Profile

John Lacey is an attorney in Anderson Kill’s Newark office and a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Corporate & Commercial Practice groups. As a member of Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Group, John counsels individual and corporate policyholders on a wide variety of coverage disputes, including matters that involve first-party property damage, business interruption losses, trade credit losses, the rights of loss payees and additional insureds, cyber-crimes, criminal acts, professional liability, directors and officers liability, intellectual property, environmental liability, and general liability – namely, disputes involving alleged abuse, emotional distress, and other personal injuries. John routinely represents individual and corporate policyholders in state and federal courts across the country.

In 2024, John was named to Best Lawyers' Ones to Watch list.

As a member of Anderson Kill’s Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group, John also represents individuals and businesses in commercial contract disputes, shareholder disputes, broker malpractice litigation, employment disputes, and disputes involving product liability.

Before, during, and after law school, John served as a deputy clerk in the Clerk’s Office of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. While in law school, John also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James B. Clark, III, U.S.M.J., in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

After graduating from Seton Hall Law School, John served as a law clerk for the Honorable Owen C. McCarthy, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County. There, John prepared weekly memoranda in conjunction with the Court’s bi-weekly motion calendar, made recommendations to His Honor, and served as a court-appointed mediator in small claims court.

Prior to joining Anderson Kill, John was an associate in a New Jersey law firm, where he regularly represented public entities, made court appearances, and served as a Municipal Public Defender.

John is currently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association. He often writes and speaks about insurance coverage and employment-related issues.

Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Insurance Coverage for Sexual Abuse and Harassment Claims

Anderson Kill / June 27, 2024

Helping Victims of Sex Abuse: 2024 Update – Trial and Insurance Concerns in the Civil Sex Abuse Case

New Jersey State Bar Association / April 24, 2024

10 Recent Insurance Decisions You May Have Overlooked

MyLawCLE and Federal Bar Association / August 13, 2020

Publications

Finding Old Insurance Policies to Cover Sex Abuse Liability

Policyholder Alert / March 22, 2024

CLAIMS BROUGHT UNDER THE NEW JERSEY CHILD SEX ABUSE ACT ARE COVERED UNDER HISTORIC GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

New Jersey Alert / August 10, 2023

SUPREME COURT AND NEW YORK COURT REJECT COVID-19 VACCINATION AND MASK REQUIREMENTS: WHAT’S NEXT?

Anderson Kill Employment Law Insider Alert / February 11, 2022

NEW JERSEY STATE COURT ALLOWS CASINO TO PROCEED WITH ITS COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION CLAIMS

Anderson Kill New Jersey Alert / January 5, 2022

IN STUNNING REVERSAL, MANY MORE EMPLOYERS NOW REQUIRE THE VACCINE

Anderson Kill / September 22, 2021

(CCBJ) NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN EMERGING COVERAGE DISPUTES

Corporate Counsel Business Journal (CCBJ) / April 1, 2021

INDIANA SUPREME COURT FINDS POTENTIAL FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR RANSOMWARE ATTACK

Cyber Insurance Alert / March 24, 2021

RETALIATION CLAIMS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19: EMPLOYERS BEWARE (REPUBLISHED)

Society of Financial Service Professional (FSP) / February 1, 2021

THE COVID19 VACCINE CAN AN EMPLOYER REQUIRE ITS EMPLOYEES TO GET IT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 8, 2021

(ADVISEN) YEAR IN REVIEW: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN EMERGING COVERAGE DISPUTES

Advisen Front Page News / January 7, 2021

YEAR IN REVIEW: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN EMERGING COVERAGE DISPUTES

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / January 4, 2021

RETALIATION CLAIMS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19: EMPLOYERS BEWARE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 10, 2020

THE COVID-19 CONUNDRUM: PARENTS’ RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WHEN CHILDREN ‘RETURN’ TO SCHOOL

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 9, 2020

TWO KEY SUPREME COURT RELIGION DECISIONS COURT CLARIFIES SCOPE OF MINISTERIAL EXCEPTION AND RULES THAT EMPLOYERS CAN EXCLUDE BIRTH CONTROL FROM THEIR HEALTH PLANS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 15, 2020

