Anderson Kill Names Stephen D. Palley a Partner in Washington, D.C.


Anderson Kill is pleased to announce that Stephen D. Palley, a litigator in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office has been promoted to partner.


Mr. Palley, who joined Anderson Kill in April of 2016 in an of counsel capacity, focuses his practice on litigation, trial practice and insurance recovery. He also has deep experience in software design and development and is well-known in the cryptocurrency community.

Mr. Palley is co-chair of Anderson Kill's recently launched Blockchain and Virtual Currency group, a cross-disciplinary team that counsels businesses in these emerging technologies across the full spectrum of their legal needs, including litigation, insurance coverage, tax, intellectual property, corporate/transactional and employment law.

In 19 years of litigation experience, Mr. Palley has handled construction insurance disputes and other insurance disputes in state and federal courts across the United States, along with a broad range of commercial litigation, products liability and other matters.He has represented owners, general contractors, construction managers and others in insurance transactions and coverage litigation in connection with construction projects collectively worth tens of billions of dollars. He is a fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extra Contractual Counsel, an invitation-only association of preeminent insurance coverage lawyers with a minimum of 15 years practice experience.

In addition to representing clients in litigation, Mr. Palley works with technology clients on a broad range of issues associated with business creation, product design, licensing, development and ideation, as well as litigation and ongoing risk management and avoidance.

"Stephen has a dynamic and diverse practice and has been a pathbreaker for us on the technology front," said Robert M. Horkovich, Anderson Kill's managing shareholder. "Very few are as knowledgeable about the complex issues surrounding Blockchain and cryto-currencies as Stephen. He is and will be the authority to which clients in this fast emerging area will and should turn. Stephen is creative and thinks outside the box. Anderson Kill is delighted to welcome Stephen into the ranks of our partners."

Mr. Palley holds a J.D. from Washington University School of Law, an M.A. from the University of Delaware, and a B.A., cum laude from Tufts University. He is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., New York and Missouri.

About Anderson Kill

Anderson Kill practices law in the areas of Insurance Recovery, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Estates, Trusts and Tax Services, Corporate and Securities, Antitrust, Banking and Lending, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Real Estate and Construction, Foreign Investment Recovery, Public Law, Government Affairs, Employment and Labor Law, Captive Insurance, Intellectual Property, Corporate Tax, Hospitality, and Health Reform. Recognized nationwide by Chambers USA and best-known for its work in insurance recovery, the firm represents policyholders only in insurance coverage disputes - with no ties to insurance companies and has no conflicts of interest. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofits as well as personal estates. Based in New York City, the firm also has offices in Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Washington, DC, Newark, NJ and Los Angeles, CA.

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Carol A. Ueckerman
Communications/Marketing Manager
Anderson Kill
(212) 278-1339