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Kenneth A. Manning to Participate in The Knowledge Group Webcast “Class Action Settlements: Hot Topics in 2016 and Beyond”  More

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Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Class Action Settlements: Hot Topics in 2016 and Beyond,” The Knowledge Group Webcast, October 2016  More

Robert H. Jackson Study Seminar, Chautauqua Institution, October 2010  More

State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate Seminar Series – Department of Electrical Engineering, 2009  More

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Publications

Co-Author, “Operational issues for medical marijuana producers,” Buffalo Law Journal, July 2015  More

Co-Author, “Guest Column: Campus sexual assault awareness,” Buffalo Law Journal, April 2015  More

Co-Author, “GUEST COLUMN: Class actions on rise in WNY,” Buffalo Law Journal, October 2014  More

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Kenneth A. Manning
Partner, Buffalo
(716) 847-7041
kmanning@phillipslytle.com

Mr. Manning has experience in bet-the-company corporate and commercial litigation, including dissolution proceedings, employment termination disputes and controversies involving the sale of goods and services. In addition to personal injury and wrongful death claims involving products liability, workplace accidents, negligence and environmental exposure experience, Mr. Manning has prosecuted and defended class actions in both state and federal courts. Mr. Manning also has experience in challenges to governmental actions, including taxes and assessments, as well as actions for declaratory relief. Mr. Manning also concentrates his practice in the area of education law and is the Leader of Phillips Lytle’s Education Practice Team.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Listed as a Leading Individual in Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016
  • Selected for America’s Top 100 Attorneys® Lifetime Achievement,Upstate New York
  • New York State Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Service Award, Eighth Judicial District 2008
  • Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent Rating
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Buffalo Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2016
    • Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Buffalo Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2015
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2016
    • Named Top 50 Lawyer, 2011
  • Listed in Legal Elite of WNY, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, 2013, 2015-2016
  • University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association 2002 distinguished alumnus award for leadership by example as a private practitioner
  • NCCJ Brotherhood/Sisterhood award for outstanding leadership in promoting goodwill and understanding in our community, 2004
  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2011-2013
  • Honored for participation in the Joint Seminar Program of the Appellate Divisions for the First & Second Judicial Departments, 2012
  • Dress For Success Buffalo, Vanguard Award

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1977
State University of New York at Buffalo Engineering School, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2009
State University of New York at Buffalo Engineering School, B.S., summa cum laude, 1974

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

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. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

  • Hon. Reid S. Moule, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1977-1979

PRESENT ACTIVITIES

  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Board Member (2008-Present)
  • Suneel’s Light Foundation, Vice President
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
    • Alumni Association, Member and President (1999-2000)
    • Dean’s Advisory Council (Fall 1999-Present)
  • Daemen College Community Advisory Board, Member
  • FBI Community Partnership Program, Citizens Academy, Member (2000)
  • New York State's Fourth Department Judicial Screening Committee
  • Peace Bridge Authority, Member

PAST ACTIVITIES

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Engineering School
    • Dean’s Advisory Council Former Chair, Former Member
  • Bison Hockey Association, Former Board Chair
  • Cleveland Hill Education Foundation, Former Board Member
  • One Hundred Club of Buffalo, Former Member
  • Gyro Club of Buffalo, Inc., Past President
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Board Member
  • Tau Beta Pi, New York Nu Chapter, Past President
  • Buffalo Citizens Academy, Board Member and Counsel