6 RECENT INSURANCE DECISIONS YOU MAY HAVE OVERLOOKED

Law 360 / July 14, 2020

MICHIGAN COURT ISSUES FIRST INSURANCE COVERAGE DECISION REGARDING COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION

New Jersey Alert / July 10, 2020

SUPREME COURT ISSUES HISTORIC DECISION OUTLAWING WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND TRANSGENDER STATUS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 15, 2020

MAXIMIZING COVERAGE AMID THE BIOMETRIC LIABILITY WAVE

American Bar Association (ABA) / June 2, 2020

NJ LAW FAVORS INSUREDS IN COVID-19 BIZ INTERRUPTION SUITS

Law 360 / May 20, 2020

10 CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS RETURNING EMPLOYEES TO THE WORKPLACE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 19, 2020

DOES NEW JERSEY’S EFFICIENT PROXIMATE CAUSE DOCTRINE OVERCOME THE VIRUS EXCLUSION?

New Jersey Alert / May 12, 2020

COVID-19 MORE OF WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 17, 2020

COVID-19: WHAT ALL EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 20, 2020

NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE CONSIDERS PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION BILL

New Jersey Alert / January 22, 2019

News

Third Circuit Tosses Insurer Win in Nursing Home Coverage Row

December 27, 2023

Ten Anderson Kill Attorneys Honored in The Best Lawyers in America 2024

August 17, 2023

Health Care Co. Seeks Full Coverage For COVID Claims

October 11, 2022

Cincinnati Prevails In Pa. Athletic Club’s Virus Coverage Suit

March 24, 2022

Boardwalk Tells NJ Court Loss of Functionality is Covered

February 11, 2022

PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP SPOTLIGHTS ANDERSON KILL’S ROBERT M. CHESLER AND JOHN P. LACEY

June 10, 2020

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John P. Lacey Jr.

Attorney , Newark

Profile

John Lacey is an attorney in Anderson Kill’s Newark office and a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Corporate & Commercial Practice groups. As a member of Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Group, John counsels individual and corporate policyholders on a wide variety of coverage disputes, including matters that involve first-party property damage, business interruption losses, trade credit losses, the rights of loss payees and additional insureds, cyber-crimes, criminal acts, professional liability, directors and officers liability, intellectual property, environmental liability, and general liability – namely, disputes involving alleged abuse, emotional distress, and other personal injuries. John routinely represents individual and corporate policyholders in state and federal courts across the country.

In 2024, John was named to Best Lawyers' Ones to Watch list.

As a member of Anderson Kill’s Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group, John also represents individuals and businesses in commercial contract disputes, shareholder disputes, broker malpractice litigation, employment disputes, and disputes involving product liability.

Before, during, and after law school, John served as a deputy clerk in the Clerk’s Office of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. While in law school, John also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James B. Clark, III, U.S.M.J., in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

After graduating from Seton Hall Law School, John served as a law clerk for the Honorable Owen C. McCarthy, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County. There, John prepared weekly memoranda in conjunction with the Court’s bi-weekly motion calendar, made recommendations to His Honor, and served as a court-appointed mediator in small claims court.

Prior to joining Anderson Kill, John was an associate in a New Jersey law firm, where he regularly represented public entities, made court appearances, and served as a Municipal Public Defender.

John is currently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association. He often writes and speaks about insurance coverage and employment-related issues.

Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Insurance Coverage for Sexual Abuse and Harassment Claims

Anderson Kill / June 6, 2024

Helping Victims of Sex Abuse: 2024 Update – Trial and Insurance Concerns in the Civil Sex Abuse Case

New Jersey State Bar Association / March 19, 2024

10 Recent Insurance Decisions You May Have Overlooked

MyLawCLE and Federal Bar Association / August 13, 2020

Publications

Finding Old Insurance Policies to Cover Sex Abuse Liability

Policyholder Alert / March 22, 2024

CLAIMS BROUGHT UNDER THE NEW JERSEY CHILD SEX ABUSE ACT ARE COVERED UNDER HISTORIC GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

New Jersey Alert / August 10, 2023

SUPREME COURT AND NEW YORK COURT REJECT COVID-19 VACCINATION AND MASK REQUIREMENTS: WHAT’S NEXT?

