Catherine M. Aiello Counsel

New YorkNew Jersey
T 973.597.2362 | F 973.597.2363



Cathy represents corporate and individual policyholders in insurance coverage matters, both pre- and post-loss. In addition to analyzing insurance programs and advising clients on coverage issues, she is known for her practical approach to resolving disputes when insurers disclaim or reduce coverage, and she prides herself on achieving maximum insurance recoveries. When Cathy determines that litigation is in the best interests of her clients, she works to ensure the strategy is focused on getting the claim resolved successfully and in the most cost-effective manner.

Before beginning her legal career, Cathy was a senior executive in the insurance brokerage industry. In this capacity, she managed communications and marketing for several of the industry’s leading global brokers, working closely with insurance professionals in the industry and practice groups–including property and casualty claims–to promote their products and solutions to clients. As a result of her work experience and deep knowledge of the brokerage industry, Cathy has a unique understanding of her clients’ insurance coverage issues and the challenges facing policyholders when policy disputes arise.

Committed to public service, Cathy also represents pro bono clients through her work with the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. She recently argued before the Third Circuit on behalf of one of her clients.

Representative Engagements

Represents a service company in a lawsuit in New Jersey State Court seeking insurance coverage from several primary and excess insurers for environmental remediation costs.
Represents a chemical manufacturer in connection with insurance coverage for asbestos litigation, losses sustained as a result of Superstorm Sandy and bodily injury claims arising from construction activities.
Represents a pharmaceutical company with insurance claims under a directors and officers policy for government subpoenas where the insurer has denied coverage.
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Publications

Courts Continue to Grapple with Allocation Issues Associated with Insolvent Insurers
Insurance Recovery Group Client Alert, January 20, 2016
Catherine Aiello, Megan Treseder
Watch What You Say To Your Insurance Broker
Law360, July 24, 2015
Michael Lichtenstein, Catherine Aiello
Policyholder Beware: Communications With Insurance Brokers May Waive Privilege
Insurance Coverage Alert, April 6, 2015
Michael Lichtenstein, Catherine Aiello
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Related Areas

Insurance Recovery Group
Litigation

Education


Rutgers Law School ( J.D. , 2009 ) , Member, Women’s Rights Law Reporter
Pace University ( B.A. , 1985 ) , English, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions


New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions


2015 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
2009 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Affiliations


  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association