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Eric has extensive experience advising corporate policyholders on a wide array of insurance coverage issues. In particular, Eric has developed a deep understanding and knowledge base in several niche specialty policies, including representations and warranties (R&W) insurance, directors and officers (D&O) policies, and cyber insurance.
On the counseling side of his practice, Eric advises private equity clients and strategic buyers when purchasing R&W insurance to improve the policy’s terms and conditions, narrow the exclusions, and facilitate the underwriting process so R&W insurance matters do not delay the deal. Other types of policies–such as D&O, professional liability, and cyber–can be negotiated too. And because of his deep knowledge of market standards, Eric assists policyholders in identifying and then pursuing policy enhancements that can pay dividends when a claim is presented.
When policyholders face coverage disputes, Eric has helped his clients recover well over $100 million in insurance proceeds. His focus is to resolve the claim efficiently–minimizing the costs and burdens on his clients–while positioning the claim to maximize coverage. Sometimes, this means mediating with insurers before (or shortly after) filing a lawsuit. At other times, litigation is necessary to make insurers pay. Either way, Eric takes a strategic approach, continually focusing on the key issues and actions to win the case.
Eric has also litigated multiple pro bono matters through his work with the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. He has helped veterans obtain medical and disability benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. He has also helped six unaccompanied immigrant minors–who faced abuse and violence in their home countries–obtain permanent residency in the United States.