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Laura is a litigation attorney with more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of general, business and employment litigation. 

She has successfully represented clients in both federal and state courts in disputes involving breach of contract, trade secrets, patent, trademark and patent licensing disputes, employment, breach of fiduciary duty, partnership dissolution and personal injury. She also is experienced in mediation, arbitration and the resolution of business disputes without resorting to litigation, including a successful arbitration of a partnership dispute that resulted in $1.5 million awarded in damages.

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  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2020-2022
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys
  • Greater Association of Women Attorneys, Member, 2005-2020
    • Legislative Chair, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, Women’s Bar Association for the State of New York, 2017-2019
  • Top Women in Law, The Daily Record, 2019
  • Monroe County Bar Association
    • Member, Litigation Section, 2007-2019
    • Member, Nominating Committee, 2015-2018
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 2010
    • Member, Awards Section, 2013-2017
  • Forty Under 40, Rochester Business Journal, 2015
  • Emerging Bar Leader Award, Monroe County Bar Association, 2011
  • Up & Coming Attorneys’ Award, The Daily Record, 2010
  • President’s Award, Monroe County Bar Association, 2009

  • Let's Get Ethical: A Roundup of Common Ethical Pitfalls, University at Buffalo Law and Monroe County Bar Association, April 22, 2020
  • Shattered Glass: Women in Small Law Firms, Monroe County Bar Association, March 8, 2019
  • Nuts & Bolts of Depositions: Tips, Perspectives and Advice on Effective Deposition Practice, University at Buffalo and Monroe County Bar Association, March 13, 2018 
  • Got Civility? How to be Professional and Ethical in the Courtroom and Beyond, University at Buffalo Law School, June 14, 2017
  • Updates for the Practical Practitioner, Wolford Law Firm, March 10, 2017
  • Opening the Coalition on Pay Equity Toolkit, Rochester Women’s Network Annual Business Summit, September 28, 2016
  • New Uniform Procedures for Attorney Discipline in New York & Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls, University at Buffalo Law School and Monroe County Bar Association, May 2016

  • Co-Author, "You’ve Got Acceptance! First Department Holds That Email Containing Attorney’s Signature Block Constitutes a Signed Settlement," The Daily Record, August 9, 2021
  • "Will Paid Surrogacy Become Legal in New York State?," The Daily Record, March 10, 2020
  • “Child Victims Act Lawsuits Reject Pre-Action Discovery but Allow Jurisdiction over Alleged Perpetrator,” The Daily Record, August 9, 2019
  • “Boosting New York State’s Certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program,” The Daily Record, December 6, 2018
  • “Mediation: The Alternative Dispute Resolution that Every Party Should Consider,” The Daily Record, November 8, 2018
  • “Pre-Litigation Mediation Clauses: The Alternative Dispute Resolution that Every Employer Should Consider,” Rochester Business Journal, October 5, 2018
  • “New York Paid Family Leave: What Every Employer Needs to Know,” Rochester Business Journal, April 4, 2018
  • “NLRB’s New Standard for Employee Handbook Policies,” The Daily Record, January 4, 2018
  • “Ban of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Opens Doors to Class Action Lawsuits,” The Daily Record, August 3, 2017
  • “Court of Appeals Upholds Decision Denying NYC Qualified Immunity,” The Daily Record, February 2, 2017
  • “Court of Appeals Assigns Narrow Approach to Common Interest Privilege,” The Daily Record, July 7, 2016
  • “New York Passes Most Extensive Family Leave Policy in U.S.,” The Daily Record, May 5, 2016
  • “Enforcing Rules of Civility: Advice for New Lawyers,” The Daily Record, October 1, 2015
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Disregards EEOC Guidelines,” The Daily Record, April 2, 2015

  • Foundation Board of Monroe County Bar Association
    • Board Member, 2014-2020
    • Development Co-Chair, 2015-2020
    • Jazz for Justice Planning Committee Member, 2011-2014
  • Board Member, Rochester Housing Development Corporation, 2017-2020
  • University at Buffalo Law Alumni Steering Committee (Rochester chapter)
    • Member, 2008-2020
    • Co-Chair and CLE Program Co-Chair, 2009-2014
  • Member, Development and Gala Committees, Humane Society at Lollypop Farms, 2014-2016
  • Board Member, Coalition on Pay Equity, Rochester, 2014-2017
  • Member, Athena Award Development Committee, Rochester Women’s Council, 2013-2015
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services Project, 2010, 2013, 2014