- Insurance Recovery Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.

Robert M. Horkovich

Managing Shareholder (Firm)
New York

Robert M. Horkovich is "the 'go-to person' in the area of insurance recovery," according to a client cited by Chambers USA, which has recognized Mr. Horkovich as a leading insurance recovery attorney every year since 2005.  According to Chambers, Mr. Horkovich “has a strong ‘client-first’ attitude” and “is recognized in the market for his leading trial and negotiation skills, with an undisputed national presence.”

Bob has obtained over $5 billion in settlements and judgments from insurance companies for his clients. Bob is a trial lawyer with substantial experience in trying complex insurance coverage actions on behalf of corporate policyholders and governmental entities. His victories include one of the top 10 jury verdicts in the United States, the top insurance recovery jury verdict in the United States, seven landmark state Supreme Court decisions, eight jury verdicts and nine bench trial decisions in favor of the policyholder including:

  • United Nations: Engaged on several significant projects by the United Nations as its general insurance counsel.
  • State of California: Anderson Kill served as lead trial counsel for the State of California in the State's suit against dozens of insurance companies over coverage for cleanup of the Stringfellow Acid Pits (what a federal court described as the most complex environmental clean-up in the world).  Trial victories were followed by two landmark decisions in favor of policyholder in the California Supreme Court.  The State recovered settlements of $172 million in indemnity plus $60 million in defense costs and $14 million in pre-judgment interest.
  • Fuller-Austin: Won jury verdict of $188,793,014 against Lloyd's and other insurance companies in an asbestos insurance coverage case (a top 10 verdict in the U.S.); subsequently settled. Gross settlements of over $190 million from 14 different insurance companies before trial.
  • Weyerhaeuser: Two Washington Supreme Court decisions recognizing joint and several liability of multiple insurance companies on the risk over time and recognizing coverage for environmental clean-ups even without a government lawsuit. Two jury trial victories recognizing coverage for the clean-up of six environmental sites.
  • Textron: Two Rhode Island Supreme Court decisions regarding coverage for unintentional environmental contamination despite the pollution exclusion and recognizing the trigger of multiple years of coverage for property damage over time.
  • AT&T: Lead insurance recovery attorney against CNA in the successful resolution of AT&T's environmental insurance coverage litigation for a $300 million site in Pennsylvania. 
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  • Benchmark Litigation 2020 Insurance Lawyer of the Year.
  • Recognized as an Insurance MVP by Law360 in 2018 and 2012.
  • Rated “AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated” with a 5.0 out of 5.0 rating in Martindale Hubbell.
  • Chambers USA leading insurance recovery attorney since 2005.
  • Super Lawyers for Insurance Coverage since 2006.
  • The Legal 500 US for Insurance: Advice to Policyholders since 2006.
  • The Best Lawyers in America for insurance law since 2009.
  • Lexis/Nexis “Policyholder Lawyer of the Year” in 2009.
  • Benchmark Litigation since 2013.

 

     

 

 

   

 




Professional Memberships

Selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (limited to 1/3 of top 1% of U.S. Attorneys), New York, Maryland American Bar Associations, Member, Sections on: Litigation; Tort and Insurance Practice.

 

Military Experience

Captain, USAF JAG Corp.; 1100 ABW/JA (1980 - 1982) and USAF/JAJM (1982 - 1984), drafted all trial briefs in the 1981 prosecution of 1st Lieutenant Christopher Cooke, an espionage case subject to national media attention defended by F. Lee Bailey; Awarded Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal.  Named Outstanding Company Grade Officer of the Year, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.

Legislative Aide Experience

Member, United States Senate Staff (1975-1977).  United States Senator James L. Buckley (New York)

Boy Scouts of America

Eagle Scout, 1971

Order of the Arrow

Insurance Coverage Trials

State of California v. Continental Insurance Co., et al.
, No. 239784 (August 11, 2015).  Court award of $13,914,082.09, the full amount of mandatory prejudgment interest owed by the two CNA insurance companies, after bench trial.  CNA previously agreed to pay $12 million, its full limits, before the prejudgment interest trial.

State of California v. Underwriters at Lloyds, et al.
, No. 239784 (May 16, 2005).  Jury verdict in favor of coverage for the State of California's clean-up of the Stringfellow Acid Pits, described by a federal court as the most complex environmental clean-up in the world. Jury found all five (5) remaining insurance companies breached their contracts and rejected every coverage defense.  To date we have recovered $172 million in indemnity plus $60 million in defense costs and $14 million in pre-judgment interest.

