The Society of New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association was established in 1945. The Association was founded as a bipartisan organization comprised of attorneys representing all parties to workers’ compensation claims: claimants, self-insured employers, third party administrators, insurance carriers, and others who are affiliated with the New York State Workers’ Compensation system. The purpose of the organization is to identify issues that affect the administration of the Workers’ Compensation Law and attempt to offer suggestions for the remediation of these issues in a fair and impartial manner. In addition, the Association is involved in educating persons unfamiliar with the complexities of the Workers’ Compensation Law.

The Association is also involved in fund raising for charity. This year represents the Association’s 17th annual golf and tennis fund raiser for pediatric cancer research on behalf of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Through the generosity of its members and sponsors, the Association has raised over $500,000 since the inception of its annual outing.

Latest News

New Officers and Board of Directors Sworn in At Annual Dinner

At the Annual Dinner of the Society of NY Workers’ Compensation Bar Association, held on May 17, 2018 at the Princeton Club, the newly elected President Edgar Romano and the new Board of Directors was sworn in for a two-year term.  Nearly 200 people attended the event.  The Bar Association welcomes new members and is a unique bi-partisan Bar Association.

Golf Outing Raises Over $58,000 for Pediatric Cancer at MSK

Continuing its nearly 20-year mission to help wipe out pediatric cancer, the Society of NY Workers’ Compensation Bar Association held its annual golf outing at Harbor Links Golf Club in Port Washington, New York on Friday, July 20, 2018.  On a glorious sunny day, over 100 golfers helped raise over $58,000 for the Bar Association’s annual donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering to help fight Pediatric Cancer.  Long time Bar Association member Ken Larkin, and President Edgar Romano did yeoman’s work organizing and promoting the event, as they do every year, and donations from the Bar Association now exceed $633,000!

Officers and Board of Directors


Edgar Romano
Pasternack Tilker Ziegler
Walsh Stanton & Romano LLP
551 5th Avenue, Suite 520
New York, NY 10176
Tel: (212) 341-7900


Ross L. Gnesin
100 Church Street, Suite 810
New York, New York 10007
Tel. (212) 431-3000, Ext. 8451

Vice President

Kevin Dorr

Financial Secretary

Peter Sacoulas

Recording Secretary

Diana Bronnberg

Board of Directors

Mark Allen
Ronald Balter
Christa Collins
Daniel Elias
John Fiore
David J. Goldsmith *
Alan S. Katkin *
Martin Krutzel
Amy Levitt
Monica O’Brien *
Noah Passer
Vincent Rossillo *
Nicholas Rupwani
Sarah Thomas
Peter Tipograph

* Past President