Profile

A leading participant in the birth of modern insurance law in the early 1980s, Robert D. Chesler has earned the reputation as "The Insurance Guru" for exceptional insurance coverage knowledge. His leadership extends to such new areas of insurance coverage as cyber-insurance, D&O, IP, and privacy insurance.

A shareholder in Anderson Kill's Newark office, Bob has served as the attorney of record in more than 30 reported insurance decisions, representing clients including General Electric, Ingersoll-Rand, Westinghouse, Schering, Chrysler and Unilever, as well as many small businesses including gas stations and dry cleaners. He has received numerous professional accolades, including a top-tier ranking for Insurance Litigation: New Jersey in Chambers USA: American's Leading Lawyers for Business, which dubs him a "dominant force in coverage disputes" and cites a client who calls him "a dean of the insurance Bar; one of the brightest in writing about and analyzing insurance coverage."

He is also listed in The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in AmericaSuper Lawyers and Who's Who Legal in the Insurance and Reinsurance section of the publication.

Bob represents policyholders in a broad variety of coverage claims against their insurers and advises companies with respect to their insurance programs. Bob is a relentless advocate for his clients in their efforts to obtain coverage from their insurance companies. He has strength in creatively analyzing complex insurance coverage disputes and rapidly driving towards resolution. He has spent his entire career obtaining settlements from insurance companies. He can speak "insurancese" as well as the insurers, and knows how to approach insurance companies, when to talk to them and when to litigate. His depth of experience enables him to distinguish a bad insurance claim from a good one and to understand and implement best strategies for obtaining money for his clients quickly and cost-effectively.

Bob taught Legal Methods at Harvard University and history at the State University of New York at Purchase. He taught insurance law at Rutgers Law School for 10 years. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University and maintains a scholarly interest in insurance. He is co-author of the seminal article Patterns of Judicial Interpretation of Insurance Coverage for Hazardous Waste Site Liability, 18 Rutgers L.J. 9 (1986), which has been cited by numerous courts, including seven state supreme courts and the Second Circuit, along with dozens of other articles on insurance issues. He is co-author of Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property and Cyber Insurance Claims, published by Thomas West, and is former co-editor in chief of the Environmental Claims Journal.  Bob is also co-editor of Coverage, the ABA Insurance Journal.  He has chaired seminars on the new cyber-policies and food insurance issues for the ABA and NJSBA, and was Chair of the Insurance Sub-Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Bob is also a member of Anderson Kill's Cyber Insurance Recovery group.

Memberships

Professional Memberships
American Intellectual Property Law Association: Chair, Intellectual Property Insurance Sub-Committee

American Bar Association
- Litigation Section, Insurance Subcommittee
- Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Food & Beverage Subcommittee: Co-Chair

TIPS

Essex County Bar Association: Insurance Committee

New Jersey State Bar Association, Insurance Section

Society of Environmental Insurance Professionals: Vice-Chair, Professional Liability Insurance General Committee (2017-18).

Association Memberships
American College of Coverage and Extra-Contractual Counsel: Founding Member

Experience

  • 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.

Speaking Engagements

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

HELPING VICTIMS OF SEX ABUSE: TRIAL AND INSURANCE CONCERNS IN THE CIVIL SEX ABUSE CASE

NJICLE / August 23, 2022

Floods, Fires, Hurricanes: Emerging Issues in Climate Change Insurance Coverage

American College of Coverage Counsel / May 13, 2022

Six Cases in 45 Minutes

American College of Coverage Counsel / September 23, 2021

PFAS Liability and Insurance Costs

American Public Power Association / August 10, 2021

Insurance Issues Arising From the New Wave of Privacy and Biometric Litigation

RIMS Annual 2021 Conference / April 27, 2021

“Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery” – Anderson Kill’s 9th Annual New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference

Anderson Kill / April 22, 2021

New Developments in Environmental and Asbestos Insurance Coverage

Anderson Kill / February 11, 2021

“Update on Cyber Coverage and Claims” – Anderson Kill’s 24th Annual Policyholder Advisor Webinar Series

Anderson Kill / November 19, 2020

Emerging Issues in Food Industry Liabilities & Insurance Coverage (2016)

New Jersey State Bar Association / February 18, 2016

Using Product Contamination Insurance to Protect Your Food Business

The Food Institute / December 1, 2015

Cypress Point Condo Assoc., Inc. v. Adria Towers, LLC

New Jersey State Bar Association / October 14, 2015

Insurance Broker Liability To Policyholders For Denied Claims: Emerging Issues and Legal Implications

National Constitution Center / July 9, 2015

What A Difference a Year Makes: 2014 & 2015 Coverage

American College of Coverage & Extracontractual Counsel / May 21, 2015

Insurance Broker Liability to Policyholders for Denied Claims: Latest Case Law Developments

Strafford / May 13, 2015

Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery (2015)

Anderson Kill / April 23, 2015

Cyber Security Development You Need to Know

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education / January 28, 2015

