Developing innovative pricing structures and alternative fee agreement models that deliver additional value for our clients.
Advancing professional knowledge and offering credits for attorneys, staff and other professionals.
Helping clients respond correctly when a crisis occurs.
Providing our clients with legal, strategic, and practical advice to make transformational changes in their organizations.
Leveraging law and technology to deliver sound solutions.
Delivering seamless service through partnerships across the globe.
Leveraging leading-edge technology to guide change and create seamless, collaborative experiences for clients and attorneys.
Industry-leading conferences focused on affordable housing, tax credits, and more.
Providing actionable information to support strategic decision-making.
Teaming with clients to advance sustainable projects, mitigate the effects of climate change, and protect our planet.
Offering a range of investment management and fiduciary services.
Bringing together companies and investors for tomorrow’s new deals.
Offering fresh insights on cases that are delayed, over budget, or off-target from the desired resolution.
Courtroom-ready lawyers who can resolve disputes early on clients’ terms or prevail at trial before a judge or jury.
Creating positive impact in our communities through increasing equity, access, and opportunity.
Susan Roney is a member of NP Trial. Her practice is focused on the representation of railroads and other businesses, including the news industry and healthcare providers and payors, in commercial, labor and employment and personal injury litigation.
I focus my practice on the representation of railroads and other self insured businesses in commercial disputes, personal injury litigation, government and administrative investigations and hearings and labor and employment litigation. Having represented railroads for over 30 years, I have particular experience in the railroad industry and have won numerous verdicts and dispositive motions for my clients.
My labor and employment practice includes the defense of clients in connection with claims of race, gender and disability discrimination and harassment. My practice also includes the defense of class action litigation in both the healthcare industry and consumer affairs. This includes the defense of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims commenced against one of Buffalo’s leading hospital networks.
In addition to my work with clients, I serve on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. It’s here working alongside colleagues where I gain a broader insight into industry challenges and how we can best affect change.
Industries are more proactive in seeking to avoid recurring issues that lead to litigation. Working closely with clients as partners contributes to our ability to render proactive advice to minimize costly lawsuits.
Buffalo office managing partner Susan Roney discusses recruiting the millennial generation.
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., summa cum laude
University of San Diego, J.D., magna cum laude
Her active involvement in key trial associations keeps Susan fully prepared to represent clients with the evolving dynamics of the courtroom. She is a member of the Erie County Bar Association, American and New York State Bar Associations; Defense Research Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Directors); and National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (Executive Committee). She has also served on court-appointed advisory committees for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, including Merit Selection Panels for the selection and reappointment of United States Magistrate Judges, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group, and a Task Force on Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness.
Susan was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 in the fields of Civil Rights Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation—Labor and Employment; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions—Defendants; and Railroad Law. Susan has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2008, and was named 2018 and 2020 Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year” in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions—Defendants, and 2017 and 2019 Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year” in Civil Rights Law.
Susan was recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2022 editorial in the area of Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense.
Susan has also been named a Recognized Practitioner in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 for Litigation: General Commercial (New York (Upstate)).
Susan was also recognized with the President’s Award from the Minority Bar Association of Western New York, and was honored for her “gracious and inspirational leadership” roles in numerous legal, educational, and not-for-profit organizations. Susan was also named to the Legal Elite of Western New York 2104, a supplement of Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal.
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