Profile

“She probably saved my entire career. . . . [she] is one of the best professionals that I’ve ever met.”

For more than 20 years, Diana Shafter Gliedman, a senior shareholder with Anderson Kill's insurance recovery group, has represented policyholders in multi-party, multi-issue insurance coverage disputes with an emphasis on Comprehensive General Liability Insurance, Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, Property Insurance and Errors & Omissions/Professional Liability Insurance. With extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation, Diana prides herself on identifying potential coverage issues early and counseling clients to avoid pitfalls down the road in order to maximize insurance recovery as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

As co-chair of the firm's Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality Industry Practice Group, Diana frequently works with members of the retail and hospitality industries, providing representation and counsel to major retail chains, restaurants, hotels, resorts, theme parks and casinos with regards to insurance, indemnity other risk transfer issues.  Diana is the editor of Anderson Kill's Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality Alert newsletter and speaks frequently at industry conferences and events.

As chair of Anderson Kill’s Professional Liability Insurance Group, Diana represents lawyers and law firms, architectural and engineering firms, accountants and accounting firms, brokers, financial institutions and other professional entities seeking coverage under their Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions insurance policies. Working with Anderson Kill’s founding partner, Eugene Anderson, Diana helped secure a client victory in the oft-cited case of Rosenberg & Estis v. Chicago Insurance Company. Diana is a former co-chair of the Professional Liability Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation, and a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Professional Liability subcommittee.

Since 2017, Diana has been a fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, an organization composed of preeminent coverage counsel in the United States and Canada.  Diana has been recommended by The Legal 500 for Insurance - advice to policyholders, as well as by Super Lawyers for Insurance Coverage. In 2023, she was named a Business Insurance “Woman to Watch.”

Diana is highly committed to pro-bono work, most recently securing a victory for Tibetan independence activist Sherab Dorje in the Matter of the Application for Asylum of Sherab Dorje. She is also an active member of the Step Up Women's Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting and advancing women and girls through mentoring and enrichment programs. While attending the Fordham University School of Law, Diana was a member of the Fordham Law Women Executive Board and, as a member of the Fordham University School of Law Children's Disability And Special Education Clinic, represented children in need of special education services and SSI benefits. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.

 

Boards

Law360 - Hospitality Editorial Board, 2023-24; Insurance Editorial Advisory Board, 2021

Memberships

Professional Memberships
American Bar Association: Litigation Section: Co-chair, Professional Liability Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee

New York State Bar Association

Association Memberships
American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, Feool

Council on Litigation Management's Professional Liability Subcommittee

Step Up Women's Network

Speaking Engagements

Mediating a Third-Party Insurance Claim Where the Insured and the Insurer Are at Odds

NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section, Mediation and Insurance Dispute Committees / April 1, 2024

“2023 State of the Market: A Broker’s Perspective” – Anderson Kill’s 27th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference Webinar Series

Anderson Kill / November 9, 2023

No Reservation: How Insurance Companies & Policyholders Can Work Together to Successfully Mediate Complex Claims

ClaimsXchange 2023 Annual Conference / October 12, 2023

Do You Want to Get the Deal Done? Obstacles and Opportunities in Contract Negotiation

RIMS Canada Conference 2023 / September 14, 2023

Ten Tips for Getting Claims Paid (2015)- RIMS Virginia

RIMS Virginia Chapter / July 10, 2015

Insurance Law Basics

New York City Bar Association / May 14, 2015

Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery (2015)

Anderson Kill / April 23, 2015

Publications

Managing Ransomware Risks in the Restaurant, Retail and Hospitality Industries

Anderson Kill Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality Advisor / April 25, 2024

Who Gets Paid When the D&O Insurance Is Not Enough?

Risk Management Magazine / December 20, 2023

POTENTIAL EMPLOYER LIABILITY STEMMING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Risk Management Magazine (RMM) / November 26, 2021

WAS YOUR SHIPMENT STUCK IN THE SUEZ? YOUR INSURANCE POLICY MAY COVER THE LOSS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / May 17, 2021

COVID-19: KEEP CALM AND REVIEW YOUR INSURANCE

Hotels Magazine / March 9, 2020

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY POLICIES AND PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / October 22, 2019

HOW 9TH CIRC. APPROACHES ‘RELATED CLAIMS’ INSURANCE DISPUTES

Law360 / March 13, 2019

DO INSURANCE POLICIES COVER THE COST OF RESPONDING TO SUBPOENAS?