Publications

Insurance Coverage Exists for the Forever Chemical In New Jersey

New Jersey Alert / June 14, 2024

The Use and Abuse of the Pollution Exclusion

Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation / April 23, 2024

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

New Jersey Federal Courts Estop Insurance Companies From Denying Coverage

Anderson Kill New Jersey Alert / April 4, 2023

HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES DEFRAUD THEIR POLICYHOLDERS : WHAT COURTS AND LEGISLATORS SHOULD DO ABOUT IT

Journal on Emerging Issues in Litigation / March 15, 2023

RECENT NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT DECISION CONSTRICTS AN INSURANCE COMPANY’S DUTY TO DEFEND

New Jersey Alert / October 28, 2022

INSURANCE COMPANIES PUSH THE POLLUTION EXCLUSION ENVELOPE. COURTS TEAR IT OPEN

Climate change & disaster recovery alert / October 25, 2022

AFTER THE FLOOD: TEXAS APPEALS COURT LIMITS A SUBLIMIT’S REACH

Climate change & disaster recovery alert / October 25, 2022

THE ESG POLICE HAVE ARRIVED. IS YOUR INSURANCE READY?

Climate change & disaster recovery alert / June 1, 2022

CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RECOVERY UPDATE

Climate change & disaster recovery alert / April 27, 2022

D&O COVERAGE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE-ESG-RELATED LIABILITIES

Anderson Kill Policyholder Advisor / April 7, 2022

CLIMATE CHANGE, ESG, AND D&O INSURANCE: COLLISION OR COOPERATION?

Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation / February 25, 2022

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

Anderson Kill New Jersey Alert / January 5, 2022

USEPA RELEASES PFAS ROADMAP, POTENTIALLY TRIGGERING DEEP ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / November 3, 2021

MANAGING RISK OF LIABILITY STEMMING FROM BIOMETRIC TECH AND PRIVACY LAWS

Corporate Counsel Business Journal (CCBJ) / May 27, 2021

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR FOREVER CHEMICALS

Risk Management Magazine (RMM) / May 3, 2021

REMEDIATING, INSURANCE AND LITIGATING PFAS CLAIMS

White Paper / April 15, 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

COVID-19 INSURANCE COVERAGE AND THE VIRUS EXCLUSION

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / March 5, 2021

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR VIOLATIONS OF BIOMETRIC PRIVACY ACTS

NU Property Casual 360 / March 3, 2021

A NEW FRONTIER: INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR VIOLATIONS OF BIOMETRIC PRIVACY ACTS

New York Law Journal (NYLJ) / February 26, 2021

COVID-19 INSURANCE CLAIMS UPDATE BEWARE CONTRACTUAL LIMITATIONS PERIODS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / February 22, 2021

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

Advisen Front Page News / January 7, 2021

PFAS: LIABILITY AND INSURANCE COVERAGE ISSUES FOR THE “FOREVER CHEMICAL”

Taylor & Francis Online / January 7, 2021

YEAR IN REVIEW: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN EMERGING COVERAGE DISPUTES

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / January 4, 2021

EIGHT STEPS TO INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PFAS LIABILITY

New Jersey Alert / December 9, 2020

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PFAS, THE ‘FOREVER CHEMICAL’

New Jersey Alert / December 2, 2020

NEW JERSEY COURT GREENLIGHTS COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE COVERAGE SUIT

New Jersey Alert / September 18, 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

NJ LAW FAVORS INSUREDS IN COVID-19 BIZ INTERRUPTION SUITS

Law 360 / May 20, 2020

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

New Jersey Alert / May 12, 2020

NJ COS. MAY HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR COVID-19 LOSSES

Law 360 / March 20, 2020

WHY NEW JERSEY COMPANIES MAY HAVE FIRST-PARTY PROPERTY INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS INTERRUPTION AND DISRUPTION

NJ Alert / March 13, 2020

MAJOR INSURANCE COVERAGE DEVELOPMENTS OF 2019

Westlaw / February 21, 2020

COURTS REAFFIRM PRO POLICYHOLDER INSURANCE PRINCIPLES IN 2019

New Jersey Law Journal / January 27, 2020

NY SEX ABUSE INSURANCE SUIT SHOWCASES POSSIBLE ARGUMENTS

Law 360 / January 14, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA JOINS NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY IN EXPANDING STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS FOR SEX ABUSE CLAIMS

From the Desk of Anderson Kill Philadelphia / December 9, 2019

WAR BREAKS OUT OVER INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SEX ABUSE CLAIMS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / September 3, 2019

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SEXUAL MOLESTATION CLAIMS

New Jersey Alert / June 19, 2019

NEW JERSEY APPELLATE DIVISION AFFIRMS PRO-POLICYHOLDER INSURANCE RULES

New Jersey Alert / May 10, 2019

PROVING COVERAGE FOR NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE CLAIMS IN NJ

