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Legal 2015 Awards - Corporate LiveWire
Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances
Global Law Experts Recommended Firm
Global Law Experts Recommended Attorney
The American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC) Fellow

Curriculum Vitae

Rich is one of the firm’s four founding partners and has served as co-managing partner since the firm’s inception.  He concentrates his practice on insurance and insurance related matters involving issues such as insurance coverage analysis and disputes, cyber security and breach response, mass tort, multi-district litigation, and professional liability defense. His work spans a range of industries, including construction, pharmaceutical, product manufacturing, technology, legal and insurance

He believes that key to being an effective attorney is to thoroughly understand your client’s business as well as the issues at hand.  Only then can you reduce the complex to something simple and understandable. He has the foresight to provide early and effective evaluations of cases and provides clients with realistic strategies to reach their goals. The business of Insurance can be a complicated and confusing. Rich’s experience in insurance and insurance related matters as well as his attention to detail puts his clients’ at ease, knowing they are receiving high quality representation on everything from smaller matters to bet the company cases.

He has been lead counsel representing “market” interests in matters involving multiple carriers; has been lead in multi-district litigation disputes, and has been named annually to the best lawyers in New York and New Jersey.  Rich has also achieved international acclaim for his work in reinsurance and has been regularly listed in the Global Law Experts Handbook for Insurance and Reinsurance and has been named as a New York Super Lawyer annually for many years. 


  • University of Miami, J.D., 1975, cum laude
    • Cartoon editor of law school student newspaper
    • Winner of Am Jur book award in commercial law
  • University of Miami, B.B.A., 1972
    • Degree in Finance
    • Minors in Art and Marketing


  • Bar
    • Florida
    • New Jersey
    • New York
  • Court
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

In addition to the above, Rich has been admitted Pro Hac Vice on numerous cases in some 10 other states