- Business Interruption Insurance Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.

Finley T. Harckham

Shareholder
New York

Finley Harckham is a senior litigation shareholder in the New York office of Anderson Kill and serves on the firm's Executive Committee.

Finley regularly represents and advises corporate policyholders and other entities in insurance coverage matters. He has successfully litigated, arbitrated and settled hundreds of complex coverage claims. His areas of particular focus include property loss, environmental, business interruption, directors and officers liability, construction, professional liability, aviation liability, cyber and general liability claims.

Finley also founded two Anderson Kill non-legal subsidiaries: Anderson Kill Insurance Services, LLC, and Anderson Kill Loss Advisors, LLC. Those companies provide insurance consulting and property and business interruption loss quantification and settlement services.

Finley also has extensive experience in the field of international arbitration. His arbitration clients include government contractors, consumer products companies and manufacturers which Anderson Kill has represented in a wide range of disputes involving, among other things, service contracts, the purchase and sale of components, raw materials and products, and licensing agreements. He has successfully prosecuted and defended arbitrations in European countries and the United States under the London Arbitration Act, and the AAA, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration rules.

Since 2009, Finley has been recognized by Super Lawyers for Insurance Coverage. In addition, since 2012, he has been recognized by Chambers USA for policyholder insurance dispute resolution in New York and has been described as "a tenacious litigator and a real gentleman" and "reasonable, confident and as adept at taking a hard line as he is at finding workable compromises." Legal 500 USA also recognized Finley for insurance advice to policyholders and has described him as being a "leading practitioner in the field of insurance and reinsurance for natural disasters."

Finley is a member of the firm's Hospitality Industry Practice Group.

 


     
     
     

 

Professional Memberships

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; International Bar Association

Association Memberships

Associated General Contractors Association of Connecticut
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Rapid Response to Maximize Insurance Recovery After Hurricanes
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | August 27, 2020
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Key Decisions and Strategies in Pursuit of Insurance for Losses from COVID-19
Corporate Counsel Business Journal (CCBJ) | August 24, 2020
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Tips for Pursuing Insurance Claims for Losses from COVID-19
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | May 28, 2020
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Rapid Response - Maximize Insurance Recovery after Hurricanes
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | October 25, 2018
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Property Insurance Allocation When Storms Strike Back-to-Back
Risk Management Magazine | August 02, 2018
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Understanding Post-Storm Business Interruption Coverage
Risk Management Magazine | November 06, 2017
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What Counsel Must Do to Maximize Insurance Coverage
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel | December 01, 2015
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Are your companies' insurance policies governed by New York law - and should you care?
International Bar Association, North American Regional Forum Newsletter | September 01, 2015
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Contracts With Insurance Brokers: Do’s and Don’ts
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | August 28, 2015
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Ensuring Insurance Recovery After a Hurricane Loss
Risk Management Magazine | May 01, 2015
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A wave of insurance coverage issues after Superstorm Sandy
PropertyCasualty360 | September 15, 2014
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Arbitration Clauses Can Make Dispute Resolution Arbitrary
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel | July 15, 2014
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Tough Love Gets Claims Paid
National Underwriter, Property Casualty 360 | June 25, 2014
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Counsel’s Role In Insurance Risk Management
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel | April 30, 2013
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How to Get Your Insurance Claim Paid Quickly
Constructor Magazine | February 01, 2013
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Securing Insurance Recoveries for Hurricane Sandy Property and Business Interruption Coverage Claims
Thomson Reuters News & Insight, New York Legal | November 21, 2012
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Ten Tips for Pursuing Insurance and Bond Claims After Construction Accidents
Real Estate & Construction Advisor & Alert | July 20, 2012
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Water, Water Everywhere … But Is It Covered?
The John Liner Review | August 08, 2011
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The Unseen Endorsement in Business Interruption
Risk & Insurance Magazine | July 01, 2011
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Water, Water Everywhere ... But is it Covered?
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | June 17, 2011
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Insurance Coverage for BP Oil Spill Claims
Thomson Reuters | November 30, 2010
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Insurance Coverage for Gulf Oil Spill Claim
Westlaw Journal | September 23, 2010
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Insurance Recoveries For The Gulf Oil Disaster
Corporate Counsel | August 05, 2010
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Insurance Recoveries For The Gulf Oil Disaster
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | July 07, 2010
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Protecting D&O Claims from Rejection
American Banker | April 20, 2009
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Make Sure You're Under The Umbrella - Beware the Anti-concurrent Causation Clause in Your Property and Business Interruption Coverage
Financial Week | July 30, 2007
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Income Loss Insurance Coverage for Businesses in the Frozen Zone
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | July 24, 2007
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Important Developments in Insurance Claims Handling Practices
Healthcare Liability & Litigation | June 07, 2007
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Coverage for Disrupted Business Relationships In The Storm Battered Gulf Coast
Corporate Counsel | February 01, 2006
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Beware of an Insurer's Reservation of Rights
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | January 01, 2006
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Securing a Full Insurance Recovery After Natural Disasters
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | September 01, 2004
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Only 25 Percent of Policyholders Have Purchased Terrorist Coverage Under the Terrorist Risk Insurance Act. Here is Why
Corporate Counsel | May 01, 2003
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Wag the Dog: How Allocation Determines Recovery for Long-Tail Losses
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | February 01, 2000
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Choice of Law: Has the Value of Your Insurance Been Left to Chance?
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | February 01, 1998
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Navigating the Murky Waters of Marine Cargo Insurance
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | May 01, 1997
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COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance: Coverage Issues and Exclusions

