September 17, 2021

Volume XI, Number 260

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Wilson Elser helps individuals and organizations transcend challenges and realize goals by offering an optimal balance of legal excellence and bottom-line value.

More than 800 attorneys strong, Wilson Elser serves clients of all sizes, across multiple industries and around the world. Wilson Elser has 27 strategically located offices in the United States, another in London and several European affiliates. This depth and scale has made us one of the nation’s most influential law firms, ranked in the Am Law 200 and in the top 50 of the National Law Journal 350.

Since our founding in 1978, Wilson Elser has forged a reputation as a formidable player in insurance coverage and defense. Our experience in this tightly regulated, cost-conscious industry has shaped a firm culture of accomplished professionalism and cost efficiency that delivers demonstrable value to clients.

Today, Wilson Elser provides clients with full-service, first-class legal services, spanning the spectrum of litigation and related areas. We apply the discipline and diligence of effective litigation to virtually all areas of the law, drawing on a comprehensive roster of legal services to create multidisciplinary teams that give each client matter the best of the firm’s collective intelligence and capabilities.

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Contributing authors from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP:

Max Billek, Professional Malpractice Attorney, Wilson Elser Law Firm
Max Billek focuses his practice on a wide variety of professional malpractice actions as well as the defense of employers in employment liability matters. In the area of executive liability...
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Kimberly Blair Litigation Attorney Wilson Elser Chicago
Kimberly Blair focuses her litigation practice on professional liability, including accountants, attorneys, insurance agents, real estate agents, technology and media professionals,...
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William T. Bogaert, Wilson Elser, Insurance Lawyer, Consumer Protection Attorney
William Bogaert is the deputy regional managing partner of the firm’s Boston office. Bill has 30 years of experience as a litigator, during which time he has represented lawyers, non-...
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Richard Bortnick is an industry-renowned problem solver who litigates and counsels U.S. and international insurers and corporations on cyber, privacy and technology risks and exposures;...
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Daniel Braude, Complex Litigation, Electronic Discovery, Document preservation,
Daniel Braude, co-chair of Wilson Elser’s e-Discovery team, centers his practice on complex litigation involving product liability and commercial disputes, with an emphasis on related...
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Brian Breen, Wilson Elser, claim resolution attorney, insurance defense lawyer, bad faith claims litigator, transportation liability legal counsel
Brian Breen represents a broad range of clients in insurance defense and coverage matters, from claim inception through resolution. He has litigation experience in the state and federal...
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Siobhán A. Breen Associate New York Directors & Officers Liability Insurance & Reinsurance Coverage
Siobhán A. Breen represents primary and excess professional liability insurers and drafts coverage opinions with respect to complex insurance coverage matters involving directors and...
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Donald J. Brewer Jr. Attorney Privacy Frameworks Wilson Elser Detroit
Donald J. Brewer Jr. is a member of a team of attorneys who advise on a variety of complex privacy frameworks, including those created under HIPAA/HITECH, FERPA, GLBA, BSA, GDPR and state...
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Stephen P. Brown, Wilson Elser, Fair Housing Insurance lawyer, Toxic Tort Attorney,
Steve Brown has a diverse civil litigation practice representing clients in a variety of industries in state and federal courts in Connecticut and across the country. During his career,...
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Joanna Colacurcio Employment Lawyer Wilson Elser
Joanna Colacurcio represents and advises employers on a broad range of employment and labor law matters. She represents employers in federal and state court litigation and before...
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Jessica Collier, Wilson Elser Moskowitz, complex crisis management attorney, product contamination lawyer, directors liability legal counsel
Jessica represents insurance companies as coverage counsel, with an emphasis in matters involving complex international and domestic crisis management, accidental product contamination,...
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Ashley Conaghan Insurance Attorney Wilson Elser
Ashley Conaghan focuses her practice on complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. She regularly advises clients with respect to insurance coverage issues on several lines of...
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Dameon Cons is committed to resolving claims quickly and efficiently, determining likely exposure, identifying resolution options and ultimately seeking outcomes that adhere to prescribed...
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James Cope, Wilson Elser Law Firm, Philadelphia, Insurance Litigation Attorney
James Cope has a background in insurance claims handling and primarily focuses his practice on insurance defense and coverage litigation in the areas of product liability, professional...
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Thomas Corless, Litigator, Toxic Tort, environmental, Wilson Elser Law Firm
Tom Corless has focused his career of over 30 years on litigation in toxic tort, environmental, product liability, professional liability and general casualty cases. He has also provided...
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Anthony Corleto, Wilson Elser Law Firm, Stamford, White Plains, Commercial Litigation and Sports Law Attorney
Tony Corleto focuses on commercial litigation, transactions and sports risk matters. His experience covers intellectual property, corporate, construction, insurance coverage and bad faith,...