Law360 / March 25, 2019

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BAD FAITH CLAIMS

Risk Management Magazine / February 4, 2019

5 KEY NJ INSURANCE COVERAGE DECISIONS FROM 2018

Law360 / January 30, 2019

NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE CONSIDERS PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION BILL

New Jersey Alert / January 22, 2019

INSURANCE COMPANIES BEHAVING BADLY

New Jersey Alert / December 7, 2018

KEYSPAN, HONEYWELL AND THE PRIMACY OF CHOICE OF LAW IN ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE COVERAGE DISPUTES

Environmental Claims Journal / November 22, 2018

PRESERVING YOUR ADDITIONAL INSURED STATUS

New Jersey Alert / October 31, 2018

GULF INCREASES BETWEEN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY INSURANCE COVERAGE LAW

New Jersey Law Journal / August 23, 2018

BATTLE LINES DRAWN OVER COVERAGE FOR OPIOID LITIGATION

Corporate Counsel Business Journal / July 6, 2018

INSURANCE BROKER LIABILITY: A TALE OF TWO STATES

The New York Law Journal / April 5, 2018

KEY INSURANCE COVERAGE DECISIONS OF 2017

Thomson Reuters / March 30, 2018

WILL DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR OPIOID CLAIMS?

Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report / February 23, 2018

OPIOID LITIGATION AND INSURANCE COVERAGE IN NEW JERSEY

ACC Focus / February 2, 2018

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR OPIOID LITIGATION

New Jersey Law Journal / November 6, 2017

CHIPPING AWAY AT THE INSURANCE BEDROCK

New Jersey Law Journal / August 14, 2017

THE NARROWING OF ADDITIONAL INSURED COVERAGE AND ITS IMPACT ON P3 PROJECTS

Construction Executive / July 26, 2017

NEW YORK COURT OF APPEALS NARROWLY CONSTRUES ADDITIONAL INSURED ENDORSEMENT

Construction Pro / July 21, 2017

RISING RANSOMWARE THREATS AND THEIR INSURANCE SOLUTIONS

Law360 / July 5, 2017

TAKEAWAYS FROM 3 NJ ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE DECISIONS

Law360 / June 9, 2017

PHISHING FOR COVERAGE UNDER CRIME POLICIES

Law360 / May 23, 2017

N.Y. CYBERSECURITY RULES DRIVE INSURANCE REVIEWS

Banking Exchange / May 15, 2017

RESURGENCE OF THE RETRO PREMIUM

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation / May 2, 2017

SIX INSURANCE COVERAGE LESSONS FROM 2016

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / February 15, 2017

DATA BREACHES IN 2017: NO RELIEF IN SIGHT

National Underwriter / February 4, 2017

INSURANCE DISPUTES OVER CYBER CLAIMS CURRENT AND FUTURE FLASHPOINTS

New Jersey Lawyer magazine / December 1, 2016

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN 2016 TO NJ INSURANCE COVERAGE LAW

New Jersey Law Journal / November 28, 2016

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS COVERAGE FOR CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

New Jersey Alert / September 21, 2016

BOLSTERING NEW JERSEY’S HISTORICALLY WEAK ‘DUTY TO DEFEND’

Law360 / September 14, 2016

SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS COVERAGE FOR CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

New Jersey State Bar Association, Construction Law Section / September 1, 2016

NEW WORLD OF CYBER INSURANCE IS STARTING TO MATURE

New Jersey Law Journal / August 29, 2016

WARD SAND IS SANDBAGGED

New Jersey Law Journal / May 19, 2016

BRINGING HOME THE BACON: EMERGING ISSUES IN FOOD CONTAMINATION LAW

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel / April 1, 2016

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT LATE NOTICE DESTROYS COVERAGE WITHOUT PREJUDICE

New Jersey Alert / February 23, 2016

CYBER INSURANCE LITIGATION: IS IT A RIPPLE OR A TIDAL WAVE?

New York Law Journal / February 22, 2016

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT TACKLES INSURANCE COVERAGE ISSUES

New Jersey Alert / January 29, 2016

THIS TERM, NJ HIGH COURT TACKLES INSURANCE ISSUES

Law360 / January 12, 2016

APPELLATE DIVISION CONFIRMS POLICYHOLDER’S RIGHT TO ASSIGN POLICY PROCEEDS

New Jersey Alert / November 13, 2015

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SUBCONTRACTORS’ FAULTY WORK

Construction Executive / October 27, 2015

FTC V. WYNDHAM DECISION HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR ROBUST CYBER-INSURANCE POLICIES

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / September 3, 2015

SUPERSTORM SANDY INSURANCE CASES FINALLY MOVING TO JUDGMENT

New Jersey Law Journal / August 25, 2015

NEW JERSEY COURTS FIND INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SUBCONTRACTORS’ CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

New Jersey Alert / August 11, 2015

CYBER INSURANCE COVERAGE: THE NEXT WAVE?

