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  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1996
  • B.A., Montclair State University, honors, 1991

    Assistant Articles Editor, Seton Hall Law Review, 1994-1995

    Managing Editor, Seton Hall Law Review, 1995-1996

    Law Clerk, Honorable Nicholas H. Politan, U.S. District Court, 1996-1998

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

Editorial Board of the CGL Reporter, published by International Risk Management Institute

Communications Committee, NJ Risk and Insurance Management Society

Meeting Vice Co-Chair, American Bar Association/Section of Litigation/Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Annual Meeting 2014

Co-Chair, Programming Subcommittee, American Bar Association/Section of Litigation/Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, 2011-2013

Co-Chair, ABA Section of Litigation - Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee's Gulf Oil Task Force

Co-Chair, CGL Subcommittee, American Bar Association/Section of Litigation/Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, 2009-2011

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Appointed Member, Business and Commercial Litigation special committee, New Jersey State Bar Association

American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section

Board Member, Community Health Law Project

Vice-Chair, American Bar Association’s Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee, 2007-2008

Louis A. Chiafullo

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  • T: 973.848.5340
    F: 973.297.3856
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Chiafullo is a Partner in the firm’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Group. For the past 14 years, Mr. Chiafullo's practice has involved complex civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders. Mr. Chiafullo has handled class actions in state and federal court in New Jersey and in other state courts, and represents clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to individuals. He often counsels policyholders on a wide variety of general and insurance-related matters.

He is experienced at representing policyholders in many types of insurance coverage disputes, and has counseled clients on and litigated matters involving insurance coverage for environmental property damage, products liability, business interruption, advertising injury, directors' and officers' liability, errors and omissions, employers' liability, computer crime and fraud issues, and other types of losses and issues, including broker liability. In addition, he provides advice to clients by assessing their potential risks, analyzing new insurance products, and considering the adequacy of their existing insurance programs. Mr. Chiafullo writes and speaks on insurance coverage topics, handles all phases of litigation, has mediation and arbitration experience, and appears regularly before state and federal courts in New Jersey and other jurisdictions.

Mr. Chiafullo is also a member of McCarter & English's nanotechnology team, a working group, which is formed by members of a number of the firm's practice groups, and whose purpose is to track ongoing development in this area and assist clients who currently are using nanotechnology in their businesses or considering its use in the future. Mr. Chiafullo has written and spoken numerous times on emerging issues related to nanotechnology.

In addition, Mr. Chiafullo is general counsel to GlassRoots, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides artistic and life-skills training to Newark-area youth through workshops in glassmaking, glassblowing, graphic design and basic business and entrepreneurial concepts.

Mr. Chiafullo was recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for the 2011-2017 editions, and has been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance for 2015 and 2016. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Who's Who Legal is published by Law Business Research Limited. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.