Attorney Profile:

Aaron J. Aisen

Aaron J. Aisen: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP


As an attorney with a background in law, management and public policy at the state, federal, and international levels, Aaron Aisen brings a unique perspective to Goldberg Segalla, where his practice primarily focuses on handling compliance and other regulatory matters for clients in the financial arena, especially in the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Aaron has hands-on understanding of a variety of federal and state financial laws and regulations. He has previous experience as a compliance investigations officer at a major international bank where he gained experience with the Patriot Act, Bank Secrecy Act and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations in addition to various other banking regulations. He has helped clients navigate the regulatory landscape in a number of areas including Dodd-Frank, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA)/Regulation Z, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and other state and federal statutes and regulations in the area of financial regulation, consumer protection, and cybersecurity/data privacy. Aaron was also on a team that advised on various regulatory requirements associated with an international multi-billion dollar transaction.

He has assisted clients in responding to regulatory actions by various regulators including FINRA. He has also assisted clients with understanding the potential impact of proposed legislation and regulation such as the new, first-of-its-kind cyber security regulation for financial institutions in New York, and the impact of Dodd-Frank on proposed state legislation. In addition, he has experience with litigation in several areas including regulatory enforcement, insurance coverage, commercial and contract disputes, personal injury, and civil rights.

Aaron is a frequent author of blog posts and widely distributed articles focusing on a variety of financial, cybersecurity/data privacy, and other regulatory issues, including the impact of Dodd Frank on the insurance industry, U.S. and EU Solvency II issues, the Affordable Care Act, the Solvency Modernization Initiative and Principle-Based Reserving and the impact of anti-money laundering regulations and other anti-corruption provisions on the insurance and reinsurance industries. Among his numerous presentations, articles, and other publications, Aaron has:
•Co-authored papers on cyber insurance and cyber risk issues for small and medium-sized businesses for the prestigious Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel;
•Written about insurance regulation and product safety regulatory matters for the 22,000-member Defense Research Institute (DRI); Contributed to a chapter on reinsurance for the New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide;
•Co-authored three chapters on reinsurance regulation for the Reinsurance Professional's Deskbook: A Practical Guide , published by Thomson Reuters and DRI; and
•Co-authored a chapter on attorney-client privilege and its application in an in-house context for the New York State Bar Association's Preparing For and Trying a Civil Lawsuit Second Edition .

He also sits on the Executive Council of the Bar Association of Erie County's Young Lawyers Committee.

Aaron's background includes experience in several legislative offices - at the state and federal levels - and at the United Kingdom House of Commons in London. He also interned at the Monroe County District Attorney's Office in Rochester, New York, and the City of Rochester Law Department, where he assisted with regulatory enforcement and litigation. During law school, he was a student clerk for an administrative law judge with the New York State Division of Human Rights and for then-Justice Salvatore Martoche of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department. While earning his juris doctor at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, Aaron was an executive editor of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal and sat on the Jessup International Moot Court Board. During law school, he spent a semester at the University of Glasgow in Scotland where he studied European Union law, UK administrative, labor and tax law, and international criminal law.


•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2015-2016
•Beta Gamma Sigma International Management Honors Society

Community Involvement

•Campus Ministries Association at the State University of New York at Buffalo: Co-Convener, 2015-2016; Treasurer, 2014-2015; Member, 2012-present
•Volunteer Judge: High School and Undergraduate Mock Trial; Albert R. Mugel National Moot Court Competition
•Boy Scouts of America: Merit Badge Counselor (Citizenship in the World, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the Community, and Law)
•Volunteer Lawyers Project: Attorney of the Morning Program (representing low-income individuals facing eviction in Buffalo City Court), 2012


