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Washington University (St. Louis) School of Law, J.D.
University of Delaware, M.A.
Tufts University, B.A., cum laude
Washington, D.C., New York and Missouri
Stephen D. Palley is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Anderson Kill. A seasoned trial lawyer and litigator with extensive experience in insurance recovery, Mr. Palley also has significant hands-on software development and design experience. He is co-chair of Anderson Kill's recently launched Blockchain and Virtual Currency group, a cross-disciplinary team providing counsel to Blockchain entrepreneurs and investors in areas including litigation, trial practice, insurance coverage, tax, intellectual property, corporate/transactional and employment law. Mr. Palley has written and been quoted widely on legal issues arising from the use of Blockchain technology, with appearances in both print and television media.
In two decades of litigation experience, Mr. Palley has handled a wide variety of commercial disputes in state and federal courts across the United States, including significant construction insurance and environmental insurance matters. His most recent trial experience includes a Fall 2017 jury trial in federal court regarding coverage for decades of environmental cleanup costs under insurance policies issued in the 1970s, leading to an eight figure jury verdict in favor of the policyholder. He has also represented owners, general contractors, construction managers and others in insurance transactions concerning tens of billions of dollars' worth of construction projects throughout the United States.
In the area of software design and development, Mr. Palley has worked with clients to develop a wide range of compliance driven software platforms, including direct response advertising and dispute resolution software, as well as advising clients developing platforms with blockchain functionality.
In 2018, Mr. Palley was recommended in The Legal 500 United States for Insurance - advice to policyholders.
Mr. Palley is a fellow of both the American College of Coverage and Extra Contractual Counsel (“ACCEC”) and the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and has also been recognized as Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in Construction Litigation. He is a co-chair of the ACCEC’s Blockchain and Virtual Currency committee. A frequent and sought-after speaker and writer on construction insurance-related topics, Mr. Palley 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 Construction Law.
2018 PIABA Annual Meeting and Securities Law Seminar
Net Diligence Cyber Risk Summit
Blockchain Nation Miami
ACC Central Pennsylvania Chapter
American Association of Port Authorities
NYU Stern "Crypto Litigation Updates"
RIMS Utah Chapter
New York RIMS Chapter
Willis Towers Watson
Lakeside Partners & inacta Blockchain Summit - Crypto Valley
ABA Forum on Construction Law Regional Program on Insurance
ILTACON 2017 Annual Educational Conference
Strafford Publications, Inc.
K(NO)W Identity Conference
American Bar Association
ABA Forum on Construction Law
HB Litigation Conferences: Emerging & Complex Insurance Claim Forum 2016
ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Conference
Lorman Education Services Audio Conference Series
Construction Litigation Leaders' Forum, HB Litigation Conferences
American Bar Association Webinar Series
Lorman Education Services Webinar
ARCADIS Webinar Series
Lorman Education Services
U.S. Department of State
Speakers: Joshua Gold, Dennis J. Nolan
2018 Florida RIMS Educational Conference
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Speakers: Dennis J. Nolan, Cort T. Malone
2018 Florida RIMS Chapter's 43rd Annual Educational Conference
| Naples, FL
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