Goldberg Segalla partners Meghan M. Brown and Christina L. Capobianco are stepping up as co-vice chairs of the firm’s national Civil Litigation and Trial practice. Along with co-chairs Albert J. D’Aquino and Emilio F. Grillo, the two women will manage one of the firm’s largest practice groups, with more than 90 trial attorneys handling complex and challenging damages cases nationwide.
“We are thrilled to have these two partners join us as vice chairs of the practice group,” said Al. “Meghan has been a driving force behind the strong growth of our appellate business. She has outstanding client service skills and business acumen to share with our team. I know we’re going to benefit tremendously from her leadership.”
“Christina excels at building strong relationships with her clients, understanding their goals, and getting the best results for them,” said Emilio. “She’ll build strong relationships within the civil litigation team, and use leadership, teaching and mentoring to bring out the best in them.”
Meghan Brown is an experienced trial attorney who focuses her practice on civil litigation and trial as well as appellate advocacy, including matters involving personal injury, construction, and professional liability. She represents medical professionals and health care facilities in professional liability claims, and regularly defends therapists, nurses, lawyers, and other professionals in matters involving their licensing boards. In addition to counseling and representing clients, Meghan provides mentoring support to newer attorneys as part of Goldberg Segalla’s Women’s Initiative. Delivering thought leadership to both her clients and the legal profession, Meghan lectures on premises liability and appellate procedure, and co-edited a chapter of the New York State Bar Association’s treatise on preparing for and trying the civil lawsuit.
“I have been part of the Civil Litigation and Trial practice group since I joined Goldberg Segalla in 2012,” Meghan said. “I’m honored to take on a leadership role in the group as we adapt to the new post-COVID environment and help to grow the firm.”
Christina Capobianco is a trial-tested litigator whose reputation for defending regional and national businesses and insurers in diverse civil litigation matters rests on a record of successful trials, arbitrations, and mediations. She has represented businesses and insurers in insurance coverage claims, bad faith claims, premises liability, management and professional liability, and commercial litigation. She has a wealth of experience representing trucking and transportation companies. Christina also defends and advises school districts in education-related matters, including civil rights claims and student expulsions. She brings to each matter an approach to defense strategy that is assertive, versatile, and marked by meticulous discovery and evidence gathering.
“I’m grateful to the firm leadership for recognizing and rewarding hard work,” Christina said. “One of the responsibilities will be mentoring and leading the members of the practice, collaborating with colleagues to mobilize the absolute best team to serve client needs.”