American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Practice Points / July 23, 2018

STAYING ALIVE WHEN YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY SEEKS A NO COVERAGE DECLARATION

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / June 13, 2018

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE EXCLUSIONS IN E&O INSURANCE POLICIES: WHAT DOES ‘KNOWLEDGE’ REALLY MEAN?

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / May 31, 2018

INSURANCE 101: THE RIGHT TO SETTLE: WHEN POLICYHOLDERS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES DISAGREE

Coverage Journal / December 1, 2017

WILL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY PUT UP THE SUPERSEDEAS BOND REQUIRED FOR YOUR APPEAL?

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / April 4, 2017

WILL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY PUT UP THE SUPERSEDEAS BOND REQUIRED FOR YOUR APPEAL?

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / April 4, 2017

THE RIGHT TO SETTLE – PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO CONTROL YOUR CASE

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel / September 1, 2016

INSURANCE 101: PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY POLICIES AND PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation / May 5, 2016

E&O GOES IN-HOUSE: EMPLOYED LAWYERS PROFESSIONAL (ELP) LIABILITY COVERAGE MAY HELP TO PROTECT CORPORATE COUNSEL

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel / October 29, 2015

ELP ON THE WAY: PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY COVERAGE FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / October 27, 2015

DON’T SETTLE AWAY YOUR LIABILITY INSURANCE

Focus (Industry News) / May 1, 2015

DON’T SETTLE AWAY YOUR LIABILITY INSURANCE

Focus (Industry News) / May 1, 2015

WHOSE CASE IS IT, ANYWAY?

Hospitality Alert / April 6, 2015

EMPLOYERS AND EBOLA: PRECAUTIONS, LIMITATIONS AND INSURANCE

New Jersey Law Journal, Employment & Immigration Law / December 8, 2014

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EBOLA OUTBREAK

Risk Management / December 4, 2014

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR POSSIBLE EBOLA CLAIMS INVOLVING HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES

Hospitality Alert / November 19, 2014

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR POSSIBLE EBOLA CLAIMS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / October 28, 2014

Long-Tail Claims and Insurance Archeology: Why You Need Historic Insurance and How to Reconstruct It

Enforce / August 8, 2014

MAXIMIZING COVERAGE FOR ADDITIONAL INSUREDS

Focus (Industry News) / November 6, 2013

ADDITIONAL ISSUES: MAXIMIZING COVERAGE FOR ADDITIONAL INSUREDS

Hospitality Alert / June 13, 2013

THE HIDDEN VALUE OF HISTORIC INSURANCE COVERAGE

Risk Management / June 6, 2013

ADDITIONAL ISSUES: MAXIMIZING COVERAGE FOR ADDITIONAL INSUREDS

Converge / June 13, 2012

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE: KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS AFLOAT WHILE YOU FIX WHAT’S BROKE

The Rooms Chronicle / April 3, 2012

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE: KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS AFLOAT WHILE YOU FIX WHAT’S BROKE

Focus (Industry News) / October 28, 2011

OMISSION IMPOSSIBLE?

The John Liner Review / May 18, 2011

WHAT DID YOU KNOW, WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT?

Law360 / January 7, 2011

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE ALLEGED SALE OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS

The John Liner Review / August 5, 2009

BRANDS AT RISK

Risk Management / May 5, 2009

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SWINE FLU CLAIMS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / May 4, 2009

THE CLAIM GAME

The John Liner Review / February 17, 2009

LATE DISCOVERY OF AN EMPLOYEE’S WRONGDOING — DOES IT EQUAL LATE NOTICE TO THE INSURER?

Corporate Counsel / June 18, 2008

LATE DISCOVERY OF AN EMPLOYEE’S WRONGDOING – DOES IT EQUAL LATE NOTICE TO THE INSURER?

