- Insurance Recovery Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.

Robert D. Chesler

Shareholder
Newark

Robert D. Chesler is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's Newark office. Bob represents policyholders in a broad variety of coverage claims against their insurers and advises companies with respect to their insurance programs.  Bob is also a member of Anderson Kill's Cyber Insurance Recovery group.

A leading participant in the birth of modern insurance law in the early 1980s, Bob has earned the reputation as "The Insurance Guru" for exceptional insurance coverage knowledge, and has emerged as a leader in such new areas of insurance coverage as cyber-insurance, D&O, IP, and privacy insurance.

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Professional Memberships

Chair, Intellectual Property Insurance Sub-Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Bar Association; Insurance Subcommittee of Litigation Section; TIPS; Essex County Bar Association: Insurance Committee; and the New Jersey State Bar Association; Insurance Section; Co-Chair, Food & Beverage Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee; Society of Environmental Insurance Professionals; Vice-Chair, Professional Liability Insurance General Committee (2017-18).

Association Memberships

Founding Member, American College of Coverage and Extra-Contractual Counsel

  • Seeking insurance coverage under the policy's coverage for invasion of the right of private occupancy. A builder's subcontractor made a mistake, and the condo units were too noisy. The builder had to move out the condo owners to effect repairs.
  • Obtained coverage for a client that had conducted sand-blasting of containers on its property, resulting in paint flecks that contained lead that allegedly caused groundwater contamination.
  • Represented a national retailer that was sued pursuant to a California statute that made it illegal to ask a customer who was paying by credit card for personal information. Successfully obtained coverage under the client's cyber insurance policy.
  • Counseling a hotel company that had a major data breach on insurance coverage.
  • Pursuing insurance coverage in the case of the President of a company that stuffed ATMs with cash and stole over $50,000,000 from his company.
  • Negotiated insurance coverage for an electric company whose customers have sued it in several class actions, asserting that they were overcharged.
  • Analyzed and pursued coverage for companies with thousands of asbestos and silica claims filed against them.
  • Advised clients on insurance in mergers and acquisitions, and advised companies on their insurance programs.
Bob has represented General Electric, Ingersoll-Rand, Westinghouse, Schering, Chrysler, Unilever, gas stations and dry cleaners.
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Courts Reaffirm Pro Policyholder Insurance Principles in 2019
New Jersey Law Journal | January 27, 2020
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War Breaks Out Over Insurance Coverage for Sex Abuse Claims
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | September 03, 2019
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Recent Developments in Bad Faith Claims
Risk Management Magazine | February 04, 2019
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Insurance Companies Behaving Badly
New Jersey Alert | December 07, 2018
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Preserving Your Additional Insured Status
New Jersey Alert | October 31, 2018
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Battle Lines Drawn Over Coverage For Opioid Litigation
Corporate Counsel Business Journal | July 06, 2018
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Insurance Broker Liability: A Tale of Two States
The New York Law Journal | April 05, 2018
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Key insurance coverage decisions of 2017
Thomson Reuters | March 30, 2018
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Will Directors and Officers Have Insurance Coverage for Opioid Claims?
Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report | February 23, 2018
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Insurance Coverage for Opioid Litigation
New Jersey Law Journal | November 06, 2017
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Is Your Status as an Additional Insured ... Secured?
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | October 31, 2017
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Insurance Disputes Over Cyber Claims: Current and Future Flashpoints
The Computer & Internet Lawyer | October 12, 2017
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Six Insurance Coverage Lessons from 2016
Association of Corporate Counsel, New Jersey Chapter, Focus magazine | August 15, 2017
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Chipping Away at the Insurance Bedrock
New Jersey Law Journal | August 14, 2017
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Resurgence of the Retro Premium
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation | May 02, 2017
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Six Insurance Coverage Lessons From 2016
Westlaw Journal Insurance Coverage | February 17, 2017
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Data breaches in 2017: No relief in sight
National Underwriter | February 04, 2017
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Six Insurance Coverage Lessons from 2016
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | February 03, 2017
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Insurance Disputes Over Cyber Claims Current and Future Flashpoints
New Jersey Lawyer magazine | December 01, 2016
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Major Developments in 2016 to NJ Insurance Coverage Law
New Jersey Law Journal | November 28, 2016
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Supreme Court Affirms Coverage for Construction Defects
New Jersey State Bar Association, Construction Law Section | September 01, 2016
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New World of Cyber Insurance Is Starting to Mature
New Jersey Law Journal | August 29, 2016
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Ward Sand is Sandbagged
New Jersey Law Journal | May 19, 2016
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Bringing Home the Bacon: Emerging Issues in Food Contamination Law
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel | April 01, 2016
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Cyber Insurance Litigation: Is It a Ripple Or a Tidal Wave?
New York Law Journal | February 22, 2016
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Insurance Coverage for Subcontractors' Faulty Work
Construction Executive | October 27, 2015
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Superstorm Sandy Insurance Cases Finally Moving to Judgment
New Jersey Law Journal | August 25, 2015
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Cyber Insurance Coverage: The Next Wave?
New Jersey Alert | March 09, 2015
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9 Key NY Insurance Cases of 2014
Law360 | January 15, 2015
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New Decisions Affect Contribution and Allocation in N.J.
New Jersey Law Journal | December 11, 2013
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No Use Denying over Spilled Milk
Food Manufacturing Magazine | March 05, 2013
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Year-End Review of New Jersey Insurance Case Law
New Jersey Alert | January 07, 2013
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New Developments in Insurance Coverage Law

