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Richard Allison Braden

Employment and labor Attorney at Buffalo, NY

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
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Richard Braden, a partner at Goldberg Segalla, 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.


Goldberg Segalla LLP
665 Main St Ste 400
Buffalo, NY, 14203-1425

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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Goldberg Segalla
  • 2005 - Present


  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • State University of New York at Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • USLAW Network
  • Past Chair, Employment and Labor Law Practice Group
  • N/A
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Employment and Labor Law Steering Committee
  • N/A
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Program Chair, Employment and Labor Law Conference
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Co-Chair, Employment and Labor Law Conference
  • 2012 - 2012
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Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in Law
  • Business First
  • N/A
  • Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Trial Technique Award
  • Robert J. Connelly
  • N/A
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  • Author, "EEOC Adopts Plan to Address Systematic Discrimination in the Workplace"
  • 2012
  • The Job Description, DRI, Spring 2007
  • Co-Author, "Employer Held Immune from Liability for Damages Resulting from Threats Made by Employee Through his Work Computer"
  • 2007
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Co-Author, "Employment Law, A State-by-State Compendium"
  • 2006
  • Albany County Bar Association Newsletter
  • Author, "Personal Jurisdiction Over Non-Residents Via Internet Activity"
  • 2006
  • The Job Description, DRI, Fall 2006
  • 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"
  • 2006
  • Life, Health and Disability News, DRI, Fall 2005
  • Co-Author, "Arbitrary and Capricious Judicial Review: Heightened or Lowered Standard of Late?"
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • USLAW Network Client Conference, San Francisco
  • Presenter, “After the Gold Rush — The NLRB’s Continued Intrusion Into the Non-Union Workplace"
  • 2014
  • 2014 USLAW Network Employment & Labor Law Exchange, Jersey City, NJ
  • Presenter, “Settlement Strategies"
  • 2014
  • Webinar
  • Presenter, "USLAW EduNet Webinar for the Employment & Labor Law Group"
  • 2012
  • Chicago, IL
  • Panelist, “’Hey! It's MySpace’ . . . Managing Today's Electronic Workplace"
  • 2011
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Panelist, “What Changes May Employers Expect from the NLRB"
  • 2010
  • ADP Wage and Hour Seminar
  • Presenter, "New York Wage and Hour Employment Law Update"
  • 2010
  • Job Service Employer Committee, Inc. Seminar, January 2008
  • Presenter, "Avoiding Liability in the Interviewing, Hiring, and Firing Process"
  • 2008
  • Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association and the Partnership's Compelling Place to Work Series
  • Presenter, "Fundamentals of Employee Discipline/Discharge in NY"
  • 2008
  • Society of Human Resources Management (Pennsylvania/New York Border Chapter)
  • Presenter, "Preventing and Defending Harassment and Retaliation Claims"
  • 2007
  • Job Service Employer Committee, Inc. Seminar
  • Presenter, "What Employers Need to Know About Severance and Separation Agreements"
  • 2007
  • Job Service Employer Committee, Inc. Seminar
  • Presenter, "Preventing a Hostile Work Environment"
  • 2006
  • Job Service Employer Committee, Inc. Seminar
  • Presenter, "Handling Employee Leaves of Absence - An Employer's Guide"
  • 2006
  • University of Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, (Class of 2003)
  • Presenter, "Fundamentals of Employee Discipline and Discharge in New York"
  • 2005
  • Lorman Education Services Seminar
  • Presenter, "Family and Medical Leave Act in New York'
  • 2004
  • Erie County Bar Association Noon Day Presentation
  • Presenter, "Severance Agreements"
  • 2004
  • Lorman Educational Services Seminar
  • Presenter, "Employee Discharge And Documentation in New York"
  • 2003
  • National Business Institute Seminars in Buffalo and Rochester, New York
  • Presenter, "Selecting and Terminating Employees in New York"
  • 2002
  • Lorman Education Services Seminar
  • Presenter, "Writing the Employee Handbook in New York"
  • 2001
  • Lorman Education Services Seminar
  • Presenter, "Handling the Unemployment Insurance Process"
  • 2000
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Buffalo Employment and labor Lawyer Richard Allison Braden
Richard Allison Braden
Employment and labor Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 28 years