Alicia C. Rood, Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Litigation, Trademark and Franchise Litigation
  • Class Action Defense in Employment Law Matters
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Discrimination Litigation
  • Administrative and Federal Court Litigation
  • Collections
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York


Ms. Rood has been providing employment and labor services, as well as complex litigation services to private and public sector clients for over twenty-five years. Ms. Rood has successfully litigated numerous employment and complex business lawsuits in both federal and state courts and administrative forums, including New York Labor Law Section 240/241 lawsuits, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment and gender discrimination litigation, age discrimination litigation, disability discrimination litigation, alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, religious discrimination, as well as ERISA claims.

Ms. Rood focuses her complex litigation practice on a diverse range of intellectual property, employment and contract matters. Ms. Rood has both jury and non-jury trial as well as appellate experience. Ms. Rood has successfully worked with both the insured and insurance companies in resolving insurance coverage disputes. In addition, Ms. Rood has regularly represented clients in a variety of alternative dispute resolution formats including mediation and non-binding arbitration. Ms. Rood has obtained successful results for her clients in a variety of matters, including claims for fraudulent transfers of corporate funds to shareholders.


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • 00/1990
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1979
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

    Classes & Seminars

    • Adjunct Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo

    In the Community

    • Greater Buffalo Partnership, Committee on Government Affairs, Member

    Prior Affiliations

    • United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., New York, Chief of Employee Relations Section
    • White House, Intern, 1979 to 1979
    • Buchanan Ingersoll, Professional Corporation

    Published Works

    • Greater Certainty for Secured Lenders Under Superfund, New York Environmental Law Reporter, November, 1996
    • Hazardous Waste, Environmental Law and Regulation in New York, 1996

    Professional Associations

    • Buchanan Ingersoll, Environmental Law Group, Member
    • Buchanan Ingersoll, Litigation Group, Member
    • Erie County Bar Association, Member
    • New York State Bar, Section of Environmental Practice, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member