Insurance Recovery




Anderson Kill's insurance recovery attorneys have recovered billions of dollars in judgments and settlements from insurance companies over the course of nearly four decades and have made insurance law in multiple states. We represent policyholders only in insurance coverage disputes, maintaining no ties to insurance companies and thus avoiding conflicts of interest.

Our Insurance Recovery Group represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes regarding environmental/asbestos/toxic tort liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, data breaches and emerging cyber risks, products liability, professional liability, intellectual property claims, commercial crime, property losses, business interruption losses, marine cargo losses and many other types of claims. Our clients include some of the nation's largest corporate policyholders as well as utilities, municipalities, state governments, charities, major religious and not-for-profit organizations, small companies and individuals.

In response to the greatest social and economic challenge of our times, the Covid-19 pandemic, Anderson Kill has been retained by [hundreds] of national and local businesses to pursue insurance coverage.

Anderson Kill attorneys have long been recognized as leaders in the field. The New York Times described Anderson Kill as "a leader in representing big corporations and individuals against insurance companies." The Wall Street Journal reported that we combine "corporate polish with the pugnacity" of a plaintiff's firm.” Year after year, we are recognized as a leading national insurance recovery practice by Chambers USA, Legal 500, Benchmark, and U.S. News Best Law Firms.

In our 50th anniversary year, 2019, we were recognized with a trifecta of awards from leading legal and insurance publications. Law360 named our insurance recovery group a Practice Group of the Year; Business Insurance named us Legal Team of the Year for second year running; and New York Law Journal deemed us Litigation Department of the Year in Insurance.

Anderson Kill lawyers have written hundreds of articles on the full gamut of insurance coverage issues. Many of these articles have been quoted in court opinions in support of rulings that hold insurance companies to their contractual obligations.

Insurance Recovery Resources

Insurance company promises to policyholders are reflected in public and internal insurance industry documents. For almost 40 years, Anderson Kill has devoted substantial firm resources to collecting those public and private documents -- including drafting history, regulatory history, briefs and depositions. We use this powerful ammunition for the benefit of policyholder clients. This computerized data bank has proved dispositive in many cases.

We have briefed most insurance coverage issues in almost every jurisdiction in this country. Those briefs also are maintained on computer databases. The system allows automated retrieval of documents with great speed and efficiency, and the library and databases are linked to optically stored collections of documents. This unique resource for policyholder clients enables the firm to more effectively brief issues and engage in discovery against major insurance company adversaries. When it comes time to litigate, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

Ask the Insurance Industry About Anderson Kill

Anderson Kill has been referred to time and again as the leading policyholder insurance coverage law firm in the United States.

"Insurance company assassin(s)." - Houston Casualty Insurance Company

"The most celebrated counsel representing insureds." - The Insurance Environmental Litigation Association (IELA), whose members include virtually all of the prominent insurance companies.


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