Chambers USA Honors Three Offit Kurman Lawyers and the Firm’s Insurance Recovery Practice Group in Philadelphia
Offit Kurman’s Insurance Recovery Practice Group in Philadelphia has been included in Chambers USA 2019. In addition, three of the firm’s lawyers—Jay M. Levin, Richard Wasserman, and Michael Conley—have achieved individual Chambers rankings. Mr. Levin and Mr. Wasserman have been ranked as Band 1 lawyers, with Mr. Conley ranked as a Band 3 lawyer, all for multiple years.
Since 1990, Chambers has ranked the best lawyers in jurisdictions throughout the United States. In-house counsel around the world consider the Chambers directory a go-to resource when searching for an attorney. To produce its rankings, Chambers employs more than 170 full-time editors and researchers—the largest research team of its kind—who identify, gather information about, and conduct interviews with tens of thousands of attorneys. The result is a comprehensive, objective guide to the most qualified and experienced legal practitioners working today.
Offit Kurman is one of only 11 firms ranked in the “Insurance” department category in Pennsylvania. Mr. Levin, who serves as chair of the Insurance Recovery Practice Group, said clients appreciate the team’s flexible approach and sole focus on representing policyholders—never carriers.
ABOUT JAY LEVIN
Jay M. Levin is an insurance recovery attorney and serves as the chair of the firm's Insurance Recovery practice group in the Philadelphia office. He focuses his practice on representing policyholders in disputes with insurance companies involving all types of insurance coverage. Jay has extensive litigation experience in multi-million dollar property insurance coverage cases, including suits involving policy construction and application, cause and origin, valuation, and business interruption issues. He has assisted clients in successfully resolving eight and nine figure Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy cases without litigation, and successfully representing other policyholders in litigating Katrina and Sandy cases. Jay represents financial institutions and other commercial policyholders in claims arising under fidelity and crime policies, including claims arising out of defaulted mortgages and employee embezzlement. He has also litigated significant professional liability and general liability coverage cases. In the Directors and Officers liability area, Jay actively works with clients to resolve all types of disputes, including application of exclusions and allocation issues. Jay has also arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association and in private binding arbitration. Most of his litigated cases involve allegations of bad faith and he is well-versed in that area, as well.
ABOUT RICHARD WASSERMAN
Mr. Wasserman focuses his practice in matters involving bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related litigation, creditors' rights, secured transactions, workouts, reorganizations and restructurings. He has extensive experience representing clients in major business, commercial and real estate bankruptcy, workout and reorganization matters and has also served as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee, as a court-appointed Examiner and as a mediator in bankruptcy adversary proceedings and claims resolution proceedings. He is a member of ADR Maryland and is available to mediate complex bankruptcy, business and commercial dispute matters. Mr. Wasserman has been honored by being selected as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. He is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and workout-related topics.
ABOUT MICHAEL CONLEY
ABOUT MICHAEL CONLEY
Mr. Conley is Co-Managing Principal of the Philadelphia office and the founder of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Practice Group. His broad legal experience includes insurance coverage litigation, and general litigation. He exclusively represents policyholders, including closely held, publicly traded, nonprofit, and municipal entities, with claims against their insurance companies. His insurance coverage law experience includes handling coverage actions on behalf of insureds relating to claim under general liability policies, bad faith claims, defense obligations, law and ordinance exclusions, crime coverage, employment liability coverage, and coverage for data loss and environmental liability.
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the mid-Atlantic region. With over 185 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our twelve offices serve individual and corporate clients along the I95 corridor in the Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City regions. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.
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