Insurance Recovery Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.

Steven J. Pudell

Managing Shareholder (Branch)

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.

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Pudell - Chambers 2021  
 Steven Pudell Recognized in The Legal 500 2018    

Professional Memberships

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)

Association Memberships

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).

Board Memberships

Co-Chair, ADR/Settlement Subcommittee

  • Represented multi-national chemical manufacturer in environmental insurance coverage case involving sites in New Jersey and Tacoma, Washington.
  • Obtained favorable ruling on the duty to defend for our client, a large pharmaceutical company, on its $400 million product liability insurance coverage dispute. The case settled days before trial.
  • Successfully obtained order dismissing insurance company's complaint based on abstention grounds for the policyholder which resulted in a favorable settlement of the case for our client, an outdoor and camping equipment manufacturing company. The matter stems from an insurance coverage dispute regarding insurance company's denial of coverage under product liability insurance.
  • Represented manufacturer of land, air, sea and space navigation and guidance products in environmental insurance coverage litigation.
  • Represented coating and paint manufacturer in environmental insurance coverage litigation involving sites in over 20 states.
  • Lead counsel for major real estate developer in insurance coverage dispute involving "Builders Risk" policy. Also, represented the company in reaching a settlement in a related dispute involving a general liability insurance policy.
  • Represented commercial landlord involving insurance coverage for complaints by tenants of damage from toxic fumes.
  • Represented commercial property owner in property/fire insurance case and won summary judgment ruling that led to settlement. See 237 F.Supp.2d 270 (E.D.N.Y. 2002).
  • Represented corporation in securities fraud case.
  • Represented paint manufacturer in lead paint insurance coverage case. Case was litigated to the New Jersey Appellate Division (2003 WL 1904383) and the New Jersey Supreme Court (179 N.J. 87).
  • Represented franchises of a fast food company involving insurance coverage for food borne illness.
  • Represented a manufacturer of military rations involving a food contamination/recall insurance policy.
  • Appointed as special insurance coverage counsel for debtors insurance coverage issues.
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5 steps to ensure cyber insurance claims don't get denied
PropertyCasualty360 | September 29, 2021
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Steps to Take Before a Loss to Get a Cyber Insurance Claim Paid
Insurance Coverage Law Center (ICLC) | September 28, 2021
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Insurance Companies Behaving Badly
New Jersey Alert | December 07, 2018
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Product Recalls: What Does Your Insurance Cover?
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | June 12, 2018
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Where 'Natural' Takes on A Whole New Meaning
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel | April 11, 2017
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Ward Sand is Sandbagged
New Jersey Law Journal | May 19, 2016
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Watch the Coverage Gap
Advisen, Front Page News | May 18, 2015
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New Decisions Affect Contribution and Allocation in N.J.
New Jersey Law Journal | December 11, 2013
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Getting the Most Out of Product Recall Insurance
Risk Management | December 11, 2013
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No Use Denying over Spilled Milk
Food Manufacturing Magazine | March 05, 2013
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Year-End Review of New Jersey Insurance Case Law
New Jersey Alert | January 07, 2013
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Think Twice Before You Make 'All Natural' Claims
Food Manufacturing Magazine | July 30, 2012
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Revealing the Secrets to Success: Accounting and Legal Advice is Critical for Healthcare/Pharmaceutical Firms
Commerce Magazine | November 01, 2009
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Buying the Right Insurance Coverage is Only Half the Battle
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | October 14, 2009
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Ten Tips To Preserve Business Income Insurance Coverage
Dry Cleaners News | December 28, 2006
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Past Policies Vital When Faced With Liability
Dry Cleaners News | October 13, 2006
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The Duty To Defend And Allocation Of Defense Obligations Under Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies - New York and New Jersey Law
New York State Bar Association | April 01, 2004


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Anderson Kill's 10th Annual NJ Policyholder Advisor Conference

Anderson Kill

April 28, 2022  |  Newark, NJ
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Can Cyber Insurance Stand in the (Data) Breach? How to Maximize Coverage in a Buyer's Market