Strafford Publications

September 01, 2020  |  New York, NY
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COVID19: Your Insurance Company Denied Your Claim, So Now What?

Anderson Kill

August 17, 2020  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage and Claims Preparation Resulting from COVID-19

American Association of Port Authorities

May 29, 2020  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Recovery for Pandemic Losses

Eisner Amper

May 20, 2020  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage and Claims Preparation Resulting from COVID-19

Anderson Kill and National Fire Adjustment Co., Inc.

May 15, 2020  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage Stemming from the Coronavirus

American Association of Port Authorities

May 04, 2020  |  New York, NY
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COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance: Coverage Issues and Exclusions

Strafford Publications

April 22, 2020  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage for Losses Stemming from the Coronavirus

Anderson Kill

March 26, 2020  |  New York, New York
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Insurance Coverage for Losses Stemming from the Coronavirus

Anderson Kill

March 25, 2020  |  New York, New York
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Class Action Litigation Insurance Coverage: Avoiding Exclusions and Denials of Coverage

Strafford Publications

March 11, 2020  |  New York, NY
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Getting the Most: Successful Strategies for Resolving Insurance Claims

Anderson Kill's 23rd Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference "Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery"

November 06, 2019  |  New York, NY
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In-House Litigation Counsel's Role in Insurance Claims and Risk Management

Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia 2019 In-House Conference

April 24, 2019  |  Philadelphia, PA
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You've Been Served . . . Can You Recover Your Subpoena Compliance Costs Through Your Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Policy?

Anderson Kill's 22nd Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'

November 01, 2018  |  New York, NY
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In-House Counsel's Role in Insurance Risk Management

Anderson Kill's 22nd Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'

November 01, 2018  |  New York, NY
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In-House Counsel's Role in Insurance Risk Management

Association of Corporate Counsel 2018 National Conference

October 23, 2018  |  Austin, TX
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Contingent Business Interruption Coverage for Losses from Hurricanes and Major Storms

Anderson Kill’s 21st Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference “Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery”, Breakout Session: Important Issues Affecting Key Industries

November 09, 2017  |  New York, NY
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That Consumer Class Action Suit You're Defending May Be Covered by Insurance

Anderson Kill's 21st Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference "Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery"

November 09, 2017  |  New York, NY
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First-Party Property and Business Interruption Coverage After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Strafford Publications

October 25, 2017  |  New York, NY
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In-House Counsel's Role in Managing Enterprise Risk

Anderson Kill and Association of Corporate Counsel of Connecticut

September 14, 2017  |  Hartford, CT
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Construction OCIP/CCIP Insurance Programs: Potential Coverage Gaps and Other Coverage Pitfalls

Strafford Publications, Inc.

April 04, 2017  |  New York, NY
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Builder's Risk Coverage for Construction Defects and Accidents Caused by Defective Workmanship

Strafford Publications, Inc.

January 26, 2017  |  New York, NY
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Coverage For Contractual Liability

Anderson Kill's 20th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

November 11, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Important Coverage Issues Relating to Complex Construction Losses

First Party Claims Conference

October 19, 2016  |  Warwick, RI
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Planning for Chaos

Anderson Kill and WCD Group

October 06, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Liability for Lead Contamination of Water Supplies: Is It Covered by Insurance?

International Municipal Lawyers Association

September 30, 2016  |  San Diego, CA
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Ten Tips for Getting Claims Paid

RIMS Upstate New York Chapter

May 17, 2016  |  Henrietta, NY
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Managing an International Contracts Portfolio

ACC National Mid-Year Conference

April 11, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Construction OCIP/CCIP Insurance Programs: Potential Coverage Gaps and Other Coverage Pitfalls

Strafford Publications, Inc. Live Webinar

April 05, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Emerging Legal Issues in Risk Management

Connecticut Valley RIMS/CPCU Joint Meeting

March 10, 2016  |  East Hartford, CT
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Analyzing Coverage Under Contractors' Pollution Liability Policies, Navigating Pollution Exclusions in CGL & PL Policies

Strafford Publications Construction Pollution Insurance Coverage Webinar

March 01, 2016  |  NY, New York
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In-House Counsel's Role in Managing Enterprise Risk

Strafford Publications

February 24, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Can I Sue? Your Policy May Not Allow It!

