New York, NY – Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter recently announced the appointment of Mindy Roller as Chief of the Workers’ Compensation Division.
“As a longstanding member of the Law Department with decades of legal expertise in her field, Mindy has played an integral role in the division she will now lead, said Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter. “She is a superbly qualified leader who will continue the tradition of excellence that has been the hallmark of her division to further the interests of all New Yorkers.”
Ms. Roller, who has become one of the foremost experts in New York Workers’ Compensation law, will oversee a division that administers worker compensation claims and hearings on behalf of injured City workers.
Ms. Roller said, “I am extremely pleased and excited to be appointed Chief of the Workers’ Compensation Division. I have been part of this division during my entire tenure at the Law Department and it has been interesting, challenging and rewarding at every level. We impact the lives of real people and are committed to doing the best job possible to insure that municipal employees injured at work receive the medical care and wage replacement to which they are entitled. We work daily to improve the workers’ compensation system to improve the process and outcomes for all stakeholders. It is an honor to follow upon the heels of my predecessor, John Sweeney, who has been an amazing mentor.”
Ms. Roller joined the Workers’ Compensation Division in 1995 after starting her career as a banking associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. In 2002, she was promoted to Deputy Chief of the division, and has played a critical role in managing the City’s Workers’ Compensation caseload. She has helped oversee and streamline operations of a division that administers approximately 17,000 new claims annually, 15,000 administrative hearings and expenditures on behalf of injured City workers totaling $400 million.
Source: NY Corporation Counsel