Fuller-Austin Insulation Co. v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., et al., No. BC116835 (Los Angeles Superior Court) (May 5, 2003). Jury verdict of $188,793,014 in favor of policyholder against Lloyd’s, Stonewall Insurance Company and Highlands Insurance Company in an asbestos insurance coverage case (a top 10 jury verdict in the U.S. in 2003). Affirmed in part and reversed in part on appeal. Two previous bench trials. Gross settlements of over $190 million from 14 different insurance companies achieved before trial. Over $50 million in settlements achieved after trial.

Wausau v. Tektronix, CCV 9908032 (Clackamas County, Oregon). (June - August 2002). Jury verdict and declaratory judgment in favor of coverage at six environmental sites despite Wausau’s claim that alleged 15 year late notice was worst in Wausau's history; also won attorneys' fees. Bench trial regarding coverage for RCRA - rather than CERCLA - clean-up.

Waste Management, Inc. v. Admiral Insurance Co., et al., Docket No. HUD-L-931-92. (New Jersey Superior Court, Hudson County). (October 2001 - January 2002). Won trial of insurance coverage for environmental liability at five New Jersey sites. All but a few insurance companies settled before or during trial.

Pereira, Trustee of Payroll Express v. Marshall & Sterling, Inc., No. 92-B-43150 (CB)/98-8405A. (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York). (January - May 2002). 2005 WL 2438444. Tried and won an insurance broker malpractice action resulting in a judgment in excess of $21.8 million in bankruptcy court. District Court reversed - case was settled.

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., No. 92-2-05214-8 SEA. (March 2002). Bench trial resulting in decision in favor of coverage at Commencement Bay; also won attorneys' fees.

ZRZ Realty Company, et al. v. Beneficial Fire & Casualty Company, et al., Circuit Court No. 9708-06226. (Oregon Superior Court, Multnomah County). (October - December 1999). Won trial establishing defense obligation and declaratory judgment to pay future environmental clean-up costs; also won attorneys' fees. All but Lloyd's settled before or during trial.

Bijan Designer for Men, Inc. v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., No. 603814/97. (New York Supreme Court, New York County). (December 1999). $9 million jury verdict in favor of policyholder on insurance claim arising out of the St. Regis Hotel fire.

Cascade Corp. v. American Home Assur. Co., et al., No. 9205-03083. (Oregon Superior Court, Multnomah County). (July - October 1998). Won trial establishing Lloyd's missing policies, jury declared $11 million in environmental clean-up costs covered; declaratory judgment to pay certain future environmental clean-up costs; also won attorneys' fees. All but Lloyd's and Employers Re settled before trial. Affirmed by Court of Appeals on appeal.

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., et al., No. 92-2-05214-8 (MJP) (Civil Track I). (Washington Superior Court, King County). (June 1997). Commercial Union offered $4 million judgment against itself the day before a 10 environmental site trial.

McLean v. Continental Casualty Co., 95 Civ. 10415 (HB). (U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York). (1997). Won jury verdict and judgment for full policy limits in travel accident life insurance case; also won attorneys' fees.

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., et al., No. 92-2-05214-8 (MJP) (Civil Track I). (Washington Superior Court, King County). (April 1996). Jury recognized coverage for five of seven Washington environmental sites; also won attorneys' fees.

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., et al., No. 92-2-05214-8 (MJP) (Civil Track I). (Washington Superior Court, King County). (October 1994). Jury found coverage for Mid-State Superfund site; also won attorneys' fees. 33 out of 34 insurance companies settled before trial.

Reported Appellate Cases

Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, et al. v. BioEnergy Dev. Group LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op 08779 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 5, 2019).  Breach of implied duty of good faith, consequential damages, attorneys' fees and interest claim for tens of millions of dollars permitted because underwriters and insurance companies' delayed interim payments on business interruption policies.

American Home Assurance Co. v. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, et al., 2018 NY Slip Op 07829 (App Div. 1st Dept. Nov. 15, 2018).  Policy triggered if injuries arise out of building operations at World Trade Center/Hudson Bay site regardless of when harm became apparent; all fireproofing insulation injuries were not a single occurrence; AIG must continue to defend entirety of asbestos claims.

