Attorney Profile:

Fallyn B. Cavalieri

Fallyn B. Cavalieri: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP


Fallyn Cavalieri is a member of the firm's Global Insurance Services Practice Group, where she concentrates her practice on representing insurers in all areas of litigation, including both ERISA and non-ERISA disputes over life, health, and disability coverage, as well as property and casualty, business interruption, asbestos injury, environmental contamination and remediation, and bad faith. Outside of litigation, Fallyn regularly renders coverage opinions to insurers on a wide range of potential liabilities. Fallyn is a co-author of the Life Insurance (2013) and Reinsurance (2012) chapters in Appleman on Insurance and is the co-editor of the firm's Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA newsletter. She contributes regularly to the firm's CaseWatch: Insurance newsletter and the firm's Insurance and Reinsurance Report blog. She is also co-chair of the Defense Research Institute's Life, Health and Disability Young Lawyer's Subcommittee.

Prior to joining the firm, Fallyn served as the Executive Productions Editor for the Pace Law Review and worked in chambers with U.S. District Court Judge Hon. Kenneth M. Karas, and in the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division, with Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman.


•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2014-2016

Community Involvement

•The Little Match Girl Foundation Ltd.: Board of Directors
•St. Matthias Episcopal Church: Youth Leader


•Co-Author, “ The Law of Life Insurance: Key Issues in Each State - New York ,” DRI Defense Library Series, Spring 2017
•Author, “ Cease and Desist: Is This the Beginning of the End for Concierge Medicine Practices? ” Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Vol. 27, Edition 4, Winter 2016
•Presenter, ERISA - The 2015-2016 Supreme Court Term - What Next? International Association of Defense Counsel Webinar, October 26, 2016
•Panelist, The Battle Over Discretionary Clauses: An Update on State Discretionary Bans, the Latest Case Law Developments Stemming from These Bans, and Examining the Ultimate Impact of a Discretionary Clause/Ban on a Case, ACI's 12th National Forum on ERISA Litigation, San Francisco, June 27-28, 2016
•Presenter, Viewer Discretion is Advised - Discretionary Bans Continue to Offend Insurers in ERISA Claims, DRI Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Conference, Chicago, IL, April 13, 2016
•Co-Author, Second Circuit Chapter, ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits , American Bar Association, 2016
•Presenter, Getting Here from There: The Evolution of Insurance Claw Backs, DRI 2015 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 8, 2015
•Co-Author, “ How to Swim When Insurers Sink ,” Primary Agent, May 2015
•Co-Author, “ Now Trending: Litigation of Interference and Retaliation Claims Under ERISA Section 510 ,” DRI ERISA Report, May 12, 2015
•Panelist, “Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going: Top 20 Decisions of 2013 and Their Impact on 2014,” Advanced Insurance Coverage: Emerging Issues, Developments, and Strategy, New York State Bar Association CLE, Amherst, NY, May 9, 2014
•Co-Author, “Understanding an Agent's E&O Risks When an Insurer Becomes Insolvent,” Property Casualty 360, April 9, 2014
•Co-Author, Life Insurance Claims Adjusting and Fraud (2013) and Reinsurance (2012) chapters, Appleman on Insurance
•Co-Author, “An Inconsistent Model: Varying States' Interpretations of Unfair Insurance Claims Practices,” presented at ACI Bad Faith Seminar, Orlando, Fla., November 28, 2012
•Author, “'Screening' New York's New Rules - Laterals Remain Conflicted Out,” 31 Pace L. Rev. 464, Winter 2011


•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
•Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Global Insurance Services
  • Life
  • Health
  • Disability
  • and ERISA
  • Health Care

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716.844.3437  Phone
716.566.5400  Fax
University Attended:
Hilbert College, B.S., summa cum laude, 2006
Law School Attended:
Pace Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
Year of First admission:
New York; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professional Affilaitions

•New York State Bar Association: Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
•Defense Research Institute: Chair, Young Lawyer's Life, Health, and Disability Committee


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