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Robert Cornish, Wilson Elser Law Firm, Commercial and Financial Litigation Attorney
Bob Cornish focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration, regulatory and compliance matters for broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, commodity firms, institutional investors...
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William F. Cusack III, Wilson Elser, cooperative housing corporations lawyer, boards of directors attorney
William Cusack represents employers in all areas of employment law, including race, national origin, age, gender, pregnancy and disability discrimination; retaliation; labor relations;...
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Technology facilitates the interconnected global economy, but with its many positive advancements comes an entirely new form of risk for consumers and companies alike. Cyber-based crime...
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Paul Dougherty Jr., Wilson Elser, product liability attorney, commercial negotiation lawyer, foreign clients legal counsel, dispute resolution representation, Asian regulatory law
Paul Dougherty has been defending product liability and general liability cases for more than 25 years. His legal practice focuses on product liability defense of products and insurance...
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Michael C. Douglass, Wilson Elser, general liability claims lawyer,
Michael Douglass is an experienced trial attorney with a diverse civil litigation practice in California and Arizona state and federal courts. Michael focuses on the defense of corporate...
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Jonathan Dryer, Product Liability, Wilson Elser Law FIrm, Attorney
Jonathan Dryer is the managing partner of the Philadelphia office. Throughout his career, he has tried numerous cases to verdict, including product liability, aviation, railroad, toxic tort...
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Angela Duerden Employment Attorney
Angela Duerden has significant experience representing a wide variety of employers, from small family-owned businesses to international corporations. Her practice includes providing advice...
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Kristina Duffy Intellectual Property Lawyer Wilson Elser NY
Kristina Duffy represents parties in intellectual property, professional liability and commercial litigation cases. She also has experience litigating commercial disputes involving breach...
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Ryan Duffy Product Liability Attorney Wilson Elser
Ryan Duffy defends medical device and consumer product liability litigation in state and federal courts across the country on behalf of domestic and international manufacturers and...
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Christopher Flanagan is the regional managing partner of the Boston office. He focuses his practice on commercial and complex tort litigation, with emphasis on general liability, product...
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Stacy Fogarty, Wilson Elser Law Firm, Insurance Law Attorney
Stacy Fogarty focuses her practice on insurance law, intellectual property and civil litigation defense. Stacy has vast knowledge of insurance coverage and is experienced in specialty...
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Gregory T. Foote Product Liability Attorney Wilson Elser
Greg Foote has practiced law in New Jersey for nearly 13 years, developing a broad practice as well as trial experience. He focuses his practice on general liability, product liability,...
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Joseph Francoeur, Wilson Elser Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Joe Francoeur is an experienced trial lawyer and appellate advocate who concentrates his practice on professional liability defense, federal statutory litigation, commercial disputes and...
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Nick Freeman, Wilson Elser, Products Liability Defender, Manufacturing Attorney
Nicholas Freeman, the deputy managing partner of the Orlando office, has devoted his entire legal career to civil trial practice. Nick has extensive experience defending product liability...
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Samantha J. Funt Associate Atlanta Art Law Asia Commercial Litigation Complex Tort & General Casualty Employment & Labor
Samantha Funt serves domestic and international insurance clients in a variety of areas, including commercial litigation, intellectual property rights, premises liability, negligent...
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Islame Hosny Tax Attorney Wilson Elser Law Firm
Islame Hosny is a tax attorney who focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, trusts and estates, wealth preservation, federal income taxation, state and local income taxation, and...
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Tyler W. Humphrey Attorney Financial Services Wilson Elser Hartford
Tyler Humphrey concentrates his practice in business and financial services matters. He has experience with various types of cases, including business formations and disputes, real estate...
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Christine Knipper Products Liability Lawyer Wilson Elser
Christine Knipper specializes in the defense of complex and high-exposure matters, with an emphasis on products, general and professional liability matters. She has defended foreign and...
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Jason Kuzniar, Litigator, Life, Health, Disability Insurance, Wilson Esler Law
Jason Kuzniar is an experienced federal and state court litigator, who focuses his practice on defending professionals and representing a large and expanding base of life, health and...
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Michael Lowry Las Vegas Retail Manufacturing Attorney Wilson Elser Law Firm
Michael Lowry has an active litigation and defense practice, with clients among the country’s largest and most recognizable brands in several industries, such as retail, restaurant and...
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Larry Lum Insurance Litigation Attorney Wilson Elser
Larry Lum practices in all areas of insurance defense litigation. He places particular emphasis on general liability, including sports, gaming and other entertainment-related risks;...
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Sean McDonough, Wilson Elser Law Firm, Product Liability and Malpractice Litigation Attorney
