Firm Profile > Anderson Kill PC > New York, United States

Anderson Kill PC
United States

Industry focus > Insurance: advice to policyholders Tier 1

The New York-based team at Anderson Kill PC exclusively represents policyholders in coverage disputes. Particular areas of strength are environmental, toxic tort, and asbestos liability. Robert Horkovich represented the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in appellate court in litigation relating to asbestos claims dating back to the construction of the original World Trade Center. Horkovich jointly heads the practice with William Passannante, who represents corporate policyholders and educational and governmental institutions. Other areas of expertise for the team include D&O, data breaches and cyber risks, product liability, professional liability, white-collar crime, property losses, and business interruption losses. Raymond Mascia is also recommended and has extensive experience in professional liability and property insurance disputes.

Practice head(s):

Robert Horkovich; William Passannante

Other key lawyers:

Finley Harckham; Rhonda Orin; Steven Pudell; Robert Chesler; Pamela Hans; Joshua Gold; Raymond Mascia


‘The team is the premier firm in NJ for the representation of insureds’

Key clients

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

WRG  Asbestos PI Trust

San Diego Unified Port District

Kaiser Gypsum

Alix Partners




Acella Pharmaceutical

Host Terminals

ASARCO Asbestos

NYU Langone Hospitals

Nationwide Railroad (liability policies)

Nationwide Railroad (property policies)

Star Indemnity / CRF Frozen Foods

Valley National Bank

Anderson Kill PC is a full-service law firm best known for its work in insurance recovery. The firm represents policyholders only in insurance coverage disputes, and its freedom from ties to the insurance industry gives it a competitive advantage in advancing policyholder rights. The Wall Street Journal has described Anderson Kill as combining ‘corporate polish with the pugnacity of a plaintiff’s firm’. In 2019, the firm’s insurance recovery group was named Legal Team of the Year in Business Insurance’s U.S. Insurance Awards for the second consecutive year. The group was also named a 2019 Practice Group of the Year in Insurance by Law360.

Main areas of practice
Insurance recovery: Anderson Kill has recovered billions of dollars for policyholders in judgments and settlements, successfully pursuing high-stakes corporate insurance claims in environmental/asbestos/toxic tort liability, D&O, E&O, first party property, products liability, professional liability, intellectual property, commercial crime, property, and business interruption claims. The firm’s insurance recovery group has also been a trailblazer in cyber insurance recovery.

Corporate and commercial litigation: the firm litigates cases involving antitrust, securities, distressed investment recovery, breach of contract, fraud, the False Claims Act, employment, unfair competition, whistleblower suits, breach of fiduciary duty, waste management, class actions, and white-collar crime.

Bankruptcy and restructuring: the firm represents clients in debt restructurings, workouts, bankruptcies, avoidance actions, bankruptcy litigation, including serving as litigation trustees, and related finance and corporate transactions, including insurance recovery.

Cooperative and condominium law/real estate: Anderson Kill serves as general counsel to boards of directors and managers of numerous cooperatives, condominiums, and homeowners’ associations. It also provides land use and development, construction, insurance, and other transactional services for a host of complex real estate and construction projects.

Corporate and securities: the firm counsels clients in mergers/acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructuring, corporate governance and cross-border legal issues. It also acts as general counsel advising on corporate relationship creation and architecture, governance and daily business issues.

Employment and labor: Anderson Kill counsels management in every phase of employment and labor law. If litigation ensues, the firm provides cost-effective and results-oriented representation. It also represents employers in labor arbitrations, union negotiations and union avoidance. The employment practice also deploys a team to conduct independent investigations of harassment claims.

Estates, trusts and tax services: the firm plans estates, administers trusts and estates, advises clients on personal tax and wealth management issues, and resolves related disputes through negotiation or litigation. Domestic and international clients include highly compensated and moderate- to high-net-worth individuals, business owners and families whom the firm has represented for generations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Insurance recovery Robert M Horkovich
Insurance recovery William G Passannante
Corporate and commercial litigation Lawrence Kill
Bankruptcy and restructuring Dennis J Nolan
Bankruptcy and restructuring Mark D Silverschotz
Cooperative and condominium law/real estate Peter I Livingston
Cooperative and condominium law/real estate Morton H Rosen
Corporate and securities Jeremy E Deutsch
Employment and labor Bennett Pine
Estates, trusts and tax services Dennis A Zagroba
Intellectual property Kanishka Agarwala
Number of Partners : 43
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 31
Managing Partner : Robert M Horkovich