Richard A. Braden: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Richard A. Braden

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial
  • Labor and Employment
  • Construction
  • Surety Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5436
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude, 1988
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995
Admitted1996, New York; U.S. District Court, Western, Northern, Eastern, Southern Districts of New York; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
BornChapel Hill, North Carolina, December 18, 1965

Richard Braden, a partner of the firm, is a trial attorney who represents business corporations in a wide variety of matters related to commercial litigation and employment law. Rick combines comprehensive knowledge of business law with a keen understanding of today's corporate legal environment and the wide array of issues that regularly confront employers.

Rick has a broad range of experience in representing clients before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts, including employment discrimination lawsuits, employee benefits litigation and complex commercial cases. He has tried numerous cases involving the protection of intellectual property, contract disputes, fraudulent conveyances, breach of fiduciary duty claims, insurance coverage issues and unfair competition/trade secret matters.

A member of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, Rick regularly counsels employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including:

•Hiring, discipline, promotion and discharge of employees

•Drafting employee manuals/handbooks

•Developing practices, policies and procedures

•Negotiating and drafting separation/severance agreements

•Analyzing wage and hour issues

•Complying with the broad spectrum of federal, state and local employment laws and regulations

Rick has successfully defended employers against unfair labor practice charges, claims of sexual harassment and gender discrimination and allegations relating to age, race and disability discrimination. He has also written extensively on employment law issues, such as the fundamentals of hiring and firing and the proper planning and implementation of reductions in force.


Business First's Who's Who in Law

•Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award


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Fifth Circuit Religious Discrimination Determination Requires Employers to Gauge Sincerity of an Employee’s Religious Beliefs
Caroline J. Berdzik,Richard A. Braden, September 23, 2014
Most employers recognize that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits religious discrimination in the workplace and requires private employers to reasonably accommodate an applicant’s or employee’s religious practices and beliefs, subject to limited exceptions....

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Richard A. Braden

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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