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Jerold Oshinsky

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Commercial Litigation; Insurance Recovery Litigation; Plaintiffs' Litigation


Jerold Oshinsky has more than 35 years of experience litigating insurance recovery cases in federal and state courts throughout the country on behalf of a variety of Fortune 500 policyholders and others in the chemical, pharmaceutical, financial, food, education and health industries. For four consecutive years, Chambers USA designated him as the only lawyer to be accorded "Star" ranking in its national insurance category, describing him as "the foremost practitioner at the policyholder Bar." As a result of his path breaking accomplishments being one of the country's leading insurance recovery litigators, along with mentoring and advancing the careers of numerous attorneys throughout his profession, in 2013 Mr. Oshinsky was the sole honoree of the prestigious Chambers "Lifetime Achievement Award."

Mr. Oshinsky litigates some of the most significant, complex insurance coverage issues in the country, applying theories, which he developed, that have guided insurance recovery law since its inception. He also advises clients about how to maximize their insurance assets. In addition, he is frequently selected as a party-appointed arbitrator in complex insurance coverage disputes. Recently, he has been focusing on issues relating to cyber liability, intellectual property, antitrust, qui tam and sexual abuse claims, as well as natural disaster cases.

Chambers USA, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Lawdragon 500, Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers have all consistently ranked Mr. Oshinsky as a leading practitioner in his field. In 2015, Lawdragon named Mr. Oshinsky a "Hall of Fame" inductee, a recognition given to 100 lawyers who have made remarkable contributions as leaders, litigators, dealmakers, power brokers, judges and innovators in the legal realm. In 2014, The National Law Journal named him one of the nation's Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers. He has also been recognized by the International Who’s Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers every year since 2010, and has been selected as a Leading Expert in Insurance and Reinsurance by Legal Media Group: Expert Guides for the past two years.

In addition to his insurance practice, Mr. Oshinsky actively represents clients in pro bono matters and acts as lead counsel in numerous pro bono immigration appeals. He has served as an arbitrator on several international arbitration panels, and has been retained as an expert witness in a number of insurance cases. Mr. Oshinsky also frequently lectures and publishes on a wide variety of insurance law topics, and serves as an expert witness in insurance coverage litigation matters.


New York; District of Columbia; California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


Columbia Law School (J.D., cum laude, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1967); Brooklyn College (B.A., cum laude, 1964)


Editorial Board Member, FC&S Legal: The Insurance Coverage Law Information Center

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