Matter of Viking Pump, Inc., 27 N.Y.S.3d 244 (2016).  Policyholders are entitled to "all sums", not just pro-rata share, from policies with prior insurance or non-cumulation clauses.  Policyholders can spike vertically to access excess policies instead of relying on a "rising bath tub” allocation if their policies state underlying limits.  Amicus brief submitted on behalf of United Policyholders, WRG Asbestos PI Trust, Asarco Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, and others, accepted by New York Court of Appeals.

American Home Assurance Co. v. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, et al., 123 A.D.3d 633, 1 N.Y.S.3d 29 (1st Dept 2014).  Policyholder entitled to attorneys' fees in establishing duty to defend even when policyholder moves for summary judgment on its counter-claim for defense.

Cleaver-Brooks, Inc. v. AIU Ins. Co.
, 351 Wis.2d 643, 839 N.W.2d 882 (2013), rev. denied, (2014).  Established that excess insurance companies sharing a layer of coverage can be ordered to pay the policyholder simultaneously and not sequentially.

State of California v. Continental Ins. Co.
, 55 Cal.4th 186, 281 P.3d 1000 (2012).  Won landmark decision from California Supreme Court establishing that policyholders are entitled to the entire limits (all sums) of their insurance policies instead of some reduced pro-rata share and that policyholders are entitled to the benefits of policies for all years (stack), not just a single year, in which the loss occurred.

State of California v. Allstate Ins. Co., 45 Cal.4th 1008, 201 P.3d 1147 (2009).  Won landmark decision from California Supreme Court establishing that policyholders are entitled to coverage for whole loss when there are both covered and uncovered causes unless the insurance company can bear its burden to prove the exact amount of the loss attributed to the uncovered cause.  Also won decision that the polluter's exclusion applied to the discharge from, and not into, the contaminant facility, which significantly narrowed the application of the polluter's exclusion.

Cascade Corp. v. American Home, et al.
, 206 Or. App. 1, 135 P.3d 450, (Or. Ct. App. 2006) app. dismissed, 2007 Ore. LEXIS 1110 (Or. 2007) (excess insurance companies are jointly & severally liable under all sums policy language, no proration to policyholder, and no off-sets for settlements or "other insurance" clauses).

Chickasha Cotton Oil Co. v. Houston General Ins. Co., et al., 2002 Tex. App. LEXIS 5692, 2002 WL 1792467 (Tex. App. – Dallas) (2002) (pollution exclusion does not apply to coverage for personal injury, alleged misconduct by insurance companies gives rise to bad-faith and unfair settlement practice claims, the terms of missing policies may be proven by secondary evidence and mandatory insurance forms filed with state insurance departments or specimen policies from the insurance company).

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 142 Wn.2d 654, 15 P.3d 115 (2000) (argued and briefed winning case recognizing (1) no general aggregate limit in standard form policies for claims other than products claims, (2) non-settling insurance company bears burden of showing that the policyholder was made whole, and (3) policyholder entitled to coverage even though policyholder had no relation to property during policy period).

Textron Inc. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 754 A.2d 742 (RI 2000) (briefed winning case recognizing that the word "sudden" in the polluter's exclusion can mean unexpected and that policyholders' good faith effort to contain toxic waste is covered).

Textron Inc. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 723 A.2d 1138 (RI 1999) (briefed winning case regarding trigger of coverage).

American Nat. Fire Ins. Co. v. B & L Trucking & Const. Co., 134 Wn.2d 413, 951 P.2d 250 (1998) (amicus curiae) (briefed winning case).

Thiokol Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8264, 1997 WL 33798359, No. 96-CV-028-B (D. Utah May 6, 1997) (briefed winning federal district court case mandating trial despite arbitration clause) (also prevailed procedurally at 10th Circuit).

Olds-Olympic, Inc. v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 129 Wn.2d 464, 918 P.2d 923 (1996) (amicus curiae) (briefed winning case).

Continental Cas. Co. v. Diversified Indus. and AT&T Nassau Metals Corp., 884 F.Supp. 937 (E.D. Pa. 1995) (argued and briefed winning federal district court case setting out right to assign an insurance claim).

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 123 Wn.2d 891, 874 P.2d 142 (1994) (argued and briefed winning case recognizing that liability policies cover environmental liabilities even when policyholder performed environmental clean-up cooperatively without suit).

