Chambers USA Ranks Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Practices Among Top Practices Nationally, in New York, and in New Jersey


For the sixteenth consecutive year, Chambers USA has ranked Anderson Kill’s insurance recovery practice among top law firms nationally. The firm's New York office was ranked in the top tier for insurance dispute resolution, and the New Jersey office was recognized for insurance.

Clients interviewed by Chambers USA 2021 regard Anderson Kill as “an excellent firm, renowned for coverage-side 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."

Chambers describes Anderson Kill’s New York team as an “insurance practice dedicated to assisting policyholders with their thorniest coverage issues and most high-stakes litigation,” with “outstanding trial capabilities backed up by a ready command of all types of coverage.”  The New Jersey practice, according to a client, is “"on top of the law, responsive, and terrific at navigating the client through the issues."

Chambers USA 2021 ranks seven 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)

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 held in high regard for his substantial expertise in representing policyholders in complex coverage disputes including asbestos and business interruption cases.” He is “a recognized leader of the New York policyholder Bar,” described by a client as “an absolute fountainhead of information and knowledge of insurance coverage."

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 is described by clients as “responsive and a true expert in his field” and “a true advocate for his clients." A client says of Finley Harckham, “"He is a great lawyer and is very experienced." Clients say of Joshua Gold, chair of Anderson Kill’s Cyber Insurance Recovery Group, "He is a standout for cybersecurity work” and "He does not miss a beat." 

In the firm's Washington, D.C. practice, Chambers dubs managing partner Rhonda Orin “a respected litigator,” of whom a client reports, "She's an amazing lawyer, very experienced and has been doing this for a long time."  In the New Jersey practice, a client says of managing shareholder Steven Pudell, "Steven is a wizard - his ability to really focus on the issue keeping parties from being able to resolve their differences is terrific. Some people can't see the forest for the trees, he does just that." Also in In New Jersey a client tells Chambers that “Robert Chesler is extremely knowledgeable in the area of insurance law, is very responsive and offers practical advice."

For more information, please see Anderson Kill 2021 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 and Los Angeles, CA.

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