (ABA), where he served several years as co-chair of the Young Lawyer Leadership Program, chair of the Minority Trial Lawyer Committee, and editor-in-chief of Minority Trial Lawyer. He has served in multiple leadership roles in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and was recognized with the organization’s highest honor, the Rick Palmore Alumni Award.