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / April 18, 2008

HORNS OF A DEFENSE COUNSEL DILEMMA

The Corporate Counselor / January 31, 2008

ABSOLUTELY NOT – ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION SHOULDN’T APPLY TO GREENHOUSE GASES

riskVue / December 19, 2007

TAKING IT PERSONALLY: BOARD MEMBERS OF MUNICIPAL AGENCIES FACE PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Public Risk Management Association / January 1, 2006

News

Former Modell’s CEO Loses Insurance Row Over Officer Legal Costs

February 9, 2024

Biggest General Liability Rulings From 2023’s Second Half

January 1, 2024

Gliedman Named A 2023 “Women to Watch” Honoree by Business Insurance

October 6, 2023

Super Lawyers Recognizes 16 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2023

September 25, 2023

Reconstructing Lost Policies a Worthwhile Task, Experts Say

July 24, 2023

Businesses advised to review D&O, other policies for ESG risk

December 8, 2022

Super Lawyers Recognizes 14 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2022

October 21, 2022

The Legal 500 2022 Ranks Anderson Kill a Tier 1 Insurance Recovery Practice

June 8, 2022

NYSBA Elects Diana Shafter Gliedman as Co-Chair of the Newly Established Insurance Dispute Committee

June 3, 2021

Law360’s 2021 Insurance Editorial Advisory Board

April 5, 2021

Anderson Kill promotes 3 Insurance Attys to Shareholders

February 2, 2021

Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2020

October 21, 2020

The Legal 500 US Recognizes Nine Anderson Kill Insurance Recovery Attorneys

July 11, 2018

E&O suits flow in good times and bad: Panel Discussion at Anderson Kill’s 21st Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

November 10, 2017

Ill. Boosts Malpractice Coverage for Forthright Professionals

November 15, 2012

Early Input From Risk Managers is Essential in Merger Discussions

October 28, 2012

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Profile

“She probably saved my entire career. . . . [she] is one of the best professionals that I’ve ever met.”

For more than 20 years, Diana Shafter Gliedman, a senior shareholder with Anderson Kill's insurance recovery group, has represented policyholders in multi-party, multi-issue insurance coverage disputes with an emphasis on Comprehensive General Liability Insurance, Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, Property Insurance and Errors & Omissions/Professional Liability Insurance. With extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation, Diana prides herself on identifying potential coverage issues early and counseling clients to avoid pitfalls down the road in order to maximize insurance recovery as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

As co-chair of the firm's Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality Industry Practice Group, Diana frequently works with members of the retail and hospitality industries, providing representation and counsel to major retail chains, restaurants, hotels, resorts, theme parks and casinos with regards to insurance, indemnity other risk transfer issues.  Diana is the editor of Anderson Kill's Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality Alert newsletter and speaks frequently at industry conferences and events.

As chair of Anderson Kill’s Professional Liability Insurance Group, Diana represents lawyers and law firms, architectural and engineering firms, accountants and accounting firms, brokers, financial institutions and other professional entities seeking coverage under their Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions insurance policies. Working with Anderson Kill’s founding partner, Eugene Anderson, Diana helped secure a client victory in the oft-cited case of Rosenberg & Estis v. Chicago Insurance Company. Diana is a former co-chair of the Professional Liability Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation, and a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Professional Liability subcommittee.

Since 2017, Diana has been a fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, an organization composed of preeminent coverage counsel in the United States and Canada.  Diana has been recommended by The Legal 500 for Insurance - advice to policyholders, as well as by Super Lawyers for Insurance Coverage. In 2023, she was named a Business Insurance “Woman to Watch.”

Diana is highly committed to pro-bono work, most recently securing a victory for Tibetan independence activist Sherab Dorje in the Matter of the Application for Asylum of Sherab Dorje. She is also an active member of the Step Up Women's Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting and advancing women and girls through mentoring and enrichment programs. While attending the Fordham University School of Law, Diana was a member of the Fordham Law Women Executive Board and, as a member of the Fordham University School of Law Children's Disability And Special Education Clinic, represented children in need of special education services and SSI benefits. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.

