Eric Jesse Counsel

New YorkNew Jersey
T 973.597.2576 | F 973.597.2577



Eric Jesse is Counsel to Lowenstein Sandler’s Insurance Recovery Group. Eric’s goals are his clients’ goals and he works hard to achieve them. Whether working to resolve coverage disputes when insurers withhold coverage or counseling clients on their existing insurance portfolio, Eric takes a practical yet thorough approach to address clients’ insurance needs. When litigation is necessary, Eric focuses on the tasks and arguments that move the case toward the client’s desired result without any distractions that needlessly increase the costs of litigation.

In addition, Eric has litigated several pro bono matters through his work with the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. He successfully represented a religious organization in an insurance coverage dispute, convincing the insurer to move from its “no coverage” position. Eric has also helped veterans obtain medical and disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has also successfully stopped the deportation of unaccompanied immigrant children, who came to the United States to escape violence in their native country, by helping them obtain permanent residency.

Representative Engagements

Successfully represented a chemical manufacturer in a lawsuit for defense and indemnity coverage for nationwide product liability claims.
Currently representing a general contractor in a lawsuit in New Jersey state court for insurance coverage for alleged construction defect lawsuits. Obtained a court order directing the insurer to defend the general contractor.
Currently representing a large corporate policyholder in negotiations with multiple insurers for insurance coverage for environmental remediation costs.
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Other Distinctions

  • George Washington University Law School Clinical Legal Association Outstanding Student Award - Awarded for work with the law school's Public Justice Advocacy Clinic.

Publications

Broad and Timely Notice to All Insurers: Critical to Protect and Maximize Your Insurance Asset
Insurance Recovery Group Client Alert, September 27, 2016
Eric Jesse
National Trend Confirming Insurance Coverage for General Contractors in Construction Defect Lawsuits Continues
Insurance Recovery Group Client Alert, August 8, 2016
Lynda Bennett, Eric Jesse
Policyholders Beware: Timely Notice of a Claim Under a Claims Made Policy Is Critically Important
Insurance Recovery Client Alert, February 17, 2016
Eric Jesse
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Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler successfully defended Marmon Holdings, Inc., at trial in a CERCLA cost recovery lawsuit filed by the United States relating to a nearly $3 billion cleanup in Idaho. The EPA was looking to require the company to contribute over $45 million to the cleanup. The U.S. claimed that the company, through a dissolved subsidiary, is the legal successor in interest to a company that conducted active mining activities in the early 1900s and as such, has CERCLA liability for the government's cleanup costs. Lowenstein argued that the U.S. theory contradicted Delaware corporate law by trying to hold a shareholder liable because the dissolved subsidiary was no longer amenable to suit. The Court ultimately decided that the company did not have successor liability and that the strategy of suing Marmon directly was contrary to Delaware law. The Lowenstein team included Michael Lichtenstein, Eric JesseMichael Rodburg and Sean Collier. , October 5, 2015
Law360 highlighted the New York Supreme Court’s decision in favor of our client in two federal lawsuits seeking damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Lowenstein Sandler represented our client in a dispute involving insurance coverage for statutory damages available under the FCRA. The Insurance Recovery Group secured a summary judgment victory for the client who is now entitled to recovery of the costs that were incurred in the coverage litigation. , Law360 , July 29, 2015
Lowenstein Sandler’s Insurance Recovery Group has successfully secured defense coverage from Chicago Title Insurance Company in connection with several lawsuits challenging our client’s title to a significant land purchase. After several years of litigation, the New Jersey Appellate Division recently affirmed partial summary judgment in our client’s favor establishing Chicago Title’s ongoing duty to defend. In addition, the Appellate Division affirmed a $1.6M fee award, representing more than 95% of the requested fees, for previously incurred defense costs. Finally, the Appellate Division granted our cross-appeal on the right to recover the fees and costs that our client has incurred in the coverage litigation to establish Chicago Title’s coverage obligations as well as a right to pursue pre-judgment interest. The Lowenstein team was led by Lynda A. Bennett and included Michael Long, Frank Catalina, Eric Jesse, Megan Treseder, and Catherine Ricciardelli. , May 20, 2015

Related Areas

Insurance Recovery Group
Litigation

Education


George Washington University Law School ( J.D. , 2009 ) , with honors
George Washington University Columbian College of Arts & Science ( B.A. , 2006 )

Bar Admissions


New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions


U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York