City of Edgerton v. General Cas. Co., 184 Wis.2d 750, 517 N.W.2d 463, 48 A.L.R. 5th 803 (1994) and 172 Wis.2d 518, 493 N.W.2d 768 (Ct. App. 1992) (amicus curiae Wisconsin Public Intervenor, Wisconsin Environmental Decade) (briefed winning case).

People v. Peck, 68 N.Y.2d 928, 502 N.E.2d 991, 510 N.Y.S.2d 76 (1986) (argued and briefed winning case including constitutional issue of first impression for New York).

Arbitrations

Selected and acted as a third party arbitrator in Greenwich Insurance Co. v. Associated Materials LLC dba Alside before Hon. Steven Crane (JAMS 2019).

Represented the Owens Corning/Fibreboard Asbestos Personal Injury Trust in an arbitration under the Wellington Agreement before Hon. Timothy Lewis (2012).

Expert Testimony

Identified as an expert witness by plaintiffs regarding third party rights under liability insurance policies in Johnson v. CX Reinsurance Co., No. 24-C-18-002930 (Baltimore Cir. Ct.) 

Identified as an expert witness by NRG Energy and Louisiana Generating LLC regarding pollution liability insurance policy dispute in Louisiana Generating, et al. v. Illinois Union Insurance Company, No. 3:10-cv-00516 (M.D. La.).

Identified as an expert witness by Chubb regarding bad faith claims handling practices of AIG/Chartis in Federal Insurance Company v. Cherokee Ardell, L.L.C., International Risk Group, L.L.C., and American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company (D.N.J.).

Opinion solicited in a case presented to the Korean Supreme Court in Oriental Fire & Marine Ins. Co., Ltd. v. Daehan Fire & Marine Ins. Co., Ltd. regarding fidelity bond coverage under US insurance forms.

Recognized as an expert by the Court and by CNA in APA-The Engineered Wood Association v. CNA, No. 96-2-08391-2 (Pierce County, Washington) (Court credited my expert testimony in awarding policyholder full recovery plus attorneys' fees).

Identified as an expert regarding insurance company practices in Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc., et al. v. Certain Industries at Lloyd's London, et al., No. 98-56362-A (80th Judicial Dist., Harris County, Texas).

Regulatory Drafting

Participated in the drafting of the environmental insurance coverage regulations for the State of Washington, Washington Administrative Code 284-30-920. This was the first set of insurance regulations adopted in the country specifically dealing with the handling of environmental claims. Interviewed on PBS "All Things Considered," July 1995. 

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Environmental Insurance Coverage: Latest Developments - Identifying Coverage in Existing Policies, Navigating Pollution and Owned Property Exclusions, and Determining Scope of Damages

Legal Webinar Group of Strafford Publications

December 08, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Important Issues Affecting the Asbestos/Manufacturing Industry

Anderson Kill's 15th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 13, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Allocation in Continuous Damage Claims: Developments Since the Stringfellow and Boston Gas Rulings - Strategies for Policyholders and Insurers to Allocate Indemnity and Expenses

Strafford Publications CLE Webinar

June 09, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Chinese Drywall Insurance Coverage Issues

2011 ABA/TIPS Spring Meeting

May 20, 2011  |  Amelia Island, FL
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All Sums' Versus Pro Rata Allocation, Terminology, and a Look Ahead

HB Litigation Conferences Audiocast

May 18, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Changing Politics of Asbestos Bankruptcies

Asbestos Bankruptcy Current Trends and Future Outlook Conference

October 06, 2010  |  New York, NY
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Bad Faith in the Investigation of Insurance Claims: Strategies for Pursuing and Defending Allegations of Insurer Misconduct

Strafford Teleconference/Webinar

July 29, 2010  |  New York, NY
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On the Rise Coverage Cases and the Claims Asserted

Chinese Drywall Litigation and Coverage Conference presented by HB Litigation Conferences

May 18, 2010  |  New Orleans, LA
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Evolving Trends and New and Changing Theories of Liability: 'Mixed Dust' Cases and Other Current Theories

ACI's 11th Annual Asbestos Claims Conference

May 10, 2010  |  Philadelphia, PA
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Claims Handling - How to Get Claims Paid During Difficult Economic Times

Orange County RIMS Chapter

May 04, 2010  |  Orange, CA
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Important Coverage Considerations For Chinese Drywall Claims

HB Litigation Teleconference: Chinese Drywall Litigation & Insurance Coverage Update

February 16, 2010  |  New York, NY
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Important Coverage Considerations for Chinese Drywall Claims