Anderson Kill's NJ Cyber Insurance Recovery Breakfast Seminar

September 30, 2015  |  Iselin, NJ
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Issues Arising Out of the Tender, Defense, Trial and Settlement of Insurance Coverage Claims Conference


May 19, 2015  |  Philadelphia, PA
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Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery

Anderson Kill's 3rd Annual New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'

April 23, 2015  |  Iselin, NJ
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Insurance Coverage Considerations for Products Liability Claims

GAF Seminar

October 27, 2014  |  Wayne, NJ
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State of the Market, The Brokers' Perspective

Anderson Kill's 18th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 23, 2014  |  New York, NY
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Duty to Defend: Understanding the Duty & Its Application in New Jersey

New Jersey State Bar Association

June 19, 2014  |  New Brunswick, NJ
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Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery

Anderson Kill 2nd Annual New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference

April 24, 2014  |  Iselin, NJ
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Ten Things Your Product, Recall or Contamination Insurer Won't Tell You

February 26, 2014  |  Dana Point, CA
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Ethical Issues and Crises Management After An Environmental Catastrophe

Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education

February 21, 2014  |  White Plains, NY
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Eight Things That Your Recall or Commercial Liability Insurance Company Won't Tell You

Dairy Practice Council's 44th Annual Conference

November 06, 2013  |  Harrisburg, PA
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Attorney Ethics on the Road to Insurance Recovery

Anderson Kill's 17th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 17, 2013  |  New York, NY
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Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery

AKO's New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference

April 18, 2013  |  Iselin, NJ
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Inside an International Recall: Implementing an Effective Recall Throughout All Levels of the Supply and Distribution Chain

American Conference Institute’s 6th National Forum Food Borne Illness Litigation Series

November 30, 2012  |  Chicago, IL
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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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Understanding the Mechanism & Tools for Protecting Your Business Through Contractual Risk Transfer

New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association Annual Conference

September 21, 2012  |  Whippany, NJ
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Ultrafine Print: How to Read an Insurance Policy

New Jersey RIMS Risk Management Day

November 08, 2011  |  New Jersey, NJ
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Protecting Your Brand/Food Safety Risks

The Dairy Practices Council's 42nd Annual Conference

November 03, 2011  |  Manchester, NH
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How to Maximize Your Insurance Recovery

National Cleaners Association's Texcare Show

October 16, 2011  |  Secaucus, NJ
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Top Ten Insurance Tips for a Corporate Law Department

New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association's 2011 Annual CLE Conference

September 23, 2011  |  East Hanover, NJ
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Emerging Legal Issues in Insurance Risk Management

2011 PERK Risk and Insurance Management Society New Jersey Chapter

February 08, 2011  |  Fairlawn, NJ
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Ultrafine Print: How to Read an Insurance Policy

2010 PERK Risk and Insurance Management Society New Jersey Chapter

November 09, 2010  |  Newark, NJ
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Food Safety Insurance

Denver Restaurants Risk Advisory Group Seminar

June 02, 2010  |  Englewood, CO , Englewood, CO
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Food Safety Insurance

Must-Have Guidance For Food Manufacturers, Suppliers and Retailers Live and On-Demand Webinar

November 17, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Ultrafine Print: How to Read an Insurance Policy

2009 PERK Risk and Insurance Management Society New Jersey Chapter

November 10, 2009  |  Newark, NJ
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Real Estate & Construction - Practical Tips on Avoiding Claims and What to do if They Arise

Anderson Kill's 12th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 17, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Recoveries in a Climate of Increased Environmental Enforcement

Anderson Kill's 12th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 17, 2009  |  New York, NY
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Pharmaceutical/Healthcare – Responding to Change

11th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

September 18, 2008  |  New York, NY
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How to Evaluate and Settle an Insurance Claim

Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.

January 08, 2008  |  Warren, NJ
A Spirit of Cooperation at Texcare
National Clothesline Magazine
Insurer seeks relief from Basic Food's HVP-related claims
Food Chemical News


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.

Yeshiva University, B.A.


New York and New Jersey



United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; Eastern District of Michigan: United States District Court.