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  • Anthony Bartell is a highly regarded practitioner who “really, really knows coverage,” according to sources. Interviewee note that “when you litigate against him, you'd better have all your i's dotted and t's crossed.” - Chambers USA

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, 1986
  • B.A., Rutgers University, with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1983

    Law Clerk to Hon. Alan B. Handler, Supreme Court of New Jersey

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Co-Chair, Excess & Umbrella Subcommittee, ABA’s ICLC

New Jersey State Bar Association

Anthony Bartell

Partner
  • T: 973.639.2062
    F: 973.297.3846
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Anthony Bartell focuses on complex insurance matters. For more than 30 years, Anthony has helped policyholders – generally major corporations – purchase insurance policies tailored to their specific business and legal needs. Anthony also has helped policyholders secure hundreds of millions of insurance dollars. In the process, Anthony has made law in a number of cases, including Owens-Illinois, Inc. v. United Insurance Co., 138 N.J. 437, 650 A.2d 974 (1994), which established New Jersey’s trigger of coverage and allocation principles, and United States Mineral Prods. Co. v. American Ins. Co., 792 A.2d 500 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2002), which held “stub policies” provide policyholders with full additional occurrence and aggregate liability limits.

Anthony handles issues arising from every type of first-party and third-party insurance, including general liability insurance, directors & officers insurance, employment practices liability insurance, errors & omissions insurance, workers compensation/retrospective premium insurance, cyber insurance, property insurance and business interruption insurance. Anthony also works with insurance producers, large and small, on issues relating to the purchase of insurance policies and the defense of malpractice claims. Anthony recognizes that litigation represents the last, and often least attractive, option for policyholders seeking the coverage for which they paid substantial premiums. He, therefore, regularly counsels policyholders purchasing coverage and reviews prospective insurance policies to determine whether they meet the policyholder’s needs.

When a coverage dispute arises, Anthony uses his longstanding relationships with insurer counsel to resolve the parties’ differences to the policyholder’s satisfaction. If the parties cannot resolve their disputes amicably, then Anthony vigorously litigates or arbitrates the policyholder’s claims to an equitable conclusion. He appears regularly before arbitration panels and state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and other states. Anthony also argues insurance appeals before appellate courts nationwide, including the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the New Jersey Supreme Court, and appears before the Insurance Departments of New Jersey and other states.

Anthony prides himself on keeping abreast of insurance matters important to new and emerging industries, including those relating to cryptocurrency/blockchain and cannabis. As a member of the firm’s Cannabis Industry Group, Anthony contributes to a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing and resolving legal issues relevant to the cannabis/hemp industry.

Anthony’s diverse engagements include:

  • Representing an industrial holding company and its senior executive in a directors and officers insurance dispute arising from the alleged fraudulent conveyance of nearly $1 billion of a subsidiary’s stock.

  • On behalf of a leading global supplier of plastics and petrochemicals, supervising an asbestos coverage suit against multiple carriers, venued in New Jersey state court; the matter involved issues relating to the application of the "Assured" definition, the scope of coverage for additional Assureds, notice issues and burden of proof. 

  • Representing a major chemical company in the successful resolution – after a one-week trial – of a coverage action for past and future remediation costs for over 140 environmental sites throughout the U.S.   

  • Litigating a product liability insurance coverage matter for a prominent maker of petrochemicals; the action sought recovery for amounts paid in connection with claims by community water districts that their water systems were contaminated by the company.    

  • Advising a manufacturing company in relation to employment practices, liability coverage and a potential bad faith claim against its insurer for the underlying compensatory and punitive damage verdict in a wrongful termination action.  

Anthony was among the individual winners at the Lawyers Monthly Legal Awards (2012) in the Insurance category and is perennially recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer (2008-2018). He has been listed in the 2018-2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law and has been recognized as a Chambers USA "Leaders in Their Field" lawyer for 2019. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World ReportChambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

News

08/15/19
05/08/19
11/14/18
10/19/18
08/15/18
06/13/18
10/18/17
08/15/17
12/14/15
05/21/15
04/07/14
03/17/14
02/28/14
01/18/14
01/17/14
11/15/13
08/22/12
03/22/10
03/31/09

Speaking

07/31/19
04/03/17
New Jersey State Bar Association at a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Webinar
08/25/16
06/20/16
05/20/14
01/31/14
Hell Freezes Over: Is There Coverage? Hot Topics in Property & Business Interruption Insurance for Polar Vortex Losses
McCarter & English Webinar Series
11/19/13
Litigation Business Management: Controlling Legal Costs and Maximizing Efficiency
ALM Conference
11/28/12
Getting the Most Out of Your Insurance Policies
Controlling Legal Costs, The University Club, New York NY
01/01/04
Stub Policies and the Annualization of Multi-Year Policies: The Lowdown on Liability Limits
Mealey's Second Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference
01/01/02
D&O Coverage Litigation and Bankruptcy: Help - I'm Not a Bankruptcy Lawyer!
Mealey's Changing Face of D&O and E&O Conference
02/24/98
Y2K Insurance Issues
Northern New Jersey Y2K Users Group

Publications

02/15/18
08/22/17
03/15/17
09/14/16
08/22/16
05/16/16
05/11/16
04/13/16
02/16/16
11/09/15
11/04/15
10/21/15
10/07/15
01/26/15
01/27/14
01/27/14
02/28/13
11/30/12
11/02/12
10/29/12
10/29/12
10/29/12
04/13/12
12/07/10
12/01/10
M&E Insurance Coverage Alert
08/30/10
08/03/09
Notice and Reporting Requirements in Claims-Made and Claims-Made-and-Reported Policies: A Potential Trap for Both Courts and Policyholders
LexisNexis® Emerging Issues Analysis
05/08/09
05/06/09
M&E Insurance Coverage Alert
03/23/09
12/05/08
04/01/04
Directors & Officers Insurance and Bankruptcy- Whose Insurance Policy Is It Anyway?
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
06/01/03
Stub Insurance Policies: Are You Getting What You Pay For?
Commerce Magazine
01/01/03
Stub Policies: In For a Penny, In For a Pound
Environmental Claims Journal
09/01/02
Stub Policies: In for a Penny, In for a Pound
Environmental Claims Journal/Vol. 14, No. 4
05/01/01
Builders, Subcontractors And Architects: Finding Insurance Coverage For Mold Litigation - Expected or Intended/Trigger of Coverage
Mealey’s Litigation Reports: Mold, Vol. 1, No. 5
04/01/01
Builders, Subcontractors And Architects: Finding Insurance Coverage For Mold Litigation -- Business Risk Exclusions
Mealey’s Litigation Reports: Mold, Vol. 1, No. 4
03/01/01
Builders, Subcontractors and Architects: Finding Insurance Coverage for Mold Litigation
01/01/01
A Multi-Family Owners' Guide to Handling Mold Claims and Litigation
Anthony Bartell, Judith Steinman
01/01/01
Mealey's Toxic Tort & Environmental Insurance
Mealey's Toxic Tort & Environmental Insurance
02/28/95
Liability Insurance ‘Trigger’ And ‘Allocation’ For Continuous Occurrence Decided - - At Least For Now: Owens-Illinois, Inc. v. United Ins. Co.
Mealey’s Litigation Reports: Insurance, Vol. 9, No. 16