Profile

Ethan Middlebrooks is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's New York office, where he concentrates his practice in insurance recovery, exclusively on behalf of policyholders. He is a member of the firm's Construction Group and COVID Task Group.

Ethan has assisted numerous policyholders with insurance recovery on a range of matters, including first-party claims involving property and business interruption, and liability claims involving construction losses, D&O liability, educational management liability, and public officials' liability. His clients include companies in the real estate, construction and hospitality industries. A member of the firm's Covid-19 Task Group, he is part of a team that won a decision in New Hampshire state court finding that the presence of Covid-19 caused “direct physical loss or damage.”

Ethan joined Anderson Kill in August 2014. He took leave in 2015-16 to clerk for the Honorable R. David Proctor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, where he had previously served as a Judicial Intern in the summer of 2012. As a clerk in the Northern District of Alabama, Ethan frequently worked on cases involving claims pertaining to civil rights, municipal liability, employment and labor laws, and bankruptcy appeals, among other things.

While attending CUNY School of Law, Ethan was an Executive Articles Editor of the CUNY Law Review. He was also a fellow at the Center for Urban Environmental Reform, where he helped develop programs and scholarships focused on the challenges of regulating the urban environment. Also while in law school, he worked as a legal intern at the legal environment law group Earthjustice, and as an environmental justice legal intern at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

Speaking Engagements

Maximizing Insurance Recovery for Liability and Defect Claims in Construction

Anderson Kill / November 28, 2023

Property Damage Policies: Valuing Complex Claims, Avoiding Valuation Mistakes, Managing Policyholder Expectations

Strafford Publications / July 25, 2023

Publications

Underground Climate Change: Property Insurance Coverage for an Emerging Risk

Claims Journal / July 9, 2024

Who Gets Paid When the D&O Insurance Is Not Enough?

Risk Management Magazine / December 20, 2023

Consider Self-Help to Trigger Additional-Insured Status

Law360 / July 12, 2023

DEBUNKING INSURANCE COVERAGE MYTHS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Construction Industry Advisor / June 6, 2023

A Defective Precedent for “Defective Work” in Insurance Coverage

New York Law Journal / May 22, 2023

WHO’S PICKING UP THE TAB: RECOUPMENT FOR CONTAMINATION DAMAGES UNDER NEW YORK NAVIGATION LAW

Law.com / August 24, 2022

LESSONS FROM THE SURFSIDE CONDO COLLAPSE ONE YEAR LATER

Risk Management Magazine / June 30, 2022

SURFSIDE CONDO COLLAPSE: A 360-DEGREE INSURANCE COVERAGE ANALYSIS

Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation / February 28, 2022

TRANSFERRING RISK WITH CONTRACTS, INSURANCE COVERAGE AND SOMETIMES, LITIGATION

New York Law Journal / December 10, 2021

ADDITIONAL INSURED COVERAGE COULD HELP TARGETS OF SCAFFOLD LAW [N.Y. LABOR LAW §§ 240 AND 241] CLAIMS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / October 5, 2021

A 10-POINT CHECKLIST FOR TRANSFERRING RISK

Construction Executive / May 7, 2021

BUILDERS RISK POLICIES COVER COVID-19 CONSTRUCTION LOSSES

Law 360 / April 30, 2020

INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS OF THE STATE’S NEW CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS

New York Business Journal / May 31, 2017

GETTING THE FACTS STRAIGHT: FOIA OR SUBPOENA?

Commercial Litigation Advisor & Alert / December 16, 2016

News

Justices’ Pass On Fracking Coverage Unsurprising To Attys

January 29, 2024

Super Lawyers Recognizes 16 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2023

September 25, 2023

Anderson Kill Promotes Christina Yousef and Ethan W. Middlebrooks as Shareholder

January 5, 2023

Vermont Supreme Court rules that policyholder can seek coverage for “direct physical loss or damage” stemming from COVID-19

September 23, 2022

Harvard Says Insurer Played “Cat & Mouse” on Top Court Case

September 20, 2022

NH Medical Society Denounces Insurers’ COVID-19 Science

June 24, 2022

New Hampshire Superior Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment in Favor Schleicher and Stebbins Hotels in $100 Million Coronavirus Coverage Dispute

June 16, 2021

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Ethan W. Middlebrooks

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Profile

Ethan Middlebrooks is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's New York office, where he concentrates his practice in insurance recovery, exclusively on behalf of policyholders. He is a member of the firm's Construction Group and COVID Task Group.

