Alan Rutkin > Rivkin Radler > Long Island, United States > Lawyer Profile

Rivkin Radler
926 RXR PLAZA
UNIONDALE, NY 11556
NEW YORK
United States

Work Department

Insurance Coverage; Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Position

Alan S. Rutkin handles every aspect of insurance coverage law.

Alan has represented insurance companies in insurance coverage matters for 30 years, successfully resolving more than 100 major claims involving the environment, energy, policyholder-owned insurers, and other complex issues. He also writes insurance policies.

Alan frequently speaks on insurance coverage for the American Bar Association (ABA), the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), and other leading professional and insurance industry organizations. He co-chaired the FDCC’s 2017 Insurance Industry Institute. He has also advised, published and lectured on the emerging insurance coverage issues concerning cyber liability.

He is the past chair of the ABA’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, has held many other ABA leadership positions and presently serves as one of the elected governors of the ABA’s TIPS Section. He is the chair of the Insurance Coverage Section of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel and past chair of the Litigation Committee of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.

In addition, Alan is a member of the FDCC and the American Law Institute, a past chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Federal Civil Practice Program and a member of Rivkin Radler’s executive committee.

Alan is active in the community, leads the firm’s pro bono program and received the “Leadership In Law” award from Long Island Business News. He has served on the board of trustees of the Great Neck Estates Civic Association and is past president of the Great Neck Rotary, where he coordinated annual Thanksgiving food drives that fed thousands of people.

Career

He is the past chair of the ABA’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, has held many other ABA leadership positions and presently serves as one of the elected governors of the ABA’s TIPS Section.  Alan is the Chair of the Insurance Coverage Section of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Alan chairs the Litigation Committee of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.

Alan also has been active in the Steinberg Leadership Institute of the Anti-Defamation League.

Memberships

American Bar Association – Litigation and Insurance Practice Sections
Elected Governor of TIPS Section

New York State Bar Association

Education

Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Union College, B.A. with Honors in Political Science, cum laude, Becker Scholarship

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers

Rivkin Radler covers a wide range of issues, providing coverage advice and helping clients resolve disputes via litigation, mediation or arbitration. Vastly experienced practice head Alan Rutkin  has resolved a large number of claims involving the environment, energy, and other complex issues. Michael Kotula  is a key lawyer of the team, defending clients against various high-exposure claims including those involving health hazards, toxic torts, construction defects, and sex abuse. All lawyers mentioned here are based in Long Island. Norman Tolle retired in March 2021.