Steven has successfully litigated and resolved high-value insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholder clients in courts throughout the United States. He is a trusted advisor to a diverse group of sophisticated clients across an array of industries, who rely on him to favorably resolve their most challenging and high-value insurance matters.
Steven’s experience spans a wide variety of underlying liabilities and first-party losses under virtually all policy types including: general liability insurance, directors’ and officers’ insurance, fiduciary liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, advertising injury and media liability insurance, employment practices liability insurance, crime insurance, management liability insurance, cyber risk insurance, educators legal liability insurance, first party property insurance, financial institution bonds and trade credit insurance.
Steven regularly counsels and represents clients involved in disputes with their respective insurance carriers over coverage for underlying liabilities and property losses, as well as in premium disputes, including retrospective premium disputes and captive-reinsurance disputes.
As a natural extension of litigating complex insurance coverage issues, Steven has successfully handled an array of complex general commercial disputes. Steven also represents commercial clients in connection with various insurance broker disputes and managing general agency disputes.
Beyond relying upon Steven’s skills as a litigator, clients regularly call on him for sound and proactive insurance counseling and business advice. Steven regularly helps his clients assess the scope of their existing insurance programs relative to their potential risks and provide advice on modifications and enhancements to their insurance policies and works closely with his client’s insurance brokers to negotiate such modifications and enhancements. In addition, Steven draws on his insurance coverage experience to advise on and negotiates insurance and indemnification provisions in commercial contracts, and to provide guidance on insurance issues related to corporate transactions.
Drawing upon his broad experience, Steven also counsels clients on regulatory compliance matters, developing internal practices and procedures to address their compliance needs.
Steven is a founding member of the firm’s Cybersecurity Data Privacy Task Force and a speaker on cyber risk insurance issues.
He is a contributing author to the Handbook of Civil Practice in the Courts of New Jersey. His other publications include Individual Protection Crumbles While Sovereignty Reigns: A Comment on Nelson v. Saudi Arabia, 11 Hofstra Lab. L.J. 429 (1994), and a number of articles concerning insurance-related and cybersecurity related matters.