Anderson Kill's 19th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'

October 29, 2015  |  New York, NY
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Good Faith Claims Handling - What is It?

National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters

October 20, 2015  |  Warwick, RI
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Risk Management Issues: Loss Mitigation Strategies for Port Authorities

Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar

April 07, 2015  |  New Orleans, LA
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Insurance Trends and Loss Mitigation Strategies

American Association of Port Authorities

October 08, 2014  |  Philadelphia, PA
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High Value Complex Claims: A Difference in Kind or Degree?

5th Annual WIND Regional Symposium

May 09, 2014  |  Newark, NJ
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Sandy Fallout: Important Coverage Issues Arising from Sandy

Anderson Kill's 17th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 17, 2013  |  New York, NY
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Understanding the Mechanisms & Tools for Protecting Your Business Through Contractual Risk Transfer

South Florida ACC Chapter (Miami) Conference

May 17, 2013  |  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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Business Interruption and Other Legal Coverage Issues Post Superstorm Sandy: The More You Know

AKO's New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference

April 18, 2013  |  Iselin, NJ
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Property and Business Interruption Losses: Superstorm Sandy

Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. 2nd Annual Policyholder Conference

February 12, 2013  |  New York , NY
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Business Interruption Coverage and Claims After Superstorm Sandy Webinar

FC&S Legal: The Insurance Coverage Law Information Center

December 11, 2012  |  New York, NY
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Superstorm Sandy Insurance Coverage & Claims

Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. and Advisen

November 16, 2012  |  New York, NY
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What Every Insurance Professional Should Know About Insurance Coverage

NJ RIMS PERK Chapter 4th Annual Risk Management Day

November 13, 2012  |  Basking Ridge, NJ
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Best Practices for Coordination Between Risk Management, In-House Counsel and Outside Counsel in Procuring Insurance and Pursuing Insurance Recoveries on Behalf of Energy and Chemical Companies

Anderson Kill's 16th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 25, 2012  |  New York, NY
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Construction Audit: Adding Value

New York and New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Construction Auditors' Open House

August 22, 2012  |  New York, NY
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Maximizing Business Income and Civil Authority Coverage After Disaster

Anderson Kill's 15th Annual Policyholder Advisor

October 13, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Real Estate & Construction - Defective Construction Insurance

Anderson Kill's 15th Annual Policyholder Advisor

October 13, 2011  |  New York, NY
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After Deepwater: Closing the Deal on Complex Property and BI Claims

36th Annual Florida RIMS

August 04, 2011  |  Naples, FL
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Crisis Management

American Bar Association's Petroleum Conference

April 12, 2011  |  New Orleans, LA
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Risks & Rewards in Real Estate

Seminar Series with Marcum LLP

March 03, 2011  |  New York, NY
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Important Issues Concerning Insurance Claims for Exposures in the U.S.

Italy-America Chamber of Commerce

November 03, 2010  |  New York, NY
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After Deepwater: Closing the Deal on Complex Property and Business Interruption Claims

South Louisiana RIMS Chapter

October 13, 2010  |  New Orleans, LA
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Insurance Policy Arbitration Clauses: Pitfalls for Policyholders

Anderson Kill's 14th Annual Policyholder Advisor

September 23, 2010  |  New York, NY
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Energy & Chemical: Managing the Risks of Global Warming

Anderson Kill's 14th Annual Policyholder Advisor

September 23, 2010  |  New York, NY
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Business Interruption in the Gulf, from Katrina through Deepwater

Anderson Kill's 14th Annual Policyholder Advisor

September 23, 2010  |  New York, NY
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Emerging Legal Issues in Insurance Risk Management

Upstate New York RIMS Chapter

March 23, 2010  |  Rochester, NY
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Emerging Legal Issues in Insurance Risk Management

Connecticut Association of Corporate Counsel

November 10, 2009  |  Hartford, CT
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2009 First Party Property Claims Conference & Exhibition

NAPIA

October 27, 2009  |  Warwick, RI
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Disaster Recovery

American Association of Port Authorities Conference

October 29, 2009  |  Galveston, TX
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Emerging Legal Issues in Insurance Risk Management

New York Association of Corporate Counsel

September 24, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Emerging Legal Issues in Insurance Risk Management

Stamford Bar Association

September 23, 2009  |  Stamford, CT
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Energy & Chemical: Managing the Risks of Global Warming

Anderson Kill's 12th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 17, 2009  |  New York, NY
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State of the Market, The Brokers' Perspective

Anderson Kill's 12th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 17, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Contractual Risk Transfer

Risk and Insurance Management Society Educational Workshop

April 19, 2009  |  Orlando, FL
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Contractual Risk Transfer

Risk and Insurance Management Society Educational Workshop

October 21, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Financial Services – Overview of Liability and Coverage Issues

Anderson Kill's 11th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 18, 2008  |  New York, NY
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Paving The Way To Insurance Recoveries

Connecticut Construction Industries Association, Inc.

