Stephen D. Palley, Litigator and Insurance Recovery Attorney, Joins Anderson Kill's Washington, D.C. Office


Stephen D. Palley, a litigator and insurance recovery attorney with a long history of success in high-stakes construction insurance coverage litigation, has joined Anderson Kill's Washington, D.C. office as Counsel. He comes to Anderson Kill from his solo practice, Palley Law LLC, based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Palley has represented owners, general contractors, construction managers and others in connection with insurance transactions and litigation involving construction projects valued at tens of billions of dollars throughout the United States. He has handled litigation of construction insurance 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.

In addition to representing clients in litigation, Mr. Palley works with technology clients on an array of issues associated with business creation, software and other product design, licensing, development and ideation, as well as ongoing risk management and avoidance. Conversant in software development, he is able to help technology clients shape their products in concert with legal requirements and strategies. Engagements have varied from digital advertising platforms to advising on blockchain based business solutions. On the insurance front, his technological know-how equips him to help clients manage cyber risk and obtain appropriate cyber insurance protection.

Mr. Palley 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. He has been recognized as a Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in Construction Litigation.

A regular speaker and writer on construction insurance-related topics, he is the lead editor and contributing author of Construction Insurance and contributing author of Fundamentals of Construction Law, treatises published by the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry.

"At Anderson Kill, we've had a longstanding respect for Stephen's work in insurance coverage litigation. Learning about his tech savvy and ability to help clients manage technological risk was an added bonus," said Robert M. Horkovich, Anderson Kill's managing shareholder. "We know Stephen will add depth and creativity to our D.C. practice, and we're delighted to welcome him aboard."

"For insurance recovery attorneys, Anderson Kill has long been recognized as the A-team," Mr. Palley commented. "The devotion to policyholders' interests and lack of conflicts in the insurance arena are empowering. Joining Anderson Kill feels like coming home," he added.

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

About Anderson Kill

Anderson Kill practices law in the areas of Insurance Recovery, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Estate, 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 for Client Service and Commercial Awareness, 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 Ventura, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Washington, DC, and Newark, NJ.

For more information, please contact:

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