Steven J. Pudell has been the managing shareholder in Anderson Kill's Newark office since 2008. Steve's practice concentrates on insurance recovery, exclusively on behalf of policyholders, as well as on commercial litigation. He is also a member of the firm's COVID Task Group.
Steve has represented food industry companies, chemical manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and real estate developers in insurance recovery matters.
Since 2011, Steve has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of New Jersey's top insurance recovery lawyers, which cited a client's assessment that "he is an expert in the field of insurance litigation" who "quickly analyzed the case" and was "a pleasure" to work with. Since 2013, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law. Since 2017, Steve has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Insurance - advice to policyholders.
Steve often writes and speaks about insurance coverage matters. In 2018, he was selected as a member of Law360’s insurance editorial advisory board.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1995, he clerked for the Honorable David Landau in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.
He was the co-chair of the ADR/Settlement Subcommittee of the American Bar Association, Litigation Committee (2012-2016). He has also served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Model Civil Jury Charge Committee (2009-2014) and was a member of the Risk/Safety Commission of the Associated General Contractors of America (2009-2013).
In addition, Steve was actively involved in civic and philanthropic activities and served as president of the Teaneck Baseball Organization (2013-2015) and was a member of the Board of Trustees of his local synagogue.
American Bar Association, Litigation Committee, Co-Chair ADR/Settlement Subcommittee (2012-2016); New York State Bar Association; New Jersey State Bar Association; ABA Corporate Counsel Committee (2012-2013); Model Civil Jury Charges Committee (2012-2014)
Member (2018-2019) Law 360 Insurance Editorial Advisory Board; Associated General Contractors of America; New Jersey Association of General Contractors; American Beverage Association and GMA; The Association of Food, Beverage and Consumer Products Companies; Food Safety Committee, New Jersey Food Council; Risk Management Committee, New Jersey Food Council; Adjunct Professor (2015-16) at Rutgers Law School; President of TBO (2014-2015).
Co-Chair, ADR/Settlement Subcommittee