HB Litigation Conferences: Chinese Drywall Litigation & Insurance Coverage Update

November 11, 2009  |  New Orleans, LA
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Adopting an All Sums or Pro Rata Approach - Mock Oral Argument on Summary Judgment Motion

All Sums, Reallocation & Settlement Credits HB Litigation Conference

October 21, 2009  |  Philadelphia, PA
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All Sums v. Pro Rata: Allocating Damages in Insurance Claims -- Indemnification Strategies in Continuing Property Damage and Personal Injury Claims

Strafford Teleconference/Webinar

September 25, 2009  |  New York, NY
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D&O and Outcome of the Financial Crisis

RIMS Western Regional Conference

September 25, 2009  |  Seattle, WA
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Key Insurance Issues Impacting Asbestos Coverage

Anderson Kill's 12th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 17, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Recoveries in a Climate of Increased Environmental Enforcement

Anderson Kill's 12th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 17, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Bad Faith in Insurance Claims: Strategies for Prosecuting and Defending Against Claims of Insurer Misconduct

Strafford Publications Teleconference

July 15, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Litigating and Managing Asbestos Claims: Insurance and Claims Management

American Conference Institute's 10th National Advanced Forum

June 24, 2009  |  Philadelphia, PA
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Contractual Risk Transfer

Los Angeles RIMS Chapter Workshop

June 05, 2009  |  Los Angeles, CA
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D&O and E&O Insurance Claims in the Economic Downturn

Strafford Publications Teleconference

June 04, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage for Subprime Mortgage Lawsuits

Risk and Insurance Management Society 2009 National Conference & Exhibition

April 22, 2009  |  Orlando, FL
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Environmental Issues Facing Ports - Navigation and Dredging Issues

AAPA Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar

April 16, 2009  |  Baltimore, MD
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Closing the Deal on Property and Business Interruption Claims in the Wake of a Catastrophe

AAPA Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar

April 15, 2009  |  Baltimore, MD
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Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation

HB Litigation Conferences

March 11, 2009  |  Beverly Hills, CA
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California's Landmark Insurance Ruling in the Stringfellow Litigation: Indemnification Strategies in Continuing Property Damage and Personal Injury Claims

Strafford Publications Teleconference

March 04, 2009  |  New York, NY
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The Role of The Risk Management Consultant in Mergers and Acquisitions

Society of Risk Management Consultants

October 16, 2008  |  Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Helping CFOs/CEOs with M&A Due Diligence

Anderson Kill's 11th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 18, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Asbestos/Manufacturing

Anderson Kill's 11th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 18, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Issues In M&A Due Diligence

Strafford Publications Teleconference

September 02, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Bankruptcy Trust Updates, Claims Filing Crib Sheet, and New Carrier Strategies

BVR Legal/Mealey's Asbestos Teleconference

July 30, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Bad Faith Insurance Claims; Strategies for Prosecuting and Defending Against Claims of Insurer Misconduct

Strafford Publications Teleconference

June 11, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Considerations When Confronting Asbestos Bankruptcies

American Conference Institute: Asbestos Claims

May 15, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Helping CFOs/CEOs with M&A Due Diligence

Risk and Insurance Management Society

May 01, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Ethics in Claims Management

Risk and Insurance Management Society

April 28, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Standby Letters of Credit/Independent Bank Guarantees

Presentation to the United Nations Chief Procurement Officers

February 29, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Down The Road: Likely Trends

Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference

December 14, 2007  |  New York, NY
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Emerging Trends in Asbestos Coverage Litigation

Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation SuperConference

September 28, 2007  |  New York, NY
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Asbestos/Manufacturing - Insurance Coverage for Asbestos Property Damage Liability

Anderson Kill's 10th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 18, 2007  |  New York, NY
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How to Evaluate and Settle an Insurance Claim

RIMS Sacramento Chapter

September 11, 2007  |  Sacramento, CA
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Bankruptcy: Insurance Company Rights and Obligations

American Conference Institute: Asbestos Claims

June 21, 2007  |  New York, NY
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Current Insurance Issues in Asbestos Bankruptcy

Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference

June 07, 2007  |  New York, NY
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Doing Your Due Diligence: Evaluating the Current & Future Liability of Companies With Asbestos Liability

Mealey's Wall Street Teleconference: Asbestos

March 07, 2007  |  New York, NY
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Using Already Purchased Insurance Policies to Cover Environmental Liabilities

AAPA Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar

February 13, 2007  |  New York, NY
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Emerging Issues in Asbestos Coverage Litigation

Mealey's Asbestos Conference: The New Face of Asbestos Litigation

February 08, 2007  |  New York, NY
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The State of the Law And Successful Strategies Relating to Bad Faith Insurance Claims

Strafford Publications Teleconference

January 30, 2007  |  New York, NY
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How To Be A Better Expert Witness

Society of Risk Management Consultants

October 19, 2006  |  New York, NY
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So You Think You Have A Bad Faith Case?