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Hispanic Leadership Fund, Inc. v. Walsh, 42 F. Supp. 3d 365 (N.D.N.Y. 2014)
  • Hispanic Leadership Fund, Inc. v. Walsh, No. 12-cv-1337, 2013 WL 5423855 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2013)
  • DiPizio Constr. Co., Inc. v. Erie Canal Harbor Dev. Corp., 120 A.D.3d 905, 991 N.Y.S.2d 683 (4th Dep’t 2014)
  • DiPizio Constr. Co., Inc. v. Erie Canal Harbor Dev. Corp., 109 A.D.3d 909, 991 N.Y.S.2d 199 (4th Dep’t 2014)
  • DiPizio Constr. Co., Inc. v. Erie Canal Harbor Dev. Corp., 120 A.D.3d 911, 990 N.Y.S.2d 426 (4th Dep’t 2014)
  • Constantine v. Stella Maris Ins. Co., Ltd., 97 A.D.3d 1129, 948 N.Y.S.2d 802 (4th Dep’t 2012)
  • Constantine v. Stella Maris Ins. Co., Ltd., 128 A.D.3d 1360, 8 N.Y.S.3d 749 (4th Dep’t 2015)
  • Nat’l Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. v. PUSH Buffalo, 104 A.D.3d 1307, 962 N.Y.S.2d 559 (4th Dep’t 2013)
  • Sorrento Lactalis, Inc. v. Polanski, 72 A.D.3d 1619, 899 N.Y.S.2d 685 (4th Dep’t 2010)
  • Held v. Workers’ Compensation Board, Declaratory Judgment Action (Supreme Court, Albany County), Index No.: 2943-08, May 20, 2010
  • Held v. Workers’ Compensation Board, Article 78 Proceeding (Supreme Court, Albany County) Index No.: 2957-08, July 7, 2008
  • Nuara v. Workers’ Compensation Board, (Supreme Court, Albany County), Index No.: 5076-08, February 11, 2010
  • Nesslin v. Medaille College (Supreme Court, Erie County), Index No.: 6446/06, November 20, 2006
  • Munabi v. Abrams (Supreme Court, Erie County), aff’d 199 A.D.2d 1037 (4th Dept. 1993)
  • People v. National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, 10 Misc 3d 516 (Erie County Court 2005), rev’g 1 Misc 3d 857
  • FS Kids, LLC v. Compensation Risk Management LLC, NYS Supreme Court, Erie County, Index No.: 11268/2008, 3/11/10
  • St. Joseph Hospital v. Berger Commission, 43 A.D.3d 139 (4th Dep’t 2007)
  • Matter of Shea’s v. Estate of Drapanas, 39 A.D.3d 1272, 832 N.Y.S.2d 856
  • Matter of Baynes v. City of Lackawanna, NYS Supreme Court, Erie County, Index No.: 1129/2009, 8/23/10
  • City of Buffalo vs. National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, 90 A.D. 2d 691(4th Dept.), 455 N.Y.S. 2d 1021, 1982 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 18790
  • Joseph Joyce v. Diane Wagner, W.D.N.Y. 1984 - Civ. No. 84-0115E
  • City of Buffalo v. Jacek A. Wysocki, 110 A.D. 2d 1052(4th Dept.), 489 N.Y.S. 2d 134, 1985 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 48929
  • Sharon Steel v. National Fuel, 872 F. 2d 36(3rd Circuit), 1989 U.S. App. LEXIS 4339
  • Board of Education of the Depew-Union Free School District v. Depew Teachers, 167 A.D. 2d 906(4th Dept.), 562 N.Y.S. 2d 274, 1990 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 14473
  • U.S. Air Group, Inc. v. Bernardo, 175 A.D.2d 642(4th Dept.), 572 N.Y.S.2d 271, 1991 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 10182
  • Morgan vs. A.O. Smith, 233 A.D. 2d 375(2nd Dept.), 650 N.Y.S. 2d 748, 1996 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 11608
  • Ilhardt v. A.O. Smith, 168 F.R.D. 613(S. D. Ohio), 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19098, 36 Fed. R. Serv. 3d (Callaghan) 986
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation v. James E. Wilkins & Sons, Inc., et al., Sup. Ct. Gen. Co. 1998 - Index No.: 46213
  • Data-Track Account Services, Inc. v. Curtis W. Lee, 291 A.D. 2d 827 (4th Dept.), 736 N.Y.S. 2d 558, 2002 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 973