Chambers USA Ranks Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Practices Among Top Practices Nationally; Seven Attorneys Ranked


Chambers USA has ranked Anderson Kill among top law firms nationally in insurance dispute resolution for the fourteenth consecutive year. The firm's New York office was ranked in the top tier for insurance dispute resolution, New Jersey office was recognized for insurance litigation. All rankings were for work on behalf of policyholders only.

Chambers USA 2020 reports that clients describe Anderson Kill as "absolutely a go-to-firm for insurance coverage work." The national insurance recovery practice is described as a "high-quality team capable of handling multiparty disputes and taking on coverage matters in diverse areas such as asbestos liability, bodily injury, data breach and financial lines."

The firm's New York insurance recovery team, Chambers reports, has “outstanding trial capabilities backed up by a ready command of all types of coverage: and “Various sources highlight the firm's ‘tremendous success’ in the space and describe the team as ‘excellent.’"  The New Jersey practice is “highlighted for its notable insurance litigation practice, representing policyholders from a range of fields including governments, utilities, charities, corporations and private individuals.”

Chambers USA 2020 recognizes seven Anderson Kill insurance recovery attorneys as leaders in their field -- including, for the first time, Rhonda D. Orin, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C.

The recognized attorneys are as follows:

Robert M. Horkovich - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (National and New York)
William G. Passannante - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (National and New York)
Finley Harckham – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (New York)
Joshua Gold - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (New York)
Rhonda D. Orin – Insurance, Policyholder (District of Columbia) 
Robert D. Chesler - Litigation: Insurance (New Jersey)
Steven Pudell – Litigation: Insurance (New Jersey)

Chambers identifies the "outstanding" Robert Horkovich, Anderson Kill’s managing shareholder and chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group, as "a recognized leader of the New York policyholder Bar." A cited client opines, "He's a terrific lawyer who does excellent work."
 William Passannante, co-chair of Anderson Kill's insurance recovery group, "is noted for his strengths in D&O, product liability and asbestos insurance claims." and Chambers interviewees describe him as "extremely knowledgeable in his area."  Finley Harckham is described as "an excellent and very client-focused attorney."   Joshua Gold, chair of Anderson Kill’s Cyber Insurance Recovery Group, “exhibits significant expertise representing policyholder clients in major recovery claims relating to cybersecurity, and offers further experience handling disputes involving professional liability and commercial crime coverage.”

In the firm's Washington, D.C. practice, Chambers cites a market source who says of managing partner Rhonda Orin, "She is extremely smart, fiercely tenacious and very detail-oriented," with another source noting: "She is a master of her craft and shows outstanding business judgment."  In the New Jersey practice, New Jersey managing shareholder Steven Pudell is noted for the industry sectors in which he’s made his mark, "including real estate, food and beverage and pharmaceuticals.” Also in In New Jersey Chambers reports that interviewees dub Robert Chesler as "one of the leading policyholder lawyers in the state."

For more information, please see Anderson Kill 2020 Chambers Rankings.

About Anderson Kill

Anderson Kill is a full-service law firm best known for its work in insurance recovery.  Clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, trusts, committees and nonprofits as well as personal estates.  Based in New York City, the firm also has offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Newark, NJ, Los Angeles, CA and Newton, MA.

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