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Washington University (St. Louis) School of Law, J.D.
University of Delaware, M.A.
Tufts University, B.A., cum laude
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, Stephen 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. Stephen 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, Stephen 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, Stephen 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.
Stephen was selected for inclusion in the 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list for Insurance Law. In 2018, Stephen was recommended in The Legal 500 United States for Insurance - advice to policyholders.
2019 Corporate Counsel Institute
American Bar Association, Cyberspace Law Committee
New Castle County FinTech Forum
Anderson Kill's 22nd Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'
RIMS Palm Beach Chapter
2018 PIABA Annual Meeting and Securities Law Seminar
2018 American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting
Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Summit
Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law
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
Anderson Kill’s 21st Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference “Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery”
Anderson Kill’s 21st Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference “Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery”, Breakout Session: Important Issues Affecting Key Industries
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: Deborah B. Koplovitz
New York City Bar
Speakers: Nicholas M. Insua
Rutgers Law School
Andrew B. Freedland
Dennis J. Artese
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