Mealey’s Bad Faith Litigation Conference

September 21, 2006  |  New York, NY
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Asbestos/Manufacturing – Recent Developments/Hot Topics

Anderson Kill's 9th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 15, 2006  |  New York, NY
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Litigating, Settling and Managing Asbestos Claims

American Conference Institute

June 16, 2006  |  New York, NY
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How To Effectively Use 524(g) To Resolve Asbestos Liability

Mealey’s Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference

June 09, 2006  |  New York, NY
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A Complex Insurance Coverage Trial Primer

American Bar Association

February 17, 2006  |  New York, NY
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The Insurance Coverage Trial – Components of a Successful Case

Mealey's Fundamentals of Insurance Coverage

February 14, 2006  |  New York, NY
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Evaluating the Gap Between Asbestos Liabilities and Coverage in Mergers and Bankruptcies

Mealey's Wall Street Forum: Asbestos

February 09, 2006  |  New York, NY
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Exclusions/Causation Regarding Katrina/Rita Losses

Anderson Kill's 8th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

December 13, 2005  |  New Orleans, LA
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Katrina/Rita Damages: Recouping Your Losses With An Aggressive Insurance Recovery Program

Hurricane Insurance Recovery Conference

November 09, 2005  |  New Orleans, LA
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Pollution, Contamination and Mold Exclusions and Causation

Hurricane Insurance Recovery Conference

November 09, 2005  |  New Orleans, LA
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Insurance Company Standing in Asbestos Bankruptcies

American Conference Institute

April 05, 2005  |  New York, NY
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Asbestos Litigation

American Conference Institute's 5th National Forum on Asbestos Litigation

February 16, 2005  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Company Standing in Asbestos Bankruptcies

Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference

December 06, 2004  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Issues and Risk Planning

2004 Intellectual Property Summit

December 02, 2004  |  New York, NY
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Evaluating the Gap Between Asbestos Liabilities and Coverage in Mergers and Bankruptcies

LexisNexis Wall Street Forum: Asbestos

April 20, 2004  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage Litigation

Westchester CPCU Chapter

November 30, 2003  |  Westchester, NY
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Unraveling the Mystery of Insurance Coverage for Employee Dishonesty

Insurance Issues Confronting Larger Financial Institutions, Manufacturers and Service Providers: The Plaintiff's Attorney’s Viewpoint

November 20, 2003  |  New York, NY
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How to Use Bad Faith Effectively as Leverage

National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) Insurance Seminar

September 19, 2003  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Recoveries for Present Liabilities and Future Payments

Euro Legal- London: Asbestos Claims & Litigation

April 29, 2003  |  New York, NY
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Bankruptcy: The Insurance Implications

Mealey's Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues for Practitioners

January 17, 2003  |  New York, NY
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No Time Like the Present: Present Insurance Recoveries For Pending and Future Asbestos Claims

December 01, 2002  |  New York, NY
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Fool Proof or Fool’s Gold? All This and Heaven Too

Brownfields 2002

November 13, 2002  |  New York, NY
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Impact of London Market’s Document Requirements

American Conference Institute

October 08, 2002  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage for Asbestos Liabilities

Anderson Kill's 4th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 27, 2002  |  New York, NY
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Business Interruption Claims After September 11th

American Conference Institute

March 11, 2002  |  New York, NY
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The Terrorism Claims: Looking Back and Looking Forward

American Conference Institute: Business Interruption Insurance

March 11, 2002  |  New York, NY
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Litigating Insurance Coverage Disputes in Bankruptcy

American Bar Association

March 02, 2002  |  New York, NY
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Untapped Insurance for Asbestos Liabilities

American Management Association – Policyholder Advisor Conference

February 07, 2002  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage: High-Technology Issues

