Dennis J. Nolan, a shareholder in Anderson Kill's New York office and chair of the firm's Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group, concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and restructuring and insurance recovery. Mr. Nolan has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors’ committees and unsecured creditors in complex chapter 11 reorganizations. In many cases, his practice sits at the nexus of bankruptcy and insurance, as insurance is often a key asset in bankruptcy.
Mr. Nolan has represented clients including a major financial services institution in an Errors and Omissions and Directors' & Officers' insurance dispute in connection with a bankrupt subsidiary; a leading technology company in London arbitration of an insurance coverage dispute hinging on policy periods; and "feeder fund" defendants in the Madoff bankruptcy. In the Madoff litigation, Mr. Nolan is a part of a team that has taken the lead among multiple defendants on a novel issue of law; whether the Securities Investor Protection Act and other securities laws alter the good faith defense under section 548(c) of the Bankruptcy Code to an actual fraudulent transfer claim. Mr. Nolan has also handled diverse matters in commercial litigation, including copyright infringement, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims against officers and directors, and antitrust. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, he has provided pro bono counsel to homeowners who suffered property damage in the storm. In prior years, he also had significant responsibility for claims filed with the September 11th Victims' Compensation Fund.
Mr. Nolan is co-chair of the firm's Financial Services Industry Group and is a frequent contributor to the group's blog. He is also a member of Anderson Kill's Foreign Investment Recovery Practice group.
"Insurance Coverage and Bankruptcy at the Crossroads: What You Should Know," Enforce: The Insurance Policy Enforcement Journal, Volume 12, Issue I (2014) (with Marshall Gilinsky)
Winning Over the Client-Partner: Outgrowing the Nervous Newbie (co-author), 28 Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 40, March 2009.
"At The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Insurance," 17th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference, Financial Services Industry Breakout Session: Important Issues Affecting Key Industries, New York, NY (October 17, 2013) (with Marshall Gilinsky)
"The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Insurance Law: A Roadmap to Preserving & Asserting Rights," City Bar Center for CLE, New York, NY (October 10, 2013) (with Marshall Gilinsky)
"Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Arkison Ruling," Law360 (June 9, 2014)
"The Intersection of Insurance and Bankruptcy," Risk & Insurance magazine (January 22, 2014)
New York County Lawyers Association, American Bankruptcy Institute
Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (Dean's List)
Fordham University College of Rose Hill, B.A.