•Editor, Part III, “The Claims Process,” and Part V, “Regulatory, Alternative Risk Transfers, and Other Recent Developments,” Reinsurance Professional's Deskbook, 2017-2018 ed. , Thomson Reuters and DRI, 2017
•Co-Author, “Overview of the Reinsurance Regulatory Environment,” “Reinsurance Regulation in the United States,” and “International Insurance Regulation,” Chapters 24-26 in Reinsurance Professional's Deskbook, 2017-2018 ed. , Thomson Reuters and DRI, 2017
•Co-Author, Discovery and Coverage in Bad-Faith Litigation, Insurance Law Practice, New York State Bar Association, Fall 2016
•Co-Author, Looking for Balance in Principle-Based Reserving, Law360, August 23, 2016
•Co-Author, “Understanding the Attorney-Client Privilege: A Practical Overview and Associated Ethical Rules,” Preparing for and Trying the Civil Lawsuit, 2d Ed. , 2016 Rev., New York State Bar Association
•Co-Author, “ A Short-Lived Victory for MetLife Over SIFI Designation? ” Law360, April 12, 2016
•Guest Lecturer, Analyzing Public Policy in the Administrative Environment, MPA Program, Mariott School of Management, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, September 21, 2015
•Co-Author, “ Auto Insurance Telematics Data Privacy and Ownership ,” Mealey's Data Privacy Law Report, May 2015
•Co-Author, “Overview of the Reinsurance Regulatory Environment,” “Reinsurance Regulation in the U.S.,” and “International Insurance,” Chapters in Reinsurance Professional's Deskbook: A Practical Guide , Thomson Reuters and DRI, January 2015
•Co-Author, “ Do Lloyd's TCF Rules Harm US Coverholders? ” Global Reinsurance, July 23, 2014
•Co-Author, “ Staying In or Going Out: The Value of Teamwork Between a Bank's Inside and Outside Counsel ,” Inside Counsel, July 18, 2014
•Quoted in “Navigating the FATCA Minefield,” Captive Review, July 2014
•Co-Author, “Staying In or Going Out When the Government Comes a-Knockin',” Inside Counsel, June 10, 2014
•Co-Author, “Staying In or Going Out? Identifying Potential Pitfalls for Banking's In-House Counsel,” Inside Counsel, May 12, 2014
•Panelist, The Regulatory Reform Update, Risk Management Association, Buffalo Chapter Meeting, May 13, 2014
•Featured in “Cyber Security: Protecting Ourselves,” People to People: Working Together for Your Safety , February 4, 2014
•Co-Author, “Understanding Reinsurance,” New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide, LexisNexis, 2013
•Co-Author, “FEMA Sends Warning About Time to Sue Over Coverage Disputes,” DRI Today , Defense Research Institute, December 2, 2013
•Co-Author, “Will the FDA Kill the Caffeine Buzz?” Food Processing, September 27, 2013
•Co-Author, “Keeping the Big Bad Wolf Out - The Three Little Pigs and Cyber Risk: Preventing Your Home and Business From Becoming Bacon 'Bits,'” presented at the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel 2013 Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, July 28-August 4, 2013
•Co-Author, Examining the 'Free' in Free Public Service Doctrine, For the Defense , Defense Research Institute, July 2013
•Co-Author, “The Emperor's New Clothes and Cyber Insurance,” FDCC Quarterly, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Spring 2013
•Featured in “Computer Threats in the Office,” You and the Law, WBFO, April 12, 2013
•Panelist, Erie County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee, April 2013
•Co-Author (with James W. Wrynn and Daniel W. Gerber), “Promulgation and Enforcement: Navigating a Complex 21st Century Insurance Regulatory Environment,” Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, April 12, 2013
•Co-Author, “The Emperor's New Clothes and Cyber Insurance - A Few Questions Go a Long Way: Evaluating the 'Bare' Essentials of a New Product Amidst a New and Dangerous Risk,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 7, 2013
•Co-Author, “Let the (Hoster and Poster) Beware,” DRI Today, November 30, 2012
•Co-Author, “Paradox and Balance: AIG, Germany, and the European Stability Mechanism,” ABA Section of International Law Europe Update, October 2012
•Co-Author, “Three (Or Is It Four?) Teams on This Legal Gridiron,” DRI Today, August 29, 2012


•Aaron J. Aisen Joins Goldberg Segalla
August 20, 2012


Data Privacy and Security

The Insurance and Reinsurance Report


•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Named 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 15, 2016
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2015

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Global Insurance Services
  • Insurance Regulatory
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Cyber Risk and Social Media
  • E-Discovery

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716.566.5483  Phone
716.566.5401  Fax
University Attended:
Brigham Young University, M.P.A. financial, 2008; Brigham Young University, management analysis, distinction, 2008; George Washington University, B.A., international affairs in conflict and security, 2004
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011
Year of First admission:
New York; U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; District of Columbia

Professional Affilaitions

•American Bar Association: Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, Section of International Law
•New York State Bar Association
•2015 Trial Academy at Cornell Law School

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