Greta K. Kolcon

Partner

At A Glance

Greta K. Kolcon is a Partner in the firm's Litigation Department. She chairs the Environmental Law & Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Kolcon is a certified federal court mediator, and serves on the neutral panel for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. She focuses on efficient and effective risk management and dispute resolution.

Education

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude

University of Michigan, B.A., with honors

Bar Admissions

State of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York

Key Representative Matters

  • Regularly defend energy company in litigation involving claims of environmental contamination under New York's Navigation Law, as well as RCRA and other claims.
  • Regularly defend residential landlords against claims of lead paint poisoning allegedly suffered by tenants and others.
  • Regularly defend employment discrimination claims and other workplace-related claims against employers.
  • Defend and prosecute claims against fiduciaries of employee retirement plans, such as trustees and investment managers.
  • Litigate enforcement of shareholder agreements in connection with buyouts and separations from business enterprise.

Professional Affiliations

  • Vice President of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
  • Immediate Past Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
  • Past President of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA)
  • Member of the Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member of the Rochester Women's Network

Honors

  • Recognized by the Rochester Business Journal as a "Forty Under 40" honoree
  • Recognized by The Daily Record as one of Rochester's “Up and Coming Attorneys"

Community Involvement

Ms. Kolcon is a former Trustee for the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York. She is past Vice President and Council Member for the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word and is actively involved in a variety of local community organizations.