New Jersey Alert / March 9, 2015

9 KEY NY INSURANCE CASES OF 2014

Law360 / January 15, 2015

CLARITY OVER INSURANCE BROKER LIABILITY COMES TO NY, NJ

Law360 / October 14, 2014

NEW JERSEY COURTS PROVIDE CLARITY ON INSURANCE BROKER LIABILITY

New Jersey Alert / September 16, 2014

TIMELY NOTICE FOR NJ INSURANCE CLAIMS JUST GOT HARDER

Law360 / August 8, 2014

IN NEW JERSEY, TIMELY NOTICE PROVISIONS CAN TRIGGER THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF INSURANCE COVERAGE

New Jersey Alert / July 23, 2014

AWAKEN THE DEAD: NEW JERSEY COURTS SHOULD REVIVE THE DUTY TO DEFEND

New Jersey Alert / June 24, 2014

NEW DECISIONS AFFECT CONTRIBUTION AND ALLOCATION IN N.J.

New Jersey Law Journal / December 11, 2013

WILL NEW JERSEY POLICYHOLDERS WIN BETTER BAD FAITH LAWS IN THE WAKE OF SUPERSTORM SANDY?

New Jersey Alert / October 31, 2013

NEW DECISIONS AFFECT CONTRIBUTION AND ALLOCATION CAUSES OF ACTION IN NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Alert / October 22, 2013

INSURANCE BROKER LIABILITY: WHAT CONSTITUTES A ‘SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP’?

New York Law Journal / May 8, 2013

NO USE DENYING OVER SPILLED MILK

Food Manufacturing Magazine / March 5, 2013

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW? NJ INSURANCE CASES OF 2012

Law360 / January 17, 2013

YEAR-END REVIEW OF NEW JERSEY INSURANCE CASE LAW

New Jersey Alert / January 7, 2013

COMMENTARY: LESSONS FROM RECENT DECISIONS ON BAD FAITH LITIGATION

Insurance Journal / December 12, 2012

BAD FAITH LITIGATION AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANIES RAGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / December 6, 2012

POST-SANDY FLOOD DAMAGE: INSURANCE BROKERS MAY BE LIABLE

Law360 / December 5, 2012

News

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

August 17, 2023

Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Practice Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA 2023; Eight Attorneys Recognized

June 8, 2023

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

June 8, 2022

Chambers USA Ranks Anderson Kill Among Top Insurance Recovery Practices Nationally, in New York, and in New Jersey; Firm Attorneys in D.C. and Philadelphia Also Recognized

June 1, 2022

Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Group Named a Finalist in National Law Journal’s 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers Award

May 12, 2022

Podcast: Insurance Coverage for PFAS Claims with Robert Chesler

April 1, 2022

Coal Industry on Notice for Cleanup

April 1, 2022

Greater PFAS Scrutiny Has Manufacturers, Insurers Worried

February 27, 2022

Boardwalk Tells NJ Court Loss of Functionality is Covered

February 11, 2022

Podcast: PFAS Science with Jaana Pietari and Jim Fenstermacher and Litigation with Bob Chesler

February 9, 2022

TEN ANDERSON KILL ATTORNEYS INCLUDED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2022

August 17, 2021

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

May 21, 2021

Anderson Kill promotes 3 Insurance Attys to Shareholders

February 2, 2021

Five Anderson Kill Attorneys Presenting at 2021 RIMS Annual Conference, April 19-21

December 28, 2020

Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2020

October 21, 2020

BEST LAWYERS RECOGNIZES 12 ANDERSON KILL ATTORNEYS

August 20, 2020

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

June 10, 2020

Chambers USA Ranks Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Practices Among Top Practices Nationally; Seven Attorneys Ranked

April 27, 2020

Anderson Kill Lawyers: Case Law, Policy Language May Help Businesses’ Insurance Claim

March 23, 2020

Child Victims Act leads to insurance woes

February 10, 2020

Insurers Face Wave of Costly Child Sex-Abuse Claims

October 20, 2019

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 10 Anderson Kill Insurance Recovery Attorneys

August 15, 2019

Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2018

October 10, 2018

Chambers USA Recognizes Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Practice for Twelfth Straight Year

May 29, 2018

NJ Court Tees Up Fights On Building Defect Coverage Trigger

October 17, 2017

19 ANDERSON KILL ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2017 SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS LISTS

October 6, 2017

Anderson Kill Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2018

September 5, 2017

Chambers USA Ranks Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Group for 11th Straight Year

June 9, 2017

ELEVEN ANDERSON KILL ATTORNEYS SELECTED AS 2016 SUPER LAWYERS, NINE RISING STARS

October 4, 2016

Anderson Kill Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers in America

September 1, 2016

Chambers USA Recognizes Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Group for 10th Consecutive Year

June 15, 2016

Chubb scores victory in key cyber ruling

June 2, 2016

Hanover’s 3rd Circ. Win Exposes Policyholders To Vague Suits

October 28, 2015

Anderson Kill Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America

August 26, 2015

Storm Clouds Still Ahead As NJ Winds Down Sandy Suits

August 21, 2015

4 Insurance Battlegrounds To Watch In New Jersey

June 10, 2015

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

June 4, 2015

NJ Ruling Could Deter Insurers From Trying To Buck Defense

May 7, 2015

Plant closed by ammonia discharge suffered direct physical property loss: Court

December 2, 2014

Ammonia Spill Constitutes “Direct Physical Loss or Damage” Under Property Insurance Policy, US District Court in NJ Finds

