Sarah J. Delaney: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Sarah J. Delaney

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Cyber Risk and Social Media
  • Professional Liability
  • Global Insurance Services
  • Insurance Regulatory
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5420
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude, 1995
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo School of law, J.D., 1999 Government Law Center Fellow, Human Rights Law Review, Publications Editor
Admitted2000, New York

Professional Affiliations

•Defense Research Institute: Insurance Law Committee; Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA Committee, Annual Meeting Chair; Emeritus Young Lawyers' Committee, Chair
•New York State Bar Association: Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section (past Vice-Chair, Insurance Coverage Committee)

BornBuffalo, New York, May 31, 1973

Sarah J. Delaney is a long-time member of Goldberg Segalla's growing Global Insurance Services team. Her practice concentration is on insurance coverage analysis and litigation, professional liability, and appellate practice. Sarah's coverage experience covers a very broad range, including life, health and disability; bad faith; personal and advertising injury; intentional torts; pollution claims; aviation and fraud. She handles all aspects of insurance litigation and provides complex coverage analysis. Sarah also assists large domestic and multi-national companies in assessing insurance needs and implementing risk management programs.

Sarah graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo and was a governmental law center fellow and publications editor of the Human Rights Law Review while in law school. She has lectured and presented on a number of topics relating to insurance coverage, including social media, insurance coverage for the trucking industry, insurance coverage for construction operations, and comparative analysis of insurance coverage issues in the Northeast states. Sarah is editor of CaseWatch: Insurance, Goldberg Segalla's monthly insurance coverage newsletter, as well as publisher of the firm's Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA Quarterly newsletter and a regular contributor to the firm's Legal Update. She is the co-author of Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance, New Appleman on Insurance Law, Library Edition (2011).


•Goldberg Segalla Names Five New Partners, Two New Special Counsel
January 1, 2012
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Daniel W. Gerber, Sarah J. Delaney and Paul D. McCormick Co-Author Chapter on M&A Insurance for Appleman Treatise
July 20, 2011


•Professional Liability Matters
•The Insurance and Reinsurance Report


Business First's Who's Who in Law
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2015


•Co-Author, “ Now Trending: Litigation of Interference and Retaliation Claims Under ERISA Section 510, ” DRI ERISA Report, May 12, 2015
•Quoted in “ 8th Circ. Insurable Interest Ruling Limits Insurer Defenses, ” Law360, March 24, 2015
•Quoted in “1st Circ. Death Benefits Ruling Offers Insurers Wide Relief, ” Law360, May 30, 2014
•Quoted in “Brokers Face Uncertain Future, ” Crain's New York Business, November 11, 2012
•Co-Author, “Potential Causation and Damage Issues in Hurricane Irene Insurance Claims, ” Westlaw Journal: Insurance Coverage, September 30, 2011
•Co-Author, Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance, New Appleman on Insurance Law, Library Edition, LexisNexis, Chapter 32, May 2011
•Co-Author, Deja Vu All Over Again - Auction Rate Securities are the Latest Debacle to Hit the Financial Services Industry, Mealey's Emerging Insurance Disputes, August 2008
•Co-Author, “When is an Insurer Entitled to Reimbursement of Defense Costs from its Insured?, ” Mealey's Emerging Insurance Disputes, January 2008
•Presenter, Insurance Coverage for Trucking Operations, Lorman Educational Services Seminar - Trucking Litigation and DOT Regulations in New York, July and November 2006
•Presenter, “Overview of Coverage Issues in the Northeast, ” October 2006
•Co-Author, “Waiver, Estoppel and the Duty to Defend, ” Insurer's Duty to Defend: A State Law Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2005


•Class Action Against Credit Union Over Auto Transaction Dismissed
July 18, 2012
•Goldberg Segalla Achieves Appellate Reversal in Flood-Exclusion Coverage Dispute
November 18, 2011


•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


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U.S. GAO Study Analyzes Market Share Among Health Care Enrollees
Fallyn B. Cavalieri,Sarah J. Delaney, February 9, 2015
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires the GAO to study competition and market concentration in the health insurance market. This study examined the individual, small group, and large group health insurance markets prior to the implementation of key PPACA provisions that...

Judge Throws Out Yacht Club’s Hurricane Sandy Suit: Insurer Must Be Allowed to Inspect “Damaged” Property
Sarah J. Delaney,Clayton D. Waterman, February 6, 2015
A District of New Jersey Federal Judge dismissed a yacht club’s case with prejudice and ordered the yacht club to show cause for why its counsel should not be sanctioned for filing a baseless claim after the yacht club refused to let the insurer inspect its property after making a claim.

Accidental Death Benefits are Payable Drowning, Even if Seizure Involved, was Cause of Death
Fallyn B. Cavalieri,Sarah J. Delaney, November 26, 2014
In Chanthavong v. Union Security Ins. Co., (11/04/2014), the deceased, Corey Carter, was found in April of 2012, having accidentally drowned in his bathtub. Carter held a group life insurance policy established by his employer through defendant insurer that was subject to the provisions off the...

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Sarah J. Delaney

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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