New York––October 6, 2022––Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna is pleased to announce that it has been named a national Tier 1 firm for insurance by Benchmark Litigation in its 2023 guide. The firm also received recognition as a recommended firm for dispute resolution in New York.
In its analysis, Benchmark Litigation noted Cohen Ziffer “has already made significant inroads over the course of its short existence by way of the individual and collective reputations of its personnel, all of whom are known for being leaders in high-end insurance litigation.” The firm was highlighted for having “the most skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable attorneys representing insureds in insurance litigation.”
In addition to the firm rankings, the following five partners were named Litigation Stars:
The following four partners were named to Benchmark’s 40 & Under List:
Cohen Ziffer’s litigators are first-rate trial lawyers who also have experience tackling a host of complex commercial insurance disputes on behalf of organizations across the country, and have handled a spectrum of very large, complex, high-stakes, and cutting-edge cases. The Cohen Ziffer team litigates these high-stakes coverage suits in a variety of state and federal courts and tribunals and jurisdictions around the world, and represents organizations in a diverse array of economic sectors.
Cohen Ziffer has secured multiple groundbreaking rulings on behalf of policyholders, including a ruling allowing a pandemic-related insurance coverage case brought by policyholder JDS Construction Group, LLC to move forward, a $400 million award for New Jersey Transit Corporation over damages sustained in Superstorm Sandy, and a summary judgment for Towers Watson and Co. securing access to more than $60 million in insurance coverage for an underlying lawsuit—a major victory for policyholders that reaffirmed that a common “bump-up” exclusion in “D&O” policies does not bar coverage for claims arising from merger transactions.
Benchmark’s complete analysis of the firm is available here.