The #MeToo movement has brought forth widespread attention to the issue of sexual assault. With it, comes significant litigation implications and new legislation across the country, such as the Child Victim Act passed in New York State 2019. This program explores the topic of sexual assault within the field of civil litigation, specifically addressing claims of child sexual abuse and related insurance litigation and coverage issues that ensue.
Florina Altshiler is a litigation attorney specializing in labor law and premise liability matters. Her practice also includes medical malpractice and general negligence law. Previously, Ms. Altshiler worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Alaska where she handled the prosecution of the highest-level felonies including homicides, sexual assaults and violent felonies through jury trial. She has prosecuted over twenty cases through jury verdict. Prior to working as a prosecutor, Ms. Altshiler honed her litigation skills at nationally recognized law firms in New York City for seven years. She has significant experience in the areas of complex medical malpractice, premises liability and construction accident litigation.
Ms. Altshiler is the managing attorney for the firm’s Buffalo, NY office.