- Labor and Employment
- Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA
- Municipal and Governmental Liability
- General Liability
- Food and Beverage
- Health Care
|Contact Info||Telephone: 716.566.5458|
|University ||State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., cum laude, 1981; Moot Court Semifinalist, 1984|
|Law School||Ohio Northern University, J.D., 1984; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International-Chief Justice, 1983-84|
|Admitted||1985, New York; 1986, Connecticut; U.S. District Court, Western, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit|
•Defense Research Institute: Employment Law, Governmental Liability, and Electronic Discovery Committees
•New York State Bar Association: Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education; Labor and Employment Law, Municipal Law, and Trial Lawyers Sections
•Bar Association of Erie County: Labor and Employment Committee Member
•Defense Trial Lawyers of Western New York
•Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
•National Employment Law Institute
•Girl Scouts of Buffalo and Erie County, past leader
•St. Gregory the Great, ministry volunteer
|Born||Buffalo, New York, May 10, 1958|
Julie Apter, a partner of the firm, is a seasoned attorney with more than 30 years of experience, specializing in the practice of employment and general litigation. In the increasingly regulated and complex employment landscape, Julie provides guidance to clients with keen insight into the intricacies of successful employment litigation.
An AV rated attorney, Julie has practiced in-house for Nationwide Insurance Company, and with the Office of the Erie County Attorney representing the County of Erie in its self-insured litigation program. Prior to joining Goldberg Segalla, she had extensive trial experience representing insureds and self-insureds in civil matters in both New York and Connecticut State Courts, including numerous premises liability cases for the County of Erie and Nationwide Insurance.
Julie represents numerous municipalities and school districts in a variety of claims, including sexual abuse litigation, sex discrimination, employment discrimination and litigation, and general personal injury defense matters. She utilizes her experience to counsel clients and offer practical information for avoiding potential liability. Julie also addresses numerous issues that arise in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) field and has represented many life, health, and disability insurers by providing counsel on ERISA claims and representing the insurers in federal court litigation. She also represents health care providers before the New York State Division of Human Rights and EEOC, and handles the defense of nursing home matters involving claims of abuse of patients.
In addition, Julie has experience working with clients in the food and beverage industry, including the representation of a major restaurant chain in personal injury claims.
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Top-Rated in Labor and Employment Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Schools and Education)
•Business First's Who's Who in Law (Labor and Employment)
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