John M. Leonard to Co-chair Anderson Kill’s Biometric Liability Group

  • May 8, 2023

Anderson Kill is pleased to announce that John M. Leonard, a shareholder in the firm’s New York office, has been appointed co-chair with Cort T. Malone of the firm’s Biometric Liability Group, a subpractice of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group.

As more states pass laws intending to protect biometric privacy, and court decisions favoring plaintiffs alleging violations of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) proliferate, insurance coverage disputes over BIPA liability have also multiplied. Anderson Kill’s Biometric Liability Group deploys members’ deep experience in litigation of coverage disputes under a full range of liability policies to focus on this area of burgeoning exposure.

John M. Leonard has recovered millions of dollars for policyholders in liability insurance coverage matters, including disputes over D&O and E&O defense and indemnity, general liability losses, environmental liability, and cyber liability, as well as BIPA liability.

Cort Malone, founder and co-chair of Anderson Kill’s Biometric Liability Group, commented, “John is a highly effective liability insurance litigator with a deep grasp of the policy language and insurance industry coverage defenses that come into play in biometric liability claims. I’m delighted to have him join me in building this practice and serving our clients pursuing coverage for biometric liability exposure.”

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