Computer Law Association, Cyberspace Camp

February 02, 2002  |  New York, NY
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Complex Insurance Claims: A Legal Tactical and Practical Approach

American Conference Institute

May 03, 2001  |  New York, NY
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E-Commerce Claims - Is There Insurance Coverage

RIMS Washington Chapter 36th Annual All Industry Day

March 13, 2001  |  Seattle, WA
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Recovering From Fraud Losses

American Management Association - Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 21, 2000  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage: High-Tech Issues

The Computer Law Association and Santa Clara University School of Law Cyberspacecamp Conference

March 04, 2000  |  Santa Clara, CA
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Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Liabilities Under the 'Advertising Injury' Coverage Provision in Liability Insurance Policies

Practising Law Institute's Fifth Annual Institute for Intellectual Property Law

October 08, 1999  |  New York, NY
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Litigation Update

American Management Association: Policyholder Advisor Conference

June 11, 1999  |  New York, NY
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Trying an Insurance Coverage Case

American Management Association - Policyholder Advisor Conference

June 11, 1999  |  New York, NY
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Recovering From Fraud Losses

American Management Association: Policyholder Advisor Conference

June 11, 1999  |  New York, NY
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High-Tech Insurance Issues: Insurance Coverage For Intellectual Property Liabilities Under The 'Advertising Injury' Coverage Provision in Liability Insurance Policies

June 11, 1999  |  New York, NY
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Trying an Environmental Liability Insurance Coverage Case

Mealey's

May 01, 1999  |  Amelia Island, FL
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What Everyone Should Know About Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Claims But Was Afraid To Ask

37th Annual RIMS Conference

April 13, 1999  |  Dallas, TX
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What Every Intellectual Property Lawyer Should Know About Insurance Coverage But Was Afraid to Ask

February 24, 1999  |  Chicago, IL
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What Every Intellectual Property Lawyer Should Know About Insurance Coverage But Was Afraid to Ask

November 18, 1998  |  New York, NY
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Compelling Coverage for Copyright Claims - Insurance Coverage for Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Liabilities under the 'Advertising Injury' Coverage Provision in Liability Insurance Policies

RIMS 1998 Annual Conference

April 28, 1998  |  San Diego, CA
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Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Liabilities under the ‘Advertising Injury’ Coverage Provision in Liability Insurance Policies

First Annual Policyholder Conference

March 17, 1998  |  Charleston, SC
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Recovering From Fraud Losses

First Annual Policyholder Conference

March 15, 1998  |  Charleston, SC
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Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Liabilities Under the 'Advertising Injury' Coverage Provision in Liability Insurance Policies

Mealey's Trade Secret, Patent and Trademark Roundtable

December 05, 1997  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage For Intellectual Property Liability Under the ‘Advertising Injury’ Coverage Provision In Liability Insurance Policies

November 17, 1997  |  New York, NY
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Potential Liability Insurance Coverage for Wrongful Extractions Claims

1997 Mining Lawyers Conference

September 20, 1997  |  Charleston, SC
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Insurance Coverage for Copyright Violations, Trademark Infringement, Patent Infringement or ‘Piracy’

34th RIMS Annual Conference

April 22, 1996  |  Toronto, ON, Canada
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Claimant’s Strategies for Large Punitive Awards Including Calculations of Punitive Damages

American Conference Institute

March 26, 1996  |  New York, NY
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Fidelity Bonds: Recovering From Fraud Losses

Pennsylvania Bankers Roundtable

October 01, 1995  |  Philadelphia, PA
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One Billion Reform By New Insurance Regulations

Environmental Corporate Counsel Institute

May 02, 1995  |  New York, NY
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Bad Faith: 50 State Summary

American Conference Institute

April 07, 1995  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Claims and Litigation for Intellectual Property Disputes

American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section Committee on Intellectual Property

June 10, 1994  |  New York, NY
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Fidelity Bonds: Recovering From Fraud Losses

Andrews Continuing Education Institute

October 01, 1993  |  New York, NY
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Hidden Treasures In Untapped Insurance Resources

Corporate Legal Times' Corporate Insurance Protection Institute

September 01, 1993  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage for Copyright and Patent Infringement Actions

American Bar Association National Convention

August 06, 1993  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage for Environmental Claims

Kansas City Corporate Counsel Conference

June 19, 1992  |  Kansas City, MO

EDUCATION

Fordham, J.D., 1979
Fordham, B.S., 1976

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
Maryland

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits

United States Court of Military Appeals