Sarah J. Delaney: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Sarah J. Delaney

Partner
Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone716.566.5420

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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
http://www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/sarah-j-delaney
 
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
 
Memberships 

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
 
Biography

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).

Honors
Business First's Who's Who in Law
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Insurance Coverage)

Publications/Presentations
•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

Publications
• Sarah J. Delaney Quoted in 1st Circ. Death Benefits Ruling Offers Insurers Wide Relief, Law360
May 30, 2014
• Sarah J. Delaney Quoted in Brokers Face Uncertain Future, Crain s NY
November 11, 2012
• “Potential Causation and Damage Issues in Hurricane Irene Insurance Claims,” Westlaw Journal: Insurance Coverage
September 30, 2011
• Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance - New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, LexisNexis, Chapter 32
May 2011
• 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
• “When is an Insurer Entitled to Reimbursement of Defense Costs from its Insured?,” Mealey's Emerging Insurance Disputes
January, 2008

News
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

Blog
Professional Liability Matters
The Insurance and Reinsurance Report

Successes
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

Achievements
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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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...

Fifth Circuit: Claimant Must Wait for Actual Claim Denial to File Suit
Fallyn B. Cavalieri,Sarah J. Delaney, November 26, 2014
In an unpublished opinion, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a class action suit that alleged the claim administrator, wrongfully denied payment of medical claims “immediately,” instead of waiting for the participant to fail to provide requested information. In this case, the...
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Sarah J. Delaney

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425




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