Sean McDonough, regional managing partner of the Orlando office, has devoted most of his 25-year legal career to trial practice. Among the areas in which Sean focuses are professional...
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Joseph Mc Govern, Wilson Elser Law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Joe McGovern practices in the general liability area and has extensive experience litigating high-exposure personal injury claims in New York and Connecticut state and federal trial and...
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Jonathan E. Meer, Wilson Elser, insurance coverage lawyer, coverage determinations attorney
Jonathan Meer focuses his practice on insurance coverage, including monitoring and coverage determinations, with a concentration on directors and officers (D&O), professional errors and...
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Josef Mensah represents employers in federal and state court litigation and before administrative agencies in a variety of matters arising from the employment relationship, including...
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Jeremy Merkel, White Plains Attorney, cybersecurity, data management, wilson Elser law firm
Jeremy Merkel focuses his practice in the areas of cyber security and information governance in the context of the significant challenges presented by the management of data across the...
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James Monagle maintains a comprehensive practice in intellectual property and technology law, handling litigation in state and federal courts. Matters include copyright infringement,...
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Sean M. Monks Litigation Attorney Wilson Elser San Diego
Sean Monks is a veteran trial lawyer recognized for success in all stages of litigation. He handles complex commercial matters such as state and federal derivative actions, misappropriation...
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Jordan Montet handles a wide range of civil litigation cases, including medical malpractice defense and labor and employment matters. Prior to working at Wilson Elser, Jordan represented...
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Peter Moore Products Liability Attorney Wilson Elser
Peter Moore focuses his practice on products liability and insurance coverage defense for insurance companies and their insureds. He also has significant experience with large-scale e-...
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Jennifer L. Moran Associate Appellate Commercial Litigation Complex Tort & General Casualty Directors & Officers Liability National Trial Team
Jennifer Moran has significant experience defending general liability cases. Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Jennifer's practice focused on insurance and recreational defense matters on...
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Gregory Shapiro Health Care Lawyer Wilson Elser Law Firm White Plains
Of Counsel
Gregory Shapiro's practice has focused on medical malpractice defense since 2011, primarily as defense counsel for the physicians in a large, well-known New York hospital. Previously, his...
914.872.7382
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Noelle Sheehan Wilson Elser Attorney
Of Counsel
Noelle Sheehan focuses her practice on complex civil litigation matters from outset to conclusion in state and federal courts involving insurance and general liability defense of matters...
407.203.7569
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David Sheiffer, Wilson Elser, litigation attorney
Partner
David Sheiffer, a member of Wilson Elser's Executive Committee, represents leading insurers nationwide in high-profile, high-value complex coverage matters. In addition, he defends...
212.915.5318
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Elisabeth Shu, Wilson Elser Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Lisa Shu is a litigator with a proven track record of successfully defending her clients against claims arising out of employment or other business relationships. Her practice centers...
703-852-7793
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Samuel Shusterhoff focuses his practice on general liability matters, with a concentration in transportation/trucking cases. He has worked cases from inception to trial or settlement on the...
203.388.2408
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Michael J. Silvestri Civil Litigation Attorney Wilson Elser Baltimore, MD
Associate
Michael Silvestri defends companies in all areas of civil litigation, particularly the defense of companies and individuals in product liability and insurance defense matters. Mike also...
410.962.5313
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Of Counsel
Jana Slavina Farmer represents client interests in connection with design professional matters and architects’ copyright; intellectual property matters involving copyright, sale and...
914.872.7247
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Andrea Sobolewski Attorney Wilson Elser Law Firm
Associate
Andrea Sobolewski handles general liability and casualty matters. When claims arise, she follows a resolution plan designed to determine likely exposure, identify resolution options and...
212.915.5547
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Jianlin Song, Wilson Elser Law Firm, San Francisco, Health Care Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Jianlin Song began her professional life as a physician, and today focuses her product liability legal practice on litigation and compliance issues involving medical device and...
415-625-9259
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Thomas M. Spitaletto, Wilson Elser, Insurance matters attorney, partner
Partner
Combining extensive litigation experience with proven coverage analysis capabilities, Tommy Spitaletto provides legal assistance to a large and growing base of clients. For his insurance...
214.698.8099
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Marisa Trasatti Partner Baltimore Complex Tort & General Casualty Commercial Litigation Environmental Italy Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices
Marisa Trasatti focuses her practice primarily on civil litigation, with an emphasis on product liability litigation, including cases involving drugs and medical devices. She serves as...
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