December 2, 2014

Ammonia Release Ruled ‘Direct Physical Loss’ Under Policy

November 26, 2014

NY High Court Chips Away At Broker Liability Shield

March 3, 2014

New Jersey Cases to Watch in 2013

January 1, 2013

Guiding Clients After the Storm, Insurance Agencies Brace for Life after Sandy

November 25, 2012

As Demand For Recall Policies Surges, Coverage Obstacles Lurk

October 25, 2012

Robert D. Chesler Joins Anderson Kill as a Shareholder in Insurance Recovery Group in Newark, NJ

September 4, 2012

Michaels Has Edge in Data Theft Coverage Suit, Attys Say

June 11, 2012

Cos. Eye Data Breach Policies As CGL Exclusions Multiply

March 13, 2012

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Robert D. Chesler

Shareholder , Newark

Profile

A leading participant in the birth of modern insurance law in the early 1980s, Robert D. Chesler has earned the reputation as "The Insurance Guru" for exceptional insurance coverage knowledge. His leadership extends to such new areas of insurance coverage as cyber-insurance, D&O, IP, and privacy insurance.

A shareholder in Anderson Kill's Newark office, Bob has served as the attorney of record in more than 30 reported insurance decisions, representing clients including General Electric, Ingersoll-Rand, Westinghouse, Schering, Chrysler and Unilever, as well as many small businesses including gas stations and dry cleaners. He has received numerous professional accolades, including a top-tier ranking for Insurance Litigation: New Jersey in Chambers USA: American's Leading Lawyers for Business, which dubs him a "dominant force in coverage disputes" and cites a client who calls him "a dean of the insurance Bar; one of the brightest in writing about and analyzing insurance coverage."

He is also listed in The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in AmericaSuper Lawyers and Who's Who Legal in the Insurance and Reinsurance section of the publication.

Bob represents policyholders in a broad variety of coverage claims against their insurers and advises companies with respect to their insurance programs. Bob is a relentless advocate for his clients in their efforts to obtain coverage from their insurance companies. He has strength in creatively analyzing complex insurance coverage disputes and rapidly driving towards resolution. He has spent his entire career obtaining settlements from insurance companies. He can speak "insurancese" as well as the insurers, and knows how to approach insurance companies, when to talk to them and when to litigate. His depth of experience enables him to distinguish a bad insurance claim from a good one and to understand and implement best strategies for obtaining money for his clients quickly and cost-effectively.

Bob taught Legal Methods at Harvard University and history at the State University of New York at Purchase. He taught insurance law at Rutgers Law School for 10 years. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University and maintains a scholarly interest in insurance. He is co-author of the seminal article Patterns of Judicial Interpretation of Insurance Coverage for Hazardous Waste Site Liability, 18 Rutgers L.J. 9 (1986), which has been cited by numerous courts, including seven state supreme courts and the Second Circuit, along with dozens of other articles on insurance issues. He is co-author of Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property and Cyber Insurance Claims, published by Thomas West, and is former co-editor in chief of the Environmental Claims Journal.  Bob is also co-editor of Coverage, the ABA Insurance Journal.  He has chaired seminars on the new cyber-policies and food insurance issues for the ABA and NJSBA, and was Chair of the Insurance Sub-Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Bob is also a member of Anderson Kill's Cyber Insurance Recovery group.

Memberships

Professional Memberships
American Intellectual Property Law Association: Chair, Intellectual Property Insurance Sub-Committee

American Bar Association
- Litigation Section, Insurance Subcommittee
- Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Food & Beverage Subcommittee: Co-Chair

TIPS

Essex County Bar Association: Insurance Committee

New Jersey State Bar Association, Insurance Section

Society of Environmental Insurance Professionals: Vice-Chair, Professional Liability Insurance General Committee (2017-18).

Association Memberships
American College of Coverage and Extra-Contractual Counsel: Founding Member

Experience

  • 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.

Speaking Engagements

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

HELPING VICTIMS OF SEX ABUSE: TRIAL AND INSURANCE CONCERNS IN THE CIVIL SEX ABUSE CASE

NJICLE / August 23, 2022

Floods, Fires, Hurricanes: Emerging Issues in Climate Change Insurance Coverage

American College of Coverage Counsel / May 13, 2022

Six Cases in 45 Minutes

American College of Coverage Counsel / September 23, 2021

PFAS Liability and Insurance Costs

American Public Power Association / August 10, 2021

Insurance Issues Arising From the New Wave of Privacy and Biometric Litigation

RIMS Annual 2021 Conference / April 27, 2021

“Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery” – Anderson Kill’s 9th Annual New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference

