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Jodyann Galvin

Partner, Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Leader
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  • 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. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Hamilton College, B.A., Cum Laude

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude

Jody’s practice is focused on complex business disputes, and she has represented the firm’s clients in both federal and state courts in New York and across the country.

Jody has defended class actions for public and private companies relating to the healthcare industry, statutory compliance, business practices and pricing, and shareholder disputes.  She is well-versed in all aspects of class action litigation including certification, discovery, and settlement approval and administration.

Jody’s experience in financial litigation includes professional liability in the accounting profession, mergers and acquisition litigation, and corporate governance disputes. She has assisted clients with responding to SEC investigations and has represented buyers, broker-dealers and brokers in court disputes and arbitration proceedings before FINRA. Jody has conducted independent internal investigations for corporate clients in response to employee accusations of wrongdoing related to financial and employment practices. 

Jody also handles intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark litigation and the misappropriation of trade secrets, and ideas. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in diverse subject areas, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, life science, children's products, and sporting equipment.

Jody was an adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo School of Law, where she taught a course on New York civil practice.

Honors

  • Community Leader Honoree, The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY, Inc., 2019
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University at Buffalo School of Law, Students of Color, 2017
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, (Business Litigation) 2011 - 2021
  • Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of Western New York, 2014 - 2016, 2018
  • Leadership Award, Minority Bar Association of Western New York, 2018

  • Women Who Move the City Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara & The Southern Tier, 2018

  • Western District of New York Federal Court Special Service Award, 2015
  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Pro Bono Award for Federal Court, 2014
  • Former publications editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Adolf Homburger Award for excellence in civil procedure

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Presentations & Events

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County

Community & Pro Bono

Jody serves on the Board of Directors for Buffalo Prep, where she acts as the Governance Chair.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Buffalo.  Jody is a volunteer for the Western District of New York Pro Se Assistance Program and St. Luke's Mission of Mercy.  Jody is also a mentor and mentor recruiter for Discover Law, University at Buffalo School of Law.