Ethan has assisted numerous policyholders with insurance recovery on a range of matters, including first-party claims involving property and business interruption, and liability claims involving construction losses, D&O liability, educational management liability, and public officials' liability. His clients include companies in the real estate, construction and hospitality industries. A member of the firm's Covid-19 Task Group, he is part of a team that won a decision in New Hampshire state court finding that the presence of Covid-19 caused “direct physical loss or damage.”

Ethan joined Anderson Kill in August 2014. He took leave in 2015-16 to clerk for the Honorable R. David Proctor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, where he had previously served as a Judicial Intern in the summer of 2012. As a clerk in the Northern District of Alabama, Ethan frequently worked on cases involving claims pertaining to civil rights, municipal liability, employment and labor laws, and bankruptcy appeals, among other things.

While attending CUNY School of Law, Ethan was an Executive Articles Editor of the CUNY Law Review. He was also a fellow at the Center for Urban Environmental Reform, where he helped develop programs and scholarships focused on the challenges of regulating the urban environment. Also while in law school, he worked as a legal intern at the legal environment law group Earthjustice, and as an environmental justice legal intern at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

Speaking Engagements

Maximizing Insurance Recovery for Liability and Defect Claims in Construction

Anderson Kill / November 28, 2023

Property Damage Policies: Valuing Complex Claims, Avoiding Valuation Mistakes, Managing Policyholder Expectations

Strafford Publications / June 20, 2023

Publications

Underground Climate Change: Property Insurance Coverage for an Emerging Risk

Claims Journal / July 9, 2024

Who Gets Paid When the D&O Insurance Is Not Enough?

Risk Management Magazine / December 20, 2023

Consider Self-Help to Trigger Additional-Insured Status

Law360 / July 12, 2023

DEBUNKING INSURANCE COVERAGE MYTHS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Construction Industry Advisor / June 6, 2023

A Defective Precedent for “Defective Work” in Insurance Coverage

New York Law Journal / May 22, 2023

WHO’S PICKING UP THE TAB: RECOUPMENT FOR CONTAMINATION DAMAGES UNDER NEW YORK NAVIGATION LAW

Law.com / August 24, 2022

LESSONS FROM THE SURFSIDE CONDO COLLAPSE ONE YEAR LATER

Risk Management Magazine / June 30, 2022

SURFSIDE CONDO COLLAPSE: A 360-DEGREE INSURANCE COVERAGE ANALYSIS

Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation / February 28, 2022

TRANSFERRING RISK WITH CONTRACTS, INSURANCE COVERAGE AND SOMETIMES, LITIGATION

New York Law Journal / December 10, 2021

ADDITIONAL INSURED COVERAGE COULD HELP TARGETS OF SCAFFOLD LAW [N.Y. LABOR LAW §§ 240 AND 241] CLAIMS

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / October 5, 2021

A 10-POINT CHECKLIST FOR TRANSFERRING RISK

Construction Executive / May 7, 2021

BUILDERS RISK POLICIES COVER COVID-19 CONSTRUCTION LOSSES

Law 360 / April 30, 2020

INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS OF THE STATE’S NEW CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS

New York Business Journal / May 31, 2017

GETTING THE FACTS STRAIGHT: FOIA OR SUBPOENA?

Commercial Litigation Advisor & Alert / December 16, 2016

News

Justices’ Pass On Fracking Coverage Unsurprising To Attys

January 29, 2024

Super Lawyers Recognizes 16 Anderson Kill Attorneys in 2023

September 25, 2023

Anderson Kill Promotes Christina Yousef and Ethan W. Middlebrooks as Shareholder

January 5, 2023

Vermont Supreme Court rules that policyholder can seek coverage for “direct physical loss or damage” stemming from COVID-19

September 23, 2022

Harvard Says Insurer Played “Cat & Mouse” on Top Court Case

September 20, 2022

NH Medical Society Denounces Insurers’ COVID-19 Science

June 24, 2022

New Hampshire Superior Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment in Favor Schleicher and Stebbins Hotels in $100 Million Coronavirus Coverage Dispute

June 16, 2021

Awards & Honors
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars 2023
Education
  • City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, J.D.
  • Cornell University, B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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