- Product Liability
- Global Insurance Services
- Regulatory Compliance
- Toxic Torts
|Contact Info||Telephone: 716.566.5470|
|University ||State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986; The Ohio State University, M.S., cum laude, 1990|
|Law School||State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002|
|Admitted||2003, New York|
•New York State Bar Association: Environmental Law Section and Labor and Employment Law Section
•Bar Association of Erie County
|Born||Buffalo, New York, January 21, 1964|
Paul Steck, a partner in the firm's Buffalo office, focuses his practice on insurance coverage. He provides comprehensive policy and coverage analysis and defends insurers in complex disputes involving priority of coverage, additional insured status, professional liability claims, including errors and omissions, workers' compensation and environmental coverage claims. Paul has successfully argued cases on behalf of insurers in state courts including the New York Appellate Division, Second Department. He is an editor of Goldberg Segalla's Environmental Coverage Quarterly newsletter and has written articles on topics in his areas of concentration.
Paul's experience also includes assisting two of the world's most prominent manufacturers of toys and children's products in matters involving recalls, product integrity, mandatory government reporting, and related issues in connection with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies.
Prior to obtaining his law degree, Paul worked as an environmental consultant for seven years and then as a regulatory specialist for a consumer products testing laboratory. In this capacity, he evaluated product designs and consulted on safety issues for children's products. He also consulted on the regulatory requirements for the domestic and international distribution of various consumer products.
•Co-Author, “NY Insurers May Benefit From Lower Disclaimer Standard,” Law360, July 17, 2014
•Co-Author, “Investing in Death Creates Judicial and Regulatory Issues,” DRI, For the Defense, July 2011
•Co-Author, “Lung Disease From Microwave Popcorn Flavoring? Searching for Kernels of Truth in the Litigation 'Maize',” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, November 2008
•Co-Author, “Product Recalls Stir Public Sentiment,” USLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2008
•Goldberg Segalla Names New Partners
•The Insurance and Reinsurance Report
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2013 (Insurance Coverage)
•Successful Appeal in a Contentious Coverage Dispute
March 29, 2011
•Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
District Court Deems Plant Contamination “Direct Physical Loss”
Ronald D. Puhala,Paul C. Steck, February 9, 2015
This commercial property coverage dispute involved a determination of whether the release of ammonia gas at a juice cup manufacturing plant constituted a “direct physical loss of or damage to” the policyholder’s property. As background, during the startup of a new manufacturing...
Oregon Federal District Court Gives Insurer Partial Win in Superfund Case
Joanna M. Roberto,Paul C. Steck, November 26, 2014
In Siltronic Corp. v. Employers Ins. Co. of Wausau, No. 3:11-cv-1493, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153275 (D. Or. Oct. 28, 2014), an Oregon federal court granted partial summary judgment for the insured Siltronic Corp. (Siltronic), finding the insurer Employers Insurance Company of Wausau (Wausau) had a...
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