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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 14th 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 $350,000 since the inception of its annual outing.


David J. Goldsmith
6800 Jericho Turnpike
Suite 100W
Syosset, New York 11791
Tel. (516) 433-6677 ext. 117
Fax (516) 433-4342
E-Mail: DJGoldsmith@sgmblaw.com


Ross L. Gnesin
11 Beach Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel. (212) 431-3000, Ext. 225
E-Mail: Ross.Gnesin@gcgriskmanagement.com

1st Vice President

Monica M. O’Brien

2nd Vice President

Vincent Rossillo

Financial Secretary

Peter Longworth

Corresponding Secretary

Peter Sacoulas

Recording Secretary

Edgar Romano

Board of Directors

Mark Allen
Ronald Balter
Robert Bergman
Michael D. Chechanover
Daniel Elias
Jeffrey Feldman
John Fiore
Matthew Funk
Edward Hilfer *
Alan S. Katkin *
Martin Krutzel
Amy Levitt
Michael Newman
Karen O’Brien
Alexander Rosado
Michael Serres
Cathy Stanton *
Peter Tipograph
Patrick Vallone

* Past President