Anderson Kill / April 22, 2021

New Developments in Environmental and Asbestos Insurance Coverage

Anderson Kill / February 23, 2021

“Update on Cyber Coverage and Claims” – Anderson Kill’s 24th Annual Policyholder Advisor Webinar Series

Anderson Kill / November 19, 2020

Emerging Issues in Food Industry Liabilities & Insurance Coverage (2016)

New Jersey State Bar Association / February 18, 2016

Using Product Contamination Insurance to Protect Your Food Business

The Food Institute / December 1, 2015

Cypress Point Condo Assoc., Inc. v. Adria Towers, LLC

New Jersey State Bar Association / October 14, 2015

Insurance Broker Liability To Policyholders For Denied Claims: Emerging Issues and Legal Implications

National Constitution Center / July 9, 2015

What A Difference a Year Makes: 2014 & 2015 Coverage

American College of Coverage & Extracontractual Counsel / May 21, 2015

Insurance Broker Liability to Policyholders for Denied Claims: Latest Case Law Developments

Strafford / May 13, 2015

Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery (2015)

Anderson Kill / April 23, 2015

Cyber Security Development You Need to Know

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education / January 28, 2015

Publications

Insurance Coverage Exists for the Forever Chemical In New Jersey

New Jersey Alert / June 14, 2024

The Use and Abuse of the Pollution Exclusion

Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation / April 23, 2024

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

New Jersey Federal Courts Estop Insurance Companies From Denying Coverage

Anderson Kill New Jersey Alert / April 4, 2023

HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES DEFRAUD THEIR POLICYHOLDERS : WHAT COURTS AND LEGISLATORS SHOULD DO ABOUT IT

Journal on Emerging Issues in Litigation / March 15, 2023

RECENT NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT DECISION CONSTRICTS AN INSURANCE COMPANY’S DUTY TO DEFEND

New Jersey Alert / October 28, 2022

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Climate change & disaster recovery alert / October 25, 2022

AFTER THE FLOOD: TEXAS APPEALS COURT LIMITS A SUBLIMIT’S REACH

Climate change & disaster recovery alert / October 25, 2022

THE ESG POLICE HAVE ARRIVED. IS YOUR INSURANCE READY?

Climate change & disaster recovery alert / June 1, 2022

CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RECOVERY UPDATE

Climate change & disaster recovery alert / April 27, 2022

D&O COVERAGE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE-ESG-RELATED LIABILITIES

Anderson Kill Policyholder Advisor / April 7, 2022

CLIMATE CHANGE, ESG, AND D&O INSURANCE: COLLISION OR COOPERATION?

Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation / February 25, 2022

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

Anderson Kill New Jersey Alert / January 5, 2022

USEPA RELEASES PFAS ROADMAP, POTENTIALLY TRIGGERING DEEP ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / November 3, 2021

MANAGING RISK OF LIABILITY STEMMING FROM BIOMETRIC TECH AND PRIVACY LAWS

Corporate Counsel Business Journal (CCBJ) / May 27, 2021

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR FOREVER CHEMICALS

Risk Management Magazine (RMM) / May 3, 2021

REMEDIATING, INSURANCE AND LITIGATING PFAS CLAIMS

White Paper / April 15, 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

COVID-19 INSURANCE COVERAGE AND THE VIRUS EXCLUSION

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / March 5, 2021

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR VIOLATIONS OF BIOMETRIC PRIVACY ACTS

NU Property Casual 360 / March 3, 2021

A NEW FRONTIER: INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR VIOLATIONS OF BIOMETRIC PRIVACY ACTS

New York Law Journal (NYLJ) / February 26, 2021

COVID-19 INSURANCE CLAIMS UPDATE BEWARE CONTRACTUAL LIMITATIONS PERIODS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / February 22, 2021

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

Advisen Front Page News / January 7, 2021

PFAS: LIABILITY AND INSURANCE COVERAGE ISSUES FOR THE “FOREVER CHEMICAL”

Taylor & Francis Online / January 7, 2021

YEAR IN REVIEW: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN EMERGING COVERAGE DISPUTES

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / January 4, 2021

EIGHT STEPS TO INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PFAS LIABILITY

New Jersey Alert / December 9, 2020

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PFAS, THE ‘FOREVER CHEMICAL’

New Jersey Alert / December 2, 2020

NEW JERSEY COURT GREENLIGHTS COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE COVERAGE SUIT

New Jersey Alert / September 18, 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

NJ LAW FAVORS INSUREDS IN COVID-19 BIZ INTERRUPTION SUITS

Law 360 / May 20, 2020

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

New Jersey Alert / May 12, 2020

NJ COS. MAY HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR COVID-19 LOSSES

Law 360 / March 20, 2020

WHY NEW JERSEY COMPANIES MAY HAVE FIRST-PARTY PROPERTY INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS INTERRUPTION AND DISRUPTION

