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Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Practice Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA 2023; Eight Attorneys Recognized

  • June 8, 2023

Chambers USA has ranked Anderson Kill’s national insurance recovery practice among top policyholder-side insurance dispute resolution practices for the eighteenth year running. The firm’s New York practice was ranked in the top tier for insurance dispute resolution and the New Jersey practice was recognized for insurance.

“Anderson Kill is a premier insurance recovery firm,” according to a client of the firm’s national practice cited by Chambers.  “From the partners to the associates and legal staff, the team is fantastic,” another client opines.  A third, pointing to the firm’s deep experience and database of decades of insurance case history and lore, tells Chambers USA, “they know the detailed nuances not just of our many layers of policies but also those in similar cases throughout the country.”

Of Anderson Kill’s New York team, Chambers USA reports, “its outstanding trial capabilities are backed up by a ready command of all types of coverage, from major environmental and asbestos claims to data breaches and property damage.”  The practice, per Chambers, “is dedicated to assisting policyholders with their thorniest coverage issues and most high-stakes litigation.”  The New Jersey practice, according to a client, “has a vast amount of resources and collective experience they can bring to issues.”

Chambers USA 2023 ranks eight Anderson Kill insurance recovery attorneys as leaders in their field:

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)

Pamela D. Hans - Insurance (Pennsylvania)

Robert D. Chesler - Insurance (New Jersey)

Steven J. Pudell - Insurance (New Jersey)

Chambers reports that Robert Horkovich, Anderson Kill’s managing shareholder and chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group, “is a recognized leader of the New York policyholder bar, and offers extensive experience litigating high-profile coverage matters, including those relating to asbestos, environmental and natural disaster claims.”  A client notes, “Robert is a superior lawyer and very prompt on all matters.  He has excellent trial skills.”

For William Passannante, co-chair of Anderson Kill’s insurance recovery group, Chambers reports that Bill “is noted for his strengths in D&O, product liability and asbestos insurance claims.”  According to a client, “Bill is one of the best in the business.”  Finley Harckham “is excellent” according to one client, and “has a great reputation” according to another.  Joshua Gold, chair of Anderson Kill’s Cyber Insurance Recovery Group, “exhibits significant expertise representing policyholder clients in major recovery claims relating to cybersecurity.”  According to a client, Josh “is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with.”

In the New Jersey practice, a client says of managing shareholder Steven Pudell, “he has the ability to remain cool-headed and calm in heated situations while firmly and zealously protecting the client’s interests.”  Another client says of Robert Chesler, “Bob understands coverage matters and knows exactly what to do.”

In the firm’s Washington, D.C. practice, Chambers dubs managing partner Rhonda Orin “a respected litigator” with “experience in a wide range of insurance matters” of whom a client reports, “Rhonda should be feared by adversaries.  She is an experienced, no-nonsense litigator who tells it like it is.”  Another client says that Rhonda “is great at figuring out creative resolutions.”

Of Pamela Hans, managing shareholder in Philadelphia, PA, one client declares that “Pam is an exceptional lawyer” and another notes that she is “very attentive and responsive.”

For more information, please see the Chambers USA 2023 listing for Anderson Kill.

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