Laura A. Myers




Toll Free: (877) 394-8497

Ms. Myers has successfully represented clients in both federal and state courts in a variety of litigation matters, with a focus in the areas of commercial, business and employment litigation, and is a registered Patent Attorney. Ms. Myers is also experienced in mediation, arbitration and the resolution of business disputes without resorting to litigation.

Ms. Myers is actively involved in the community, receiving a number of awards for her contributions. In July 2010, she won the Up and Coming Attorneys’ Award from The Daily Record. Ms. Myers received the Emerging Bar Leader Award from the Monroe County Bar Association in May 2011, and the Forty Under 40 Award from the Rochester Business Journal in 2015.

While at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Ms. Myers served as an Articles Editor for the Buffalo Law Review, and the Executive Editor of the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal. Ms. Myers also received her M.B.A. while attending the University at Buffalo with a concentration in management consulting.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

“Ban of mandatory arbitration clauses opens door 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

“NY passes most extensive Paid Family Leave policy in US,” The Daily Record, May 5, 2016

Speaker, New Uniform Procedures for Attorney Discipline in New York & Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls, CLE presented on behalf of the University at Buffalo Law School and Monroe County Bar Association, May 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

“Court ‘Likes’ Service of Process Via Facebook,” The Daily Record, October 2, 2014

“When Choice of Law Provision is Not Enforceable,” The Daily Record, March 6, 2014

“Emerging Issues in Social Media Discovery,” The Daily Record, August 1, 2013

Speaker, From Arbitrations to Investigations: Practical Considerations for In-House Counsel, CLE presented by The Wolford Law Firm, June 2013

Speaker, The Do’s and Don’ts of Making a Good Impression in the Court Room, CLE presented by the University at Buffalo Law School, June 2012

Speaker, Understanding the Tripartite Relationship for the Insured, Insurance Counsel & Defense Counsel, CLE presented by the Monroe County Bar Association and the University at Buffalo Law School, October 2010

Speaker, Reviving the Monroe County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Section, National Association of Bar Executives’ Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2010

“New Tech Provides Opportunity, Challenges,” The Daily Record, April 30, 2010

Speaker, Anatomy of a Lawsuit: Jury Selection in a Civil Case, CLE presented by the Monroe County Bar Association, May 2009


Admissions

New York State Court

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Ohio State Court

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education


Professional & Civic Activities

Monroe County Bar Association
Foundation Board Member
Awards Committee Member
Young Lawyers Section,
Past Section Chair, 2009-2010

Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, Board Member

University at Buffalo Law Alumni Steering Committee
Member, Past Committee co-chair & co-chair

Lollypop Farm, Development Committee Member

Coalition on Pay Equity (COPE), Board Member

Rochester Women’s Council, past ATHENA AWARD Committee Member

United Way Women’s Leadership, past Council Member