Eugene R. Anderson, Founder Of Anderson Kill & Olick, Dies At 83

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

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PUBLISHED ON: August 26, 2010

Eugene R. Anderson, founder of the law firm Anderson Kill & Olick and a pioneer in insurance coverage litigation on behalf of policyholders, died on Friday, July 30 of complications from pneumonia. He was 83.

A child of the Great Depression who lived in foster homes, worked his way through college and hitchhiked across the country to attend Harvard Law School on scholarship, Mr. Anderson began his legal career at the white-shoe New York law firm Chadbourne & Parke, where he worked his way to partnership but chafed at the firm’s hierarchical structure. Eventually he would create a far more egalitarian culture at Anderson Kill, which for many years was well known for according partner status to all working attorneys.