May 15, 2008  |  Wethersfield, CT
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Retail Industry Session

Risk and Insurance Management Society

April 30, 2008  |  San Diego, CA
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Global Warming Litigation’s Impact on Insurance Coverage Risk Management

Risk and Insurance Management Society

April 28, 2008  |  San Diego, CA
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Beyond Wind vs. Flood - Coverage Issues Arising Out of Hurricane Katrina

NAPIA/MAPIA Insurance Seminar

October 26, 2007  |  Cambridge, MA
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How to Evaluate and Settle an Insurance Claim

Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.

September 27, 2007  |  Denver, CO
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Hurricane Katrina Litigation Update / Business Interruption Insurance / Quantification Issues

Anderson Kill's 10th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 18, 2007  |  New York , NY
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Hurricane Coverage and Other Disasters

Insurance Seminar

June 28, 2007  |  Rockville, MD
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Hurricane Coverage and Other Disasters

Insurance Seminar Hyatt Regency

June 22, 2007  |  Houston, TX
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Ten Tips For a Corporate Law or Risk Management Department

Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.,Toledo Chapter Meeting

March 01, 2007  |  Perrysburg, OH
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Insurance Recovery for Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters

AAPA Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar

February 12, 2007  |  Miami, FL
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Beyond Wind vs. Flood - The Hotly Litigated Issues Arising out of Katrina

National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Conference

October 20, 2006  |  Cambridge, MA
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First Party Property/Business Interruption in the Wake of Katrina / Rita / Wilma

9th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 15, 2006  |  Philadelphia, PA
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First Party Property / Business Interruption in the Wake of Katrina / Rita / Wilma

9th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

June 01, 2006  |  Chicago, IL
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Business Income/Contingent Business Income/Other Time Element Claims

Katrina/Rita/Wilma Damages: Recouping Your Losses With An Aggressive Insurance Recovery Program

March 30, 2006  |  New Orleans, LA
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Mealey's Fundamentals of Insurance Conference

Westin Hotel

February 13, 2006  |  Philadelphia, PA
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Feb
2020
01
Jan
2014
Deductible Made Flood Policy An Illusion, Judge Ruled
New York Law Journal
25
Oct
2013
Insult to injury: Insurers sue to avoid payouts
Crain's New York Business
17
Oct
2013
N.Y. Bill Challenges Policy Language Excluding Flood Coverage
Property Casualty 360
01
Oct
2013
SANDY: One Year Later - The number of potential triggers and coverages affecting commercial claims is as massive as Sandy was
Risk & Insurance
19
Feb
2013
Attorneys: Commercial Insureds Should Prepare for Delays, Denials on Sandy Claims
Property Casualty 360
18
Nov
2012
Superstorm Sandy Business Interruption Issues
WABC-TV NYViewpoint
08
Nov
2012
Ways to get the most out of your disaster insurance claims
SBA Radio
04
Nov
2012
Property/casualty insurance rates expected to firm in wake of Superstorm Sandy
Business Insurance
01
Nov
2012
Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath Left for Insurers
Risk & Insurance
31
Oct
2012
A Looming Concern After Sandy: Big Business Interruption Losses
Property Casualty 360
29
Apr
2012
Litigating coverage dispute requires cost-benefit analysis
Business Insurance
29
Apr
2012
Insurance case alternative dispute resolution often best
Business Insurance
29
Apr
2012
Most common causes of commercial insurance disputes
Business Insurance
17
Oct
2011
Inconsistency Is the Norm in Construction Liability Coverage
Insurance Journal
27
Sep
2011
Insurers Assessing Air Race Tragedy
Risk & Insurance
17
Mar
2011
Insurers May Face 'Far Reaching' Claims As Supply Chain Breaks
The Wall Street Journal
16
Mar
2011
Japan's Tragedy A Reminder of Need for Business Interruption Insurance
MyNewMarkets.com (Powered by Insurance Journal) =
16
Mar
2011
Japan Earthquake Causes Business Temblors Worldwide
Best Wire
15
Mar
2011
Attorney Finley Harckham on Interruption Claims from Japan Earthquake
BestDay Audio
11
Mar
2011
Far From the Earthquake, Insurance Claims May Be Triggered
LexisNexis' Insurance Law Center
07
Dec
2009
Shrunken Boards Promise Bigger Headache for CEO
American Banker

EDUCATION

New York University School of Law, J.D.; Winner, National Moot Court Competition

Hamilton College, B.A.; Phi Beta Kappa

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York