 

Boards

Law360 - Hospitality Editorial Board, 2023-24; Insurance Editorial Advisory Board, 2021

Memberships

Professional Memberships
American Bar Association: Litigation Section: Co-chair, Professional Liability Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee

New York State Bar Association

Association Memberships
American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, Feool

Council on Litigation Management's Professional Liability Subcommittee

Step Up Women's Network

Speaking Engagements

Mediating a Third-Party Insurance Claim Where the Insured and the Insurer Are at Odds

NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section, Mediation and Insurance Dispute Committees / March 6, 2024

“2023 State of the Market: A Broker’s Perspective” – Anderson Kill’s 27th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference Webinar Series

Anderson Kill / October 16, 2023

No Reservation: How Insurance Companies & Policyholders Can Work Together to Successfully Mediate Complex Claims

ClaimsXchange 2023 Annual Conference / October 4, 2023

Do You Want to Get the Deal Done? Obstacles and Opportunities in Contract Negotiation

RIMS Canada Conference 2023 / September 14, 2023

Ten Tips for Getting Claims Paid (2015)- RIMS Virginia

RIMS Virginia Chapter / July 10, 2015

Insurance Law Basics

New York City Bar Association / May 14, 2015

Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery (2015)

Anderson Kill / April 23, 2015

Publications

Managing Ransomware Risks in the Restaurant, Retail and Hospitality Industries

Anderson Kill Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality Advisor / April 25, 2024

Who Gets Paid When the D&O Insurance Is Not Enough?

Risk Management Magazine / December 20, 2023

POTENTIAL EMPLOYER LIABILITY STEMMING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Risk Management Magazine (RMM) / November 26, 2021

WAS YOUR SHIPMENT STUCK IN THE SUEZ? YOUR INSURANCE POLICY MAY COVER THE LOSS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / May 17, 2021

COVID-19: KEEP CALM AND REVIEW YOUR INSURANCE

Hotels Magazine / March 9, 2020

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY POLICIES AND PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / October 22, 2019

HOW 9TH CIRC. APPROACHES ‘RELATED CLAIMS’ INSURANCE DISPUTES

Law360 / March 13, 2019

DO INSURANCE POLICIES COVER THE COST OF RESPONDING TO SUBPOENAS?

American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Practice Points / July 23, 2018

STAYING ALIVE WHEN YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY SEEKS A NO COVERAGE DECLARATION

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / June 13, 2018

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE EXCLUSIONS IN E&O INSURANCE POLICIES: WHAT DOES ‘KNOWLEDGE’ REALLY MEAN?

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / May 31, 2018

INSURANCE 101: THE RIGHT TO SETTLE: WHEN POLICYHOLDERS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES DISAGREE

Coverage Journal / December 1, 2017

WILL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY PUT UP THE SUPERSEDEAS BOND REQUIRED FOR YOUR APPEAL?

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / April 4, 2017

WILL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY PUT UP THE SUPERSEDEAS BOND REQUIRED FOR YOUR APPEAL?

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / April 4, 2017

THE RIGHT TO SETTLE – PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO CONTROL YOUR CASE

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel / September 1, 2016

INSURANCE 101: PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY POLICIES AND PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation / May 5, 2016

E&O GOES IN-HOUSE: EMPLOYED LAWYERS PROFESSIONAL (ELP) LIABILITY COVERAGE MAY HELP TO PROTECT CORPORATE COUNSEL

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel / October 29, 2015

ELP ON THE WAY: PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY COVERAGE FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / October 27, 2015

DON’T SETTLE AWAY YOUR LIABILITY INSURANCE

Focus (Industry News) / May 1, 2015

DON’T SETTLE AWAY YOUR LIABILITY INSURANCE

Focus (Industry News) / May 1, 2015

WHOSE CASE IS IT, ANYWAY?

