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Featured Talent

Renato Smith

Partner

"My first step is to stand in the client's shoes––understanding the unique circumstance allows me to most effectively serve the client's legal needs."

Lisa Arrington

Partner

"Living with a debilitating illness made me passionate about helping families and caregivers access services to enhance the lives of elderly and disabled loved ones."

Dena DeFazio

Associate

"I use both my legal skills and background in social work to generate unique, comprehensive approaches to resolving critical issues for health care clients."

Ray McCabe

Partner

"Through 35 years of practice, I've learned that the most important skill I can bring to clients is the ability to stop talking and listen."

Mitch Katz

Partner

"I help clients maximize their return on investing in legal counsel by using my decades of litigation experience to find creative solutions to their business disputes."

Brenda Baddam

Associate

"The values my Cuban family instilled in me are the ones I strive to uphold in my legal practice: passionate advocacy, hard work, and determination."

Peter Hubbard

Of Counsel

"I have spent my entire legal career resolving commercial financial problems for companies and financial institutions."

Jim Domagalski

Partner

"My objective in every matter is to add value and help achieve my client's goals through strong advocacy and experienced, strategic counseling."

Rosemary Enright

Partner

"Using my experience working in management positions at corporations, not-for-profits, and law firms, I strive to bring wise counsel and fierce advocacy to my clients."

Steve Blow

Of Counsel

"My goal is to first understand the nuances of my client's project or situation and then add value based on my deep legal experience."

Arianna Kwiatkowski

Associate

"As a former insurance agent, I bring a unique perspective and understanding to insurance defense and insurance-coverage issues."

Karen Schaefer

Partner

"My mission is to engage with clients to understand their fundamental concerns and objectives and, together, craft solutions that enable them to reach their goals."

Ekin Senlet

Partner

"I enjoy working with my energy and telecommunications clients while they navigate the maze of regulatory requirements in New York State."

Angela Winfield

Of Counsel

"I love leveraging all forms of diversity to create innovative solutions that achieve organizational objectives."

Patty Naughton

Partner

"If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable." —Louis Brandeis

Jeff Dove

Partner

"Restructuring work allows me to work creatively with clients to achieve their goals—whether on the creditor or debtor side."

Deke Bowerman

Partner

"The best trial lawyers know when to fight, when not to fight, and how to win at both."

Brittany Lawrence

Counsel

"By striving to deeply understand my clients' goals, I can develop practical litigation strategies that meet their business needs—which is work I thoroughly enjoy."

Shali Natesan

Associate

"Having a complete understanding of each client's unique needs is essential to delivering excellent legal services and solving problems effectively and efficiently."

Sanjeev Devabhakthuni

Counsel

"I enjoy working on a great team and solving problems for our clients."

Kadeem Wolliaston

Associate

"My passion for resolving complex issues led to my career in law, where I creatively problem solve and litigate to deliver satisfying results for clients."

Peter Marlette

Partner

"Law was the closest thing to sports that I could find. Preparation, dedication, teamwork, and a desire to win; it's made for a great career."

Carol Snider

Partner

"I love what I do and feel amazingly fulfilled by the clients I have helped, the lawyers I've taught, and the profession I've chosen."

Rachelle Nuhfer

Counsel

"I am passionate about working with clients to understand their concerns and objectives and to craft creative and practical solutions."

John Langan

Managing Partner

"The best course of action comes from synthesizing the widest array of ideas from the most diverse pool of talent."

Connie Cahill

Deputy Managing Partner

"I am proud to be a partner in a firm that puts excellent service to clients at the center of everything it does."

Janae Cummings

Law Clerk

"My ultimate goal is to positively impact clients' lives by providing creative legal solutions and forging genuine relationships that center on meeting their needs."

Bridget Steele

Associate

"My goal is to understand each client's unique mission in the dynamic health care field so I can best provide tailored, practical legal counsel."

Larry Rabinovich

Partner

"We take our client's problems home with us—at least one of us should get a good night's sleep."

David Luzon

Partner

"I enjoy helping clients navigate the complexities of trust and estate planning and administration. I particularly like the challenges presented by cross-border planning."

Melissa Zambri

Partner

"I consider myself very fortunate to team with health care clients in their pursuit of bringing quality services to individuals and communities across the state."

Gabe Nugent

Partner

"I take pride in my ability to identify the best strategy for achieving my clients' goals and then pursue those goals relentlessly."

Ivan Zajicek

Associate

"Combining my engineering experience and knowledge with the law gives me a unique perspective that I use to effectively handle each new matter for clients."

Yvonne Hennessey

Partner

"There is nothing else I'd rather do—helping clients protect the environment while fostering economic development is rewarding, thought-provoking, and brings new challenges every day."

Terry Emmens

Partner

"My passion is helping seniors maximize their autonomy and independence. It's a privilege to help deliver that service and be invited into a person's life."

Lizz Acee

Partner

"Success for my clients comes from finding opportunities in their problems."

Debra Sullivan

Partner

"The thing I find most gratifying about practicing law is helping a client achieve a solution to a complicated problem."

Sheila Gaddis

Partner

"I can make a profound difference in the lives of individuals and contribute to the wellbeing of society by promoting justice and equality."

Naresh Kannan

Counsel

"Navigating the intersection of science, technology, and the law, I partner with clients to develop, commercialize, and protect innovations that enhance our world."

Sharon Brown

Partner

"I'm passionate about helping families by providing safe and accessible housing to all, and I'm proud to be part of the solution to housing inequality."

Rob Gross

Partner

"I excel at developing compelling narratives when faced with complex facts, uncovering supporting evidence, and advancing client interests at every opportunity."

Janice Grubin

Partner

"I bring a holistic understanding of the factors that can significantly impact clients in distressed situations and a versatile toolkit to help achieve their goals."

Tom Walsh

Partner

"I became a lawyer to do good in the world. The good I do: redeveloping contaminated sites and saving jobs and companies from environmental overreach."

Harry Daniels

Of Counsel

"I love the challenge and reward of serving clients who need to resolve complex problems without litigation where possible and through litigation when necessary."

Shaleem Yaqoob

Associate

"Practicing law is a privilege that demands our best work every day on each task we take up for our clients."

Beth Ann Bivona

Partner

"Making a difference, solving problems, and finding workable solutions are passions of mine. As a lawyer, I accomplish these goals for my clients daily."

Liz Cominolli

Partner

"I find great satisfaction in partnering with clients to select, develop, protect, and enforce their brands."

Diversity &Inclusion

From our award-winning pro bono program and our celebrated Women’s Forum to our Diversity Leadership Teams and our innovative Diversity 1L Summer Associate Program, we work to create a supportive firm culture where every individual is respected and has the opportunity to excel. We also work to support diversity and inclusion within the legal profession and in the communities we serve.

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