Chambers USA Recognizes Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Group for Ninth Year Running

  • June 4, 2015

Anderson Kill has been named one of the nation’s top law firms for insurance dispute resolution for the ninth consecutive year by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm’s New York office was also recognized for insurance dispute resolution, and its New Jersey office for insurance litigation.

Among Anderson Kill clients who spoke to Chambers as part of the assessment, one said that within the insurance recovery space, Anderson Kill is "historically a top firm and it remains so." Another noted, "They have negotiated unique legal issues and can research and theorize cases as well as lead trial matters. I have sat through both arbitrations and trials with them and have been very impressed."

Chambers also recognized the following attorneys in Anderson Kill's insurance recovery practice 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)

Robert D. Chesler - Litigation: Insurance (New Jersey)

Steven Pudell – Litigation: Insurance (New Jersey)

Of Anderson Kill's nationally-recognized insurance recovery group co-chairs, Chambers noted the following:

Robert Horkovich is a deeply respected policyholder attorney with experience in some of the market's most prominent cases. Clients describe him as "a true believer in the rights of corporate policyholders who has made it his life's mission to protect those interests." He is known among commentators to be "very passionate, focused and persuasive in his arguments." Another source reports that "his demeanor and skills are as impressive as his results. I get calls from sitting judges complimenting his conscientiousness and the clarity of his reasoning and arguments."

William Passannante has "extensive knowledge about insurance coverage in all lines of business," according to his clients. Particular strengths include D&O, E&O, asbestos and environmental coverage. One client described him as "knowledgeable, responsive and everything you want in an outside counsel."

And of executive committee member Finley Harckham, Chambers notes that commentators are "very impressed with his insight, ability to explain and effectiveness."

In the New Jersey office, clients say Robert Chesler “does a great job. He has great skills and the correct gravitas to get things done” and client’s appreciate that Steve Pudell “is one of those people that is a one-stop shop. There is nothing that he can’t do.”

For more information:  Anderson Kill 2015 Chambers rankings

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About Chambers & Partners

The Chambers USA research team speaks to a wide range of lawyers and their clients, the latter of which are generally major commercial users of legal services. Greater weighting is given to the views of the clients. All interviews are conducted purely for research purposes and are entirely confidential and unattributed. A team of more than 50 full-time researchers conducts thousands of interviews every year, and unlike its competitors, Chambers USA researches, compiles and launches completely new editions on an annual basis. The rankings and editorial comment about attorneys are independent and objective and are referred to extensively by General Counsel and other purchasers of legal services when choosing their lawyers.

About Anderson Kill

Anderson Kill practices law in the areas of Insurance Recovery, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Estate, Trusts and Tax Services, Corporate and Securities, Antitrust, Banking and Lending, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Real Estate and Construction, Foreign Investment Recovery, Public Law, Government Affairs, Employment and Labor Law, Captive Insurance, Intellectual Property, Corporate Tax, Hospitality and Health Reform. Recognized nationwide by Chambers USA for Client Service and Commercial Awareness, and best-known for its work in insurance recovery, the firm represents policyholders only in insurance coverage disputes - with no ties to insurance companies and has no conflicts of interest. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofits as well as personal estates. Based in New York City, the firm also has offices in Ventura, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Washington, DC and Newark, NJ.

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