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Anderson Kill’s Insurance Recovery Practices Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA 2024; Nine Attorneys in Four Regional Offices Ranked

  • June 10, 2024

Chambers USA Guide has ranked Anderson Kill’s national insurance recovery practice among top policyholder-side insurance dispute resolution practices for the nineteenth consecutive year.  The firm’s New York practice was ranked in the top band for insurance dispute resolution; the New Jersey practice moved from Band 3 to Band 2 for insurance; and the Pennsylvania practice was ranked for the first time.

 

According to a client cited by Chambers, Anderson Kill’s national practice is “a high quality team capable of handling multiparty disputes and taking on coverage matters in diverse areas such as asbestos liability, bodily injury, data breach and financial lines.”  A client says of the national practice, “The team is very knowledgeable and thorough, demonstrating excellent communication and understanding of client expectations.”

Of Anderson Kill’s New York practice, Chambers writes, “Its outstanding trial capabilities are backed up by a ready command of all types of coverage, from major environmental and asbestos claims to data breaches and property damage.”  A Chambers client deems the New York practice “a strong and well-coordinated team that provides incredibly prompt responses.”   The New Jersey practice, according to clients, is “extremely responsive” and “very knowledgeable on current law and market trends.”  A Pennsylvania client finds the PA practice “fantastic at handling complex matters delicately.”

Chambers USA 2024 Guide ranks nine Anderson Kill insurance recovery attorneys as leaders in their field. The firm congratulates Carrie DiCanio, ranked for the first time, in Band 1 in Colorado. Carrie opened Anderson Kill’s office in Denver in June 2021. Ranked attorneys are as follows.

 

Robert M. Horkovich - Insurance:  Dispute Resolution:  Policyholder (National and New York)

William G. Passannante - Insurance:  Dispute Resolution:  Policyholder (National and New York)

Finley T. Harckham - Insurance:  Dispute Resolution:  Policyholder (New York)

Joshua Gold - Insurance:  Dispute Resolution:  Policyholder (New York)

Rhonda D. Orin - Insurance, Policyholder (District of Columbia)

Pamela D. Hans - Insurance (Pennsylvania)

Robert D. Chesler - Insurance (New Jersey)

Steven J. Pudell - Insurance (New Jersey)

Carrie Maylor DiCanio – Insurance (Colorado)

 

Chambers reports that Robert Horkovich, Anderson Kill’s managing shareholder and chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group, “is held in high regard for his substantial expertise in representing policyholders in complex coverage disputes including asbestos and business interruption cases. He has also taken several cases to state supreme courts.”  A client notes, ”Robert is a fantastic lawyer with extraordinary competence in insurance recoveries.” Another deems him “a fount of knowledge and very client oriented.”

Chambers writes that William Passannante is “noted for his strengths in D&O, product liability and asbestos insurance claims.”  According to a client, Bill “knows the insurance space inside out.”

Finley Harckham, says a client, “is a wonderful leader and attorney with great people skills.“

According to Chambers,  Joshua Gold, chair of Anderson Kill’s Cyber Insurance Recovery Group,  ”exhibits significant expertise representing policyholder clients in major recovery claims relating to cybersecurity. ”  Josh “is great on cyber losses,” opines a client.

In the firm’s Washington, D.C. practice, clients dub Rhonda Orin “exceptional” and “an excellent lawyer.”

In the New Jersey practice, a client says of managing shareholder Steven Pudell, “Steve is a gentleman of the highest order. He amazed me with his attitude of calm levelheadedness in all situations. When dealing with complex and nuanced matters of law he has an intuitive grasp of strategy and practice.”

A client calls of Robert Chesler “the best policy coverage lawyer in the state,” while another dubs him  “one of the few lawyers I don't question.”

Of Pamela Hans, managing shareholder in Philadelphia, PA, one client declares that Pam is “a superb litigator... super responsive with an excellent knowledge of complex technical claims.” Another calls Pam “incredibly knowledgeable, practical and very business minded about what a carrier's bottom line might be.”

Carrie DiCanio, managing shareholder in Colorado “is thoughtful, knowledgeable and professional,” according to one client. Another says, ““Carrie is able to guide us through complex and sensitive issues with an eye on overall financial cost as well as the value of possible reputational harm.”

For more information, please see the Chambers USA 2024 Guide listing for Anderson Kill.

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