Richard A. Braden

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Biography

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 Employment and Labor 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.

Honors

Business First's Who's Who in Law
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2015-18
•Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award

Achievements

•Sixty-One Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Featured in 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 13, 2018
•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

News

•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 2017

Successes

•Transactions Highlight Successful Business and Commercial Work
June 10, 2013
•A 35-Day Tour

Publications/Presentations

•Presenter, “Settlement Strategies,” 2014 USLAW Network Employment & Labor Law Exchange, Jersey City, NJ, June 17, 2014
•Presenter, “After the Gold Rush - The NLRB’s Continued Intrusion Into the Non-Union Workplace,” USLAW Network Client Conference, San Francisco, September 18-20, 2014
•Author, EEOC Adopts Plan to Address Systematic Discrimination in the Workplace, www. dritoday.org , March 8, 2012
•Presenter, USLAW EduNet Webinar for the Employment & Labor Law Group, Webinar, Feb. 14, 2012.
•Panelist, “’Hey! It's MySpace’ . . . Managing Today's Electronic Workplace,” Chicago, IL, Sept. 24, 2011
•Panelist, “What Changes May Employers Expect from the NLRB,” Colorado Springs, CO, October 9, 2010
•Presenter, New York Wage and Hour Employment Law Update, ADP Wage and Hour Seminar, May 2010
•Presenter, Fundamentals of Employee Discipline/Discharge in NY, Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association and the Partnership's Compelling Place to Work Series, September 2008
•Co-Author, An Employee or Not an Employee? That is the Question - Companies Continue to Suffer the Slings and Arrows of Independent Contractors, Spring 2008
•Presenter, Avoiding Liability in the Interviewing, Hiring, and Firing Process, Job Service Employer Committee, Inc. Seminar, January 2008; October 2006
•Presenter, Preventing and Defending Harassment and Retaliation Claims, Society of Human Resources Management (Pennsylvania/New York Border Chapter), October 2007
•Presenter, What Employers Need to Know About Severance and Separation Agreements, Job Service Employer Committee, Inc. Seminar, April 2007
•Co-Author, Employer Held Immune from Liability for Damages Resulting from Threats Made by Employee Through his Work Computer, The Job Description, DRI, Spring 2007
•Author, Employers Beware - The EEOC and the Courts are Clamping down on Unclear and Overly Broad Waiver and Release Language Contained in Employee Severance Agreements, The Job Description, DRI, Fall 2006
•Author, Personal Jurisdiction Over Non-Residents Via Internet Activity, Albany County Bar Association Newsletter, June 2006
•Presenter, Handling Employee Leaves of Absence - An Employer's Guide, Job Service Employer Committee, Inc. Seminar, February 2006
•Presenter, Preventing a Hostile Work Environment, Job Service Employer Committee, Inc. Seminar, January 2006
•Co-Author, Employment Law, A State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2006
•Presenter, Anti-Harassment Training Presentations for Evans-Brant School District Employees, September 2005
•Co-Author, Arbitrary and Capricious Judicial Review: Heightened or Lowered Standard of Late? Life, Health and Disability News, DRI, Fall 2005
•Presenter, Fundamentals of Employee Discipline and Discharge in New York, University of Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, (Class of 2003), February 2005
•Presenter, Family and Medical Leave Act in New York, Lorman Education Services Seminar, April 2004
•Presenter, Severance Agreements, Erie County Bar Association Noon Day Presentation, March 2004
•Presenter, Employee Discharge And Documentation in New York, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, June 2003
•Presenter, Selecting and Terminating Employees in New York, National Business Institute Seminars in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, August 2002
•Presenter, Writing the Employee Handbook in New York, Lorman Education Services Seminar, March 2001
•Presenter, Handling the Unemployment Insurance Process, Lorman Education Services Seminar, August 2000

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate Services and Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment and Labor
  • Construction
  • Payment Performance and Collection Remedies

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716.566.5436  Phone
716.566.5401  Fax
www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/richard-braden
University Attended:
State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude, 1988
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1996
Admission:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western, Northern, Eastern, Southern Districts of New York; 1996, New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Memberships:

Professional Affiliations

•Defense Research Institute: Employment and Labor Law Steering Committee; Co-Chair, May 2012 Employment and Labor Law Conference; Program Chair, May 2013 Employment and Labor Law Conference
•USLAW Network (former member): Past Chair, Employment and Labor Law Practice Group

Birth Information:
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, December 18, 1965
ISLN:
910189499
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 03/10/15 in Commercial Contracts

    I have known Mr Braden for approximately 20 years. We have worked both as adversaries and as allies. He is a fine attorney, with excellent temperment and very good judgment.

    I have known Mr Braden for approximately 20 years. We have worked both as adversaries and as allies. He is a fine attorney, with excellent temperment and very good judgment. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/08/15 in Corporate Law

    Mr. Braden and I attended law school together. He has always exhibited the highest ethical and professional services to his client. I support him in every area of the practice of law.

    Mr. Braden and I attended law school together. He has always exhibited the highest ethical and professional services to his client. I support him in every area of the practice of law. Read less

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