Julie P. Apter: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Julie P. Apter

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA
  • Municipal and Governmental Liability
  • General Liability
  • Food and Beverage
  • Health Care
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5458
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., cum laude, 1981; Moot Court Semifinalist, 1984
Law SchoolOhio Northern University, J.D., 1984; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International-Chief Justice, 1983-84
Admitted1985, 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

Professional Affiliations

•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

BornBuffalo, 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.

Civic Activities

•Girl Scouts of Buffalo and Erie County, past leader
•St. Gregory the Great, ministry volunteer


•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
Business First's Who's Who in Law (Labor and Employment)


•Granting of School District's Summary Judgment


•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Honored in Legal Elite of Western New York
October 7, 2015
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2015
•Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014
•Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013


•Presenter, “Protecting the Attorney Client Privilege in Claims Handling and Litigation, ” ICA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, September 21-23, 2014
•Presenter, Administering the Family Medical Leave Act - Reinstatement and Termination, Lorman Education Services, January 2013
•Presenter, Employment Law Update, Sterling Education Employment Law Seminar, October 2010
•Presenter, Employment Issues in the Paperless Workplace, Sterling Education Employment Law Update Seminar, February 2009
•Author, Employer Held Immune from Liability for Damages Resulting from Threats Made by Employee Through his Work Computer, The Job Description, DRI, Spring 2007
•Author, Product Liability - Prohibition of Indemnification Claims
•Presenter, Sex, Race and Other Harassment in the Workplace, Sterling Education, January 2007
•Presenter, Privacy in the Workplace and Conducting an Internal Investigation, Sterling Education, January 2007
•Presenter, How to Define Legal Job Criteria and Legally Find and Qualify Applicants, Sterling Education Hiring and Firing Seminar, August 2006
•Presenter, Trying the Uninsured, Underinsured Motorist Claim, Lorman Education Seminar, September 2004
•Author, The Defense, Journal of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Vol.5, No.1, October 1988, pp.3-6


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EEOC Continues With Strategic Enforcement Plan to Protect Transgender Individuals
Julie P. Apter,Caroline J. Berdzik, June 17, 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has now sued a Minnesota-based check printing company, alleging that the company illegally discriminated against a transgender employee by not letting her use the women’s restroom. The EEOC has also alleged that the company subjected the...

New York DOL Proposing Rules Addressing Payment of Wages With Payroll Debit Card
Julie P. Apter,Caroline J. Berdzik, June 17, 2015
Several states have limited or regulated employers’ use of debit cards for payment of wages in response to concerns raised by employees and advocacy groups. Most recently, the New York State Department of Labor has published proposed rules addressing the payment of wages by payroll debit...

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Julie P. Apter

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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