NJ Alert / March 13, 2020

MAJOR INSURANCE COVERAGE DEVELOPMENTS OF 2019

Westlaw / February 21, 2020

COURTS REAFFIRM PRO POLICYHOLDER INSURANCE PRINCIPLES IN 2019

New Jersey Law Journal / January 27, 2020

NY SEX ABUSE INSURANCE SUIT SHOWCASES POSSIBLE ARGUMENTS

Law 360 / January 14, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA JOINS NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY IN EXPANDING STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS FOR SEX ABUSE CLAIMS

From the Desk of Anderson Kill Philadelphia / December 9, 2019

WAR BREAKS OUT OVER INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SEX ABUSE CLAIMS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / September 3, 2019

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SEXUAL MOLESTATION CLAIMS

New Jersey Alert / June 19, 2019

NEW JERSEY APPELLATE DIVISION AFFIRMS PRO-POLICYHOLDER INSURANCE RULES

New Jersey Alert / May 10, 2019

PROVING COVERAGE FOR NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE CLAIMS IN NJ

Law360 / March 25, 2019

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BAD FAITH CLAIMS

Risk Management Magazine / February 4, 2019

5 KEY NJ INSURANCE COVERAGE DECISIONS FROM 2018

Law360 / January 30, 2019

NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE CONSIDERS PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION BILL

New Jersey Alert / January 22, 2019

INSURANCE COMPANIES BEHAVING BADLY

New Jersey Alert / December 7, 2018

KEYSPAN, HONEYWELL AND THE PRIMACY OF CHOICE OF LAW IN ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE COVERAGE DISPUTES

Environmental Claims Journal / November 22, 2018

PRESERVING YOUR ADDITIONAL INSURED STATUS

New Jersey Alert / October 31, 2018

GULF INCREASES BETWEEN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY INSURANCE COVERAGE LAW

New Jersey Law Journal / August 23, 2018

BATTLE LINES DRAWN OVER COVERAGE FOR OPIOID LITIGATION

Corporate Counsel Business Journal / July 6, 2018

INSURANCE BROKER LIABILITY: A TALE OF TWO STATES

The New York Law Journal / April 5, 2018

KEY INSURANCE COVERAGE DECISIONS OF 2017

Thomson Reuters / March 30, 2018

WILL DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR OPIOID CLAIMS?

Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report / February 23, 2018

OPIOID LITIGATION AND INSURANCE COVERAGE IN NEW JERSEY

ACC Focus / February 2, 2018

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR OPIOID LITIGATION

New Jersey Law Journal / November 6, 2017

CHIPPING AWAY AT THE INSURANCE BEDROCK

New Jersey Law Journal / August 14, 2017

THE NARROWING OF ADDITIONAL INSURED COVERAGE AND ITS IMPACT ON P3 PROJECTS

Construction Executive / July 26, 2017

NEW YORK COURT OF APPEALS NARROWLY CONSTRUES ADDITIONAL INSURED ENDORSEMENT

Construction Pro / July 21, 2017

RISING RANSOMWARE THREATS AND THEIR INSURANCE SOLUTIONS

Law360 / July 5, 2017

TAKEAWAYS FROM 3 NJ ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE DECISIONS

Law360 / June 9, 2017

PHISHING FOR COVERAGE UNDER CRIME POLICIES

Law360 / May 23, 2017

N.Y. CYBERSECURITY RULES DRIVE INSURANCE REVIEWS

Banking Exchange / May 15, 2017

RESURGENCE OF THE RETRO PREMIUM

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation / May 2, 2017

SIX INSURANCE COVERAGE LESSONS FROM 2016

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / February 15, 2017

DATA BREACHES IN 2017: NO RELIEF IN SIGHT

National Underwriter / February 4, 2017

INSURANCE DISPUTES OVER CYBER CLAIMS CURRENT AND FUTURE FLASHPOINTS

New Jersey Lawyer magazine / December 1, 2016

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN 2016 TO NJ INSURANCE COVERAGE LAW

New Jersey Law Journal / November 28, 2016

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS COVERAGE FOR CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

New Jersey Alert / September 21, 2016

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Law360 / September 14, 2016

SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS COVERAGE FOR CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

New Jersey State Bar Association, Construction Law Section / September 1, 2016

NEW WORLD OF CYBER INSURANCE IS STARTING TO MATURE

New Jersey Law Journal / August 29, 2016

WARD SAND IS SANDBAGGED

New Jersey Law Journal / May 19, 2016

BRINGING HOME THE BACON: EMERGING ISSUES IN FOOD CONTAMINATION LAW

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel / April 1, 2016

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT LATE NOTICE DESTROYS COVERAGE WITHOUT PREJUDICE

New Jersey Alert / February 23, 2016

CYBER INSURANCE LITIGATION: IS IT A RIPPLE OR A TIDAL WAVE?

