Eric Jesse Counsel

New YorkNew Jersey
T 973.597.2576 | F 973.597.2577



Clients value Eric’s practical yet strategic approach to a broad array of insurance matters. He has extensive experience counseling policyholders regarding their insurance programs, and a strong track record of success in resolving coverage disputes with insurers. When litigation is necessary, Eric uses strategic judgment to pursue the client’s desired result, often achieving an early pretrial disposition.

Eric has also litigated multiple pro bono matters through his work with the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. He successfully represented a religious organization in a lawsuit against an insurer that had sought to deny the entity coverage, and helped veterans obtain medical and disability benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition, he worked on behalf of unaccompanied refugee children who had fled violence in their native country, helping them avoid deportation and obtain permanent residency.

Representative Engagements

Achieved trial and appellate court victories in New York State Court for Sterling Infosystems, Inc., a provider of background checks and consumer reports. As a result of these victories, Sterling’s professional liability insurer has to cover Sterling, up to its full $5 million policy limit, for several putative class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. In addition, the insurer was ordered to reimburse Sterling for the attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred for the coverage litigation.
Successfully represented a chemical manufacturer in a lawsuit for defense and indemnity coverage for nationwide product liability claims.
Successfully represented a general contractor in a lawsuit in New Jersey state court for insurance coverage for alleged construction defect lawsuits, obtaining a court order directing the insurer to defend the general contractor.
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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

Ransomware, Cyber Insurance and Cryptocurrency: Are You Covered?
Information Age, September 29, 2017
Matt Savare, Eric Jesse, Rob Reznick of Flashpoint
Directors, Officers, Creditors Beware: D&O Coverage Narrowed in Bankruptcy Cases
New York Law Journal, September 27, 2017
David Banker, Wojciech Jung, Eric Jesse
Maximizing Insurance Recovery for Hurricane Harvey and Irma Losses
Insurance Recovery Group Client Alert, September 13, 2017
Lynda Bennett, Eric Jesse
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Press Mentions

In Law360Lynda Bennett and Eric Jesse are mentioned for their representation of a food equipment manufacturer in its insurance broker malpractice lawsuit. , Law360 , February 17, 2017
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
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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