Profile

James A. Goodridge is an attorney in Anderson Kill's New York office.  He focuses his practice on commercial litigation and insurance recovery, and regularly counsels corporate and individual policyholders in coverage disputes in state and federal court.  James’ experience includes helping asset management firms pursue defense costs, assisting manufacturers in recovering investigation and remediation expenses, and advising retailers and hoteliers regarding coverage related to multidistrict litigation.

Formerly, James was a Summer Law Clerk at Anderson Kill, and a litigation associate at an AmLaw 100 firm.  Before joining Anderson Kill, James was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Stewart D. Aaron of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Leonard Livote of the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division.

During law school, James was an Article and Notes editor on the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, a contributor on the Labor Relations & Employment Law Society, and a member of the Black Law Students Association.  James also competed on the Moot Court Honor Society, where he won several awards for oral argument and brief writing at various inter- and intra-school competitions, and ultimately received the Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy Award for Excellence in Moot Court.  James also served as a Teaching Assistant with the Ronald H. Brown Law School Preparatory Program for College Students, and student-taught a “street-law” course at a public high school in Queens. James received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Legal Writing II and was a member of the Dean's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion.

Memberships

Metropolitan Black Bar Association
The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
New York State Bar Association
National Bar Association - Insurance Law Section
National African American Insurance Association

Personal

James has experience volunteering with Winter Special Olympics, Harlem Children's Zone, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, and the Onondaga Public Library.

Publications

Intense Storm Season Looms: Policyholders Need to Prepare

AK Alert / July 5, 2024

Review of Cyber Coverage Developments From 2023 — A Policyholder’s Perspective

Westlaw Today / March 1, 2024

Will Insurance Come To The Rescue In Biometric Data Handling Claims? New Privacy Laws Could Be Kryptonite for Liability Coverage

Risk & Insurance / June 15, 2023

ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT SAYS BIPA CLAIMANTS HAVE FIVE YEARS TO BRING CLAIMS

Anderson Kill Policyholder Alert / February 9, 2023

A REVIEW OF CYBER COVERAGE DECISIONS FROM 2022: A POLICYHOLDER’S PERSPECTIVE

New York Law Journal / January 26, 2023

Insurance Implications of NYC’s Biometric Information Law

Risk Management Magazine (RMM) / September 27, 2021

INSURANCE COVERAGE IMPLICATIONS FOR NEW YORK CITY’S NEW BIOMETRIC INFORMATION LAW

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / July 12, 2021

MANAGING RISK OF LIABILITY STEMMING FROM BIOMETRIC TECH AND PRIVACY LAWS

Corporate Counsel Business Journal (CCBJ) / May 27, 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

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENTS EMPLOYERS CAN EXPECT UNDER THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 26, 2021

Speaking Engagements

Maximizing Insurance Recovery for Liability and Defect Claims in Construction

Anderson Kill / November 28, 2023

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

Anderson Kill / April 22, 2021

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James A. Goodridge

Attorney , New York

Profile

James A. Goodridge is an attorney in Anderson Kill's New York office.  He focuses his practice on commercial litigation and insurance recovery, and regularly counsels corporate and individual policyholders in coverage disputes in state and federal court.  James’ experience includes helping asset management firms pursue defense costs, assisting manufacturers in recovering investigation and remediation expenses, and advising retailers and hoteliers regarding coverage related to multidistrict litigation.

Formerly, James was a Summer Law Clerk at Anderson Kill, and a litigation associate at an AmLaw 100 firm.  Before joining Anderson Kill, James was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Stewart D. Aaron of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Leonard Livote of the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division.

During law school, James was an Article and Notes editor on the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, a contributor on the Labor Relations & Employment Law Society, and a member of the Black Law Students Association.  James also competed on the Moot Court Honor Society, where he won several awards for oral argument and brief writing at various inter- and intra-school competitions, and ultimately received the Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy Award for Excellence in Moot Court.  James also served as a Teaching Assistant with the Ronald H. Brown Law School Preparatory Program for College Students, and student-taught a “street-law” course at a public high school in Queens. James received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Legal Writing II and was a member of the Dean's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion.

Memberships

Metropolitan Black Bar Association
The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
New York State Bar Association
National Bar Association - Insurance Law Section
National African American Insurance Association

Personal

James has experience volunteering with Winter Special Olympics, Harlem Children's Zone, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, and the Onondaga Public Library.

Publications

Intense Storm Season Looms: Policyholders Need to Prepare

AK Alert / July 5, 2024

Review of Cyber Coverage Developments From 2023 — A Policyholder’s Perspective

Westlaw Today / March 1, 2024

Will Insurance Come To The Rescue In Biometric Data Handling Claims? New Privacy Laws Could Be Kryptonite for Liability Coverage

Risk & Insurance / June 15, 2023

ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT SAYS BIPA CLAIMANTS HAVE FIVE YEARS TO BRING CLAIMS

Anderson Kill Policyholder Alert / February 9, 2023

A REVIEW OF CYBER COVERAGE DECISIONS FROM 2022: A POLICYHOLDER’S PERSPECTIVE

New York Law Journal / January 26, 2023

Insurance Implications of NYC’s Biometric Information Law

Risk Management Magazine (RMM) / September 27, 2021

INSURANCE COVERAGE IMPLICATIONS FOR NEW YORK CITY’S NEW BIOMETRIC INFORMATION LAW

Policyholder Advisor & Alert / July 12, 2021

MANAGING RISK OF LIABILITY STEMMING FROM BIOMETRIC TECH AND PRIVACY LAWS

Corporate Counsel Business Journal (CCBJ) / May 27, 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

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENTS EMPLOYERS CAN EXPECT UNDER THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 26, 2021

Speaking Engagements

Maximizing Insurance Recovery for Liability and Defect Claims in Construction

Anderson Kill / November 28, 2023

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

Anderson Kill / April 22, 2021

Education
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
  • Le Moyne College, B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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