Cort T. Malone is a shareholder in the New York and Stamford offices of Anderson Kill and practices in the Insurance Recovery and the Corporate and Commercial Litigation Departments. He is an experienced litigator, focusing on insurance coverage litigation and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on commercial general liability insurance, directors and officers insurance, employment practices liability insurance, advertising injury insurance, and property insurance issues. Cort is also a member of the firm's Hospitality, Environmental Law, and Cyber Insurance Recovery groups.
Cort's recent sample engagements include:
- Tried complex multi-site summary process action in Connecticut state court resulting in successful return of properties to a major commercial landowner of hundreds of service station locations following argument before and affirmance by Connecticut Supreme Court.
- Conducted a Wellington arbitration proceeding on behalf of a Trust created by the Bankruptcy Court to obtain insurance coverage for asbestos liabilities.
- Part of trial team that earned jury verdict in favor of coverage for the State of California’s clean-up of the Stringfellow Acid Pits, described by a federal court as the most complex environmental clean-up in the world (case currently on appeal).
- Representation of several manufacturers to obtain insurance coverage for nationwide claims alleging asbestos bodily injury.
- Representation of corporations to obtain insurance coverage for governmental claims, including SEC and EEOC investigations and settlements.
- Representation of policyholders to obtain coverage for environmental pollution liabilities, including appeal leading to ground-breaking California Supreme Court ruling on pollution exclusion interpretation.
- Successfully defended D&O policyholders against insurance company attempts to rescind insurance policies on the basis of alleged policyholder misrepresentations.
Cort also possesses extensive commercial litigation experience, including arbitration and alternative dispute resolution relating to a variety of tort, contract, and regulatory disputes. While attending the Fordham University School of Law, Cort was a member of the Fordham Moot Court Board and garnered several awards for both oral argument and brief writing skills at various inter- and intra-school competitions. He also spent three years teaching a first-year Legal Writing course as an adjunct professor of law at Fordham.
Federal Bar Council; American Bar Association, Advertising Injury Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, co-chair; New York State Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association