New York Law Journal / February 22, 2016

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT TACKLES INSURANCE COVERAGE ISSUES

New Jersey Alert / January 29, 2016

THIS TERM, NJ HIGH COURT TACKLES INSURANCE ISSUES

Law360 / January 12, 2016

APPELLATE DIVISION CONFIRMS POLICYHOLDER’S RIGHT TO ASSIGN POLICY PROCEEDS

New Jersey Alert / November 13, 2015

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SUBCONTRACTORS’ FAULTY WORK

Construction Executive / October 27, 2015

FTC V. WYNDHAM DECISION HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR ROBUST CYBER-INSURANCE POLICIES

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / September 3, 2015

SUPERSTORM SANDY INSURANCE CASES FINALLY MOVING TO JUDGMENT

New Jersey Law Journal / August 25, 2015

NEW JERSEY COURTS FIND INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SUBCONTRACTORS’ CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

New Jersey Alert / August 11, 2015

CYBER INSURANCE COVERAGE: THE NEXT WAVE?

New Jersey Alert / March 9, 2015

9 KEY NY INSURANCE CASES OF 2014

Law360 / January 15, 2015

CLARITY OVER INSURANCE BROKER LIABILITY COMES TO NY, NJ

Law360 / October 14, 2014

NEW JERSEY COURTS PROVIDE CLARITY ON INSURANCE BROKER LIABILITY

New Jersey Alert / September 16, 2014

TIMELY NOTICE FOR NJ INSURANCE CLAIMS JUST GOT HARDER

Law360 / August 8, 2014

IN NEW JERSEY, TIMELY NOTICE PROVISIONS CAN TRIGGER THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF INSURANCE COVERAGE

New Jersey Alert / July 23, 2014

AWAKEN THE DEAD: NEW JERSEY COURTS SHOULD REVIVE THE DUTY TO DEFEND

New Jersey Alert / June 24, 2014

NEW DECISIONS AFFECT CONTRIBUTION AND ALLOCATION IN N.J.

New Jersey Law Journal / December 11, 2013

WILL NEW JERSEY POLICYHOLDERS WIN BETTER BAD FAITH LAWS IN THE WAKE OF SUPERSTORM SANDY?

New Jersey Alert / October 31, 2013

NEW DECISIONS AFFECT CONTRIBUTION AND ALLOCATION CAUSES OF ACTION IN NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Alert / October 22, 2013

INSURANCE BROKER LIABILITY: WHAT CONSTITUTES A ‘SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP’?

New York Law Journal / May 8, 2013

NO USE DENYING OVER SPILLED MILK

Food Manufacturing Magazine / March 5, 2013

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW? NJ INSURANCE CASES OF 2012

Law360 / January 17, 2013

YEAR-END REVIEW OF NEW JERSEY INSURANCE CASE LAW

New Jersey Alert / January 7, 2013

COMMENTARY: LESSONS FROM RECENT DECISIONS ON BAD FAITH LITIGATION

Insurance Journal / December 12, 2012

BAD FAITH LITIGATION AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANIES RAGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / December 6, 2012

POST-SANDY FLOOD DAMAGE: INSURANCE BROKERS MAY BE LIABLE

Law360 / December 5, 2012

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

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Chambers USA Ranks Anderson Kill Among Top Insurance Recovery Practices Nationally, in New York, and in New Jersey; Firm Attorneys in D.C. and Philadelphia Also Recognized

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Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Group Named a Finalist in National Law Journal’s 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers Award

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Anderson Kill Lawyers: Case Law, Policy Language May Help Businesses’ Insurance Claim

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Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 10 Anderson Kill Insurance Recovery Attorneys

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Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2018

October 10, 2018

Chambers USA Recognizes Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Practice for Twelfth Straight Year

May 29, 2018

NJ Court Tees Up Fights On Building Defect Coverage Trigger

October 17, 2017

19 ANDERSON KILL ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2017 SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS LISTS

October 6, 2017

Anderson Kill Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2018

September 5, 2017

Chambers USA Ranks Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Group for 11th Straight Year

June 9, 2017

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October 4, 2016

Anderson Kill Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers in America

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June 15, 2016

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June 2, 2016

Hanover’s 3rd Circ. Win Exposes Policyholders To Vague Suits

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Anderson Kill Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America

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Storm Clouds Still Ahead As NJ Winds Down Sandy Suits

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June 10, 2015

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

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NJ Ruling Could Deter Insurers From Trying To Buck Defense

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Plant closed by ammonia discharge suffered direct physical property loss: Court

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Ammonia Spill Constitutes “Direct Physical Loss or Damage” Under Property Insurance Policy, US District Court in NJ Finds

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Ammonia Release Ruled ‘Direct Physical Loss’ Under Policy

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NY High Court Chips Away At Broker Liability Shield

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New Jersey Cases to Watch in 2013

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Robert D. Chesler Joins Anderson Kill as a Shareholder in Insurance Recovery Group in Newark, NJ

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Cos. Eye Data Breach Policies As CGL Exclusions Multiply

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Awards & Honors
  • Chambers USA: 2020-2022
  • Chambers USA: 2018
  • Super Lawyers: 2005-2020
  • Best Lawyers: Since 1997
  • The Legal 500 United States: 2016
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 York
  • New Jersey

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