Anderson Kill Employment Law Insider Alert / February 11, 2022

NEW JERSEY STATE COURT ALLOWS CASINO TO PROCEED WITH ITS COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION CLAIMS

Anderson Kill New Jersey Alert / January 5, 2022

IN STUNNING REVERSAL, MANY MORE EMPLOYERS NOW REQUIRE THE VACCINE

Anderson Kill / September 22, 2021

(CCBJ) NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN EMERGING COVERAGE DISPUTES

Corporate Counsel Business Journal (CCBJ) / April 1, 2021

INDIANA SUPREME COURT FINDS POTENTIAL FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR RANSOMWARE ATTACK

Cyber Insurance Alert / March 24, 2021

RETALIATION CLAIMS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19: EMPLOYERS BEWARE (REPUBLISHED)

Society of Financial Service Professional (FSP) / February 1, 2021

THE COVID19 VACCINE CAN AN EMPLOYER REQUIRE ITS EMPLOYEES TO GET IT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 8, 2021

(ADVISEN) YEAR IN REVIEW: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN EMERGING COVERAGE DISPUTES

Advisen Front Page News / January 7, 2021

YEAR IN REVIEW: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN EMERGING COVERAGE DISPUTES

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / January 4, 2021

RETALIATION CLAIMS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19: EMPLOYERS BEWARE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 10, 2020

THE COVID-19 CONUNDRUM: PARENTS’ RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WHEN CHILDREN ‘RETURN’ TO SCHOOL

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 9, 2020

TWO KEY SUPREME COURT RELIGION DECISIONS COURT CLARIFIES SCOPE OF MINISTERIAL EXCEPTION AND RULES THAT EMPLOYERS CAN EXCLUDE BIRTH CONTROL FROM THEIR HEALTH PLANS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 15, 2020

6 RECENT INSURANCE DECISIONS YOU MAY HAVE OVERLOOKED

Law 360 / July 14, 2020

MICHIGAN COURT ISSUES FIRST INSURANCE COVERAGE DECISION REGARDING COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION

New Jersey Alert / July 10, 2020

SUPREME COURT ISSUES HISTORIC DECISION OUTLAWING WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND TRANSGENDER STATUS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 15, 2020

MAXIMIZING COVERAGE AMID THE BIOMETRIC LIABILITY WAVE

American Bar Association (ABA) / June 2, 2020

NJ LAW FAVORS INSUREDS IN COVID-19 BIZ INTERRUPTION SUITS

Law 360 / May 20, 2020

10 CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS RETURNING EMPLOYEES TO THE WORKPLACE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 19, 2020

DOES NEW JERSEY’S EFFICIENT PROXIMATE CAUSE DOCTRINE OVERCOME THE VIRUS EXCLUSION?

New Jersey Alert / May 12, 2020

COVID-19 MORE OF WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 17, 2020

COVID-19: WHAT ALL EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 20, 2020

NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE CONSIDERS PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION BILL

New Jersey Alert / January 22, 2019

News

Third Circuit Tosses Insurer Win in Nursing Home Coverage Row

December 27, 2023

Ten Anderson Kill Attorneys Honored in The Best Lawyers in America 2024

August 17, 2023

Health Care Co. Seeks Full Coverage For COVID Claims

October 11, 2022

Cincinnati Prevails In Pa. Athletic Club’s Virus Coverage Suit

March 24, 2022

Boardwalk Tells NJ Court Loss of Functionality is Covered

February 11, 2022

PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP SPOTLIGHTS ANDERSON KILL’S ROBERT M. CHESLER AND JOHN P. LACEY

June 10, 2020

Awards & Honors
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2024
Education
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • Marist College, B.A. (Lorenzo De’ Medici Institute, Florence Italy)
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

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