Anderson Kill

October 22, 2020  |  New York, NY
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10 Cases in 45 Minutes

American College of Coverage Counsel

September 10, 2020  |  Chicago, IL
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10 Recent Insurance Decisions You May Have Overlooked

MyLawCLE and Federal Bar Association

August 13, 2020  |  Newark, NJ
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Policy Holder Claims for COVID-19 Business Interruption Webinar

The Rossdale Group

June 10, 2020  |  Newark, NJ
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Perspectives on COVID-19 Insurance Coverage: A Point - Counterpoint Debate

Bressler Amery & Ross and Anderson Kill

June 09, 2020  |  Newark, NJ
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Winning COVID-19 Insurance Cases

MyLawCLE and Federal Bar Association

May 27, 2020  |  Newark, NJ
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Coronavirus and Business Interruption Webinar

New Jersey State Bar Association Webinar

April 02, 2020  |  Newark, NJ
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Insurance Broker Liability - A Webinar

NJICLE Webinar

October 22, 2019  |  Newark, NJ
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The CGL Policy and Coverage - What You Need to Know

National Business Institute

May 14, 2019  |  Newark, NJ
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10 Cases in 45 Minutes 2019

American College of Coverage Counsel's 7th Annual Meeting

May 10, 2019  |  Chicago, IL
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12 Insurance Developments in 2017-2018 that Every In-House Counsel Needs to Know

NJ Association of Corporate Counsel's 16th All-Day CLE Conference

September 21, 2018  |  Whippany, NJ
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Fifteen Cases in 45 Minutes

American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel

May 17, 2018  |  Chicago, IL
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Top Ten Insurance Tips for a Corporate Law Department

ACC New Jersey Annual Conference

September 15, 2017  |  Whippany, NJ
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The Impact of Restatements: Summarizing the Law or a Thumb on the Scale

Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues: Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University

May 23, 2017  |  Arlington, VA
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Secrets of Litigating Insurance Coverage Cases - A Webinar

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

April 03, 2017  |  Newark, NJ
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2016 Cyber Security Conference

NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education

December 12, 2016  |  E. Fairfield, NJ
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2016 Cyber Security Conference: Insurance - Protecting Against The Risk

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

June 14, 2016  |  New Brunswick, NJ
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Advanced Cybersecurity (Philadelphia)

Pennsylvania Bar Institute

June 01, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA
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Insurance Broker Liability - A Webinar

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

February 25, 2016  |  NJ, Newark
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Emerging Issues in Food Industry Liabilities & Insurance Coverage

New Jersey State Bar Association

February 18, 2016  |  New Brunswick, NJ
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Using Product Contamination Insurance to Protect Your Food Business

The Food Institute

December 01, 2015  |  Newark, NJ
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Environmental Insurance Today: Getting the Most Out of Your Environmental Coverage

Anderson Kill's 19th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'; Industry Breakout Session: Important Issues Affecting Key Industries

October 29, 2015  |  New York, NY
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Cypress Point Condo Assoc., Inc. v. Adria Towers, LLC

New Jersey State Bar Association

October 14, 2015  |  New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Can Cyber Insurance Stand in the (Data) Breach? How to Maximize Coverage in a Buyer's Market

