Head Office Address:
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Chair: Robin Cohen
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Number of Partners: 11
Number of Attorneys: 21
Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna LLP, which opened its doors in New York in January 2021, is built on the reputations and experience of nationally recognized lawyers who have worked together and represented policyholders as a unified team for more than 20 years, recovering billions of dollars for their clients and securing landmark judicial rulings. The group has earned a national reputation as fierce advocates for policyholders in high-profile, high-dollar disputes against insurance companies and for obtaining precedent-setting decisions. The team represents a client base of Fortune 500 companies, hedge funds, and private equity firms.
Clients rely on Cohen Ziffer’s adept, formidable advocacy team to maximize their insurance coverage, reduce their risk, and guide them safely through their liability disputes and bet-the-company challenges.
Among other victories, the team has:
With decades of insurance recovery and advisory experience, Cohen Ziffer also assists clients with their insurance counseling needs, guiding organizations through complex insurance issues and advising on the insurance coverage that is right for them. The firm’s attorneys work with clients and their insurance brokers to identify the most likely liability risks and to review their insurance policies and advise on whether they are likely to cover those risks. When incidents do occur, they also guide their clients through the insurance claims process.
The firm’s commercial litigators are first-rate trial lawyers who also have experience tackling a host of complex commercial insurance disputes on behalf of organizations across the country, and have handled a spectrum of very large, complex, high-stakes, and cutting-edge cases. The team litigates these high-stakes coverage suits in a variety of state and federal courts and tribunals and jurisdictions around the world, and represents organizations in a diverse array of economic sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, professional services, and real estate.
Throughout 2020 and beyond, Cohen Ziffer’s work has expanded to handle a wave of COVID-related business interruption claims from policyholders around the country. The team has advised more than 100 clients on pandemic-related insurance matters to date. In one notable business interruption case, the firm secured a ruling for construction management company JDS Construction Group LLC, which found that the coronavirus’ presence was enough to allege “physical loss or damage” to property.
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Updated Sep 2021