Hospitality Alert / April 6, 2015

EMPLOYERS AND EBOLA: PRECAUTIONS, LIMITATIONS AND INSURANCE

New Jersey Law Journal, Employment & Immigration Law / December 8, 2014

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EBOLA OUTBREAK

Risk Management / December 4, 2014

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR POSSIBLE EBOLA CLAIMS INVOLVING HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES

Hospitality Alert / November 19, 2014

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR POSSIBLE EBOLA CLAIMS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / October 28, 2014

Long-Tail Claims and Insurance Archeology: Why You Need Historic Insurance and How to Reconstruct It

Enforce / August 8, 2014

MAXIMIZING COVERAGE FOR ADDITIONAL INSUREDS

Focus (Industry News) / November 6, 2013

ADDITIONAL ISSUES: MAXIMIZING COVERAGE FOR ADDITIONAL INSUREDS

Hospitality Alert / June 13, 2013

THE HIDDEN VALUE OF HISTORIC INSURANCE COVERAGE

Risk Management / June 6, 2013

ADDITIONAL ISSUES: MAXIMIZING COVERAGE FOR ADDITIONAL INSUREDS

Converge / June 13, 2012

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE: KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS AFLOAT WHILE YOU FIX WHAT’S BROKE

The Rooms Chronicle / April 3, 2012

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE: KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS AFLOAT WHILE YOU FIX WHAT’S BROKE

Focus (Industry News) / October 28, 2011

OMISSION IMPOSSIBLE?

The John Liner Review / May 18, 2011

WHAT DID YOU KNOW, WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT?

Law360 / January 7, 2011

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE ALLEGED SALE OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS

The John Liner Review / August 5, 2009

BRANDS AT RISK

Risk Management / May 5, 2009

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SWINE FLU CLAIMS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / May 4, 2009

THE CLAIM GAME

The John Liner Review / February 17, 2009

LATE DISCOVERY OF AN EMPLOYEE’S WRONGDOING — DOES IT EQUAL LATE NOTICE TO THE INSURER?

Corporate Counsel / June 18, 2008

LATE DISCOVERY OF AN EMPLOYEE’S WRONGDOING – DOES IT EQUAL LATE NOTICE TO THE INSURER?

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / April 18, 2008

HORNS OF A DEFENSE COUNSEL DILEMMA

The Corporate Counselor / January 31, 2008

ABSOLUTELY NOT – ABSOLUTE POLLUTION EXCLUSION SHOULDN’T APPLY TO GREENHOUSE GASES

riskVue / December 19, 2007

TAKING IT PERSONALLY: BOARD MEMBERS OF MUNICIPAL AGENCIES FACE PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Public Risk Management Association / January 1, 2006

News

Former Modell’s CEO Loses Insurance Row Over Officer Legal Costs

February 9, 2024

Biggest General Liability Rulings From 2023’s Second Half

January 1, 2024

Gliedman Named A 2023 “Women to Watch” Honoree by Business Insurance

October 6, 2023

Super Lawyers Recognizes 16 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2023

September 25, 2023

Reconstructing Lost Policies a Worthwhile Task, Experts Say

July 24, 2023

Businesses advised to review D&O, other policies for ESG risk

December 8, 2022

Super Lawyers Recognizes 14 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2022

October 21, 2022

The Legal 500 2022 Ranks Anderson Kill a Tier 1 Insurance Recovery Practice

June 8, 2022

NYSBA Elects Diana Shafter Gliedman as Co-Chair of the Newly Established Insurance Dispute Committee

June 3, 2021

Law360’s 2021 Insurance Editorial Advisory Board

April 5, 2021

Anderson Kill promotes 3 Insurance Attys to Shareholders

February 2, 2021

Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2020

October 21, 2020

The Legal 500 US Recognizes Nine Anderson Kill Insurance Recovery Attorneys

July 11, 2018

E&O suits flow in good times and bad: Panel Discussion at Anderson Kill’s 21st Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

November 10, 2017

Ill. Boosts Malpractice Coverage for Forthright Professionals

November 15, 2012

Early Input From Risk Managers is Essential in Merger Discussions

October 28, 2012

Awards & Honors
  • Business Insurance: 2023 Women to Watch Honoree
  • Super Lawyers: 2019-2024
  • The Legal 500 United States: 2023, 2022, 2018
  • The Legal 500 United States: 2022
  • The Legal 500 United States: 2018
Education
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (Order of the Coif)
  • University of Rochester, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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