Craig S. Wittlin

Managing Partner

As HSE's Managing Partner, Craig oversees the operation of the Firm's five offices and provides strategic leadership and direction to the Firm's 130 lawyers and a total staff of 250, who comprise the most dynamic corporate law firm in upstate New York. Craig was elected by his partners to serve as the Firm's Managing Partner beginning in January, 2016.

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John G. Horn

Partner in Charge - Buffalo

A business litigator with the Firm for nearly two decades, John Horn also has served as the Partner in Charge of the Firm’s Buffalo office since January 2009. John has litigated complex business, construction, Indian law and environmental disputes in state, federal and tribal courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration.

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Amy J. Kellogg

Partner in Charge - Albany

Amy Kellogg's law practice focuses on representing a variety of New York State professional associations, businesses and not for profits before New York State Government, including the State Legislature, Governor’s Office and State Agencies.

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Alexander R. McClean

Partner in Charge - New York

Alex is the practice leader of Harter Secrest & Emery’s Securities and Capital Markets practice area, and counsels domestic and foreign companies of all sizes, ranging from early-stage start-up companies to publicly traded companies, with market capitalizations in the tens of billions of dollars.

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Leslie M. Connolly

Partner in Charge - Corning

Leslie has more than two decades of experience counseling clients in a broad range of environmental, health and safety compliance matters, land use and zoning projects, and alternative energy developments.

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Management Committee

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Jerauld E. Brydges


Jerry Brydges has twenty years of experience in commercial litigation across a wide variety of disciplines. He has been with HSE since 2002, and his practice includes the representation of clients in technology, health care, manufacturing, and banking.

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Joseph G. Casion


In his primary role as general counsel to regional businesses and non-profit organizations, Joe is recognized as a true listener and a valued part of the leadership teams of his clients. For more than 20 years, he has worked closely with clients by first understanding their goals and then helping them to quickly and creatively overcome any obstacles to achieve success.

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Thomas J. Hurley


Tom Hurley is an employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer with a broad range of employee benefits experience.

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Kelly A. Pronti


With years of experience representing an international retailer on the development of over 100 properties, Kelly guides clients through every aspect of the real estate, land use and construction related components of a project. 

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