Anderson Kill's NJ Cyber Insurance Recovery Breakfast Seminar

September 30, 2015  |  Iselin, NJ
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What A Difference a Year Makes: 2014 & 2015 Coverage

American College of Coverage & Extracontractual Counsel

May 21, 2015  |  Chicago, IL
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Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery

Anderson Kill's 3rd Annual New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'

April 23, 2015  |  Iselin, NJ
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Cyber Security Development You Need to Know

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

January 28, 2015  |  Newark, NJ
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The Top 10 Case Law Developments Every Insurance Law Practitioner Should Know: 2014 Update - A Webinar

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

November 13, 2014  |  Newark, NJ
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Broker Liability

HarrisMartin Superstorm Sandy Insurance Litigation Conference

May 09, 2014  |  New York, NY
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Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery

Anderson Kill 2nd Annual New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference

April 24, 2014  |  Iselin, NJ
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Navigating Insurer Affirmative Defenses Against Policyholders in Bad Faith Litigation

Strafford Publications Insurer Bad Faith Set-Up Defense and "Reversal Bad Faith" Claims: Insurer vs. Policyholder Perspectives Webinar

January 29, 2014  |  Newark, NJ
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Emerging Issues In Food Industry Liabilities & Insurance Coverage

NJICLE Seminar

December 04, 2013  |  New Brunswick, NJ
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Insurance Implications of Data Security

Anderson Kill's 17th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 17, 2013  |  New York, NY
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Emerging Issues: Cyber Risk/Computer Related Losses

American Bar Association Property and Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring Meeting - Exclusions and Extensions of Coverage Under the All-Risk Property Policy

May 17, 2013  |  Palm Beach Gardens , FL
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What Every In-House Counsel Needs to Know About Data Security

Delaware Valley Association of Corporate Counsel Seminar

April 23, 2013  |  Philadelphia, PA
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Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery

AKO's New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference

April 18, 2013  |  Iselin, NJ
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Defining and Delivering Greater Value to Corporate Clients

Association of Corporate Counsel Value Challenge Program

March 21, 2013  |  Seattle, WA
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Mastering Data Breach, ID Theft & Privacy Laws

New Jersey State Bar Association CLE Seminar

March 07, 2013  |  New Brunswick, NJ
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New York/New Jersey Floods/Storm Protection Project

New Jersey Institute of Technology Seminar in Environmental Problem Solving

March 05, 2013  |  Newark, NJ
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Emerging Environmental Insurance Products and Issues as Well as Methods to Avoid Expensive Litigation

Pace University School of Law, Center for Continuing Legal Education

February 22, 2013  |  White Plains, NY
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Rebuilding New Jersey: Insurance Issues and Superstorm Sandy

NJICLE Seminar

February 21, 2013  |  New Brunswick, NJ
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An Overview of Insurance Considerations Created by Hurricane Sandy: Important Information for Lawyers and Their Clients

Essex County Bar Foundation

December 17, 2012  |  West Orange , NJ
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Food Adulteration: Is It Preventable?

FX Conference Live Event

November 29, 2012  |  Newark, NJ
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Important Issues Affecting Environmental Insurance Today

Anderson Kill's 16th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 25, 2012  |  New York, NY
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2016
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Jun
2013
Brokers Facing Sandy Lawsuits
Risk & Insurance
15
Feb
2012
Insurance policy options for food and beverage manufacturers who may require more protection under the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act
Controlling Engineering
10
Jan
2012
How the new Food Safety and Modernization Act will increase the demand and cost for product recall insurance
Risk & Insurance
01
Jun
2011
Changes in general liability insurance policies brought on by increased risks in the age of social media
Risk & Insurance
21
Jul
2010
Lawyers' and law firms' need for cyber insurance policies, which provides coverage for intangibles such as identity theft and IP infringement--claims that general policies do not cover
Lawyers USA
21
Jan
2009
Does a Subpoena Constitute a Claim for Purposes of D&O Insurance Coverage
The D&O Diary
21
Apr
2008
The growth of cyber insurance, a new form of coverage for intangible Internet-based property loss
Lawyers USA
27
Jun
2005
The Chubb Federal Insurance case against Skyy Spirits and its effect on business owners' perception on the value of liability coverage
NJBiz

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, J.D. (cum laude)

Princeton University, Ph.D.

Princeton University, M.A.

Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, B.A. (summa cum laude)

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey