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Rivkin Radler LLP

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Managing Partner: Evan H Krinick
Number of partners: 97 Number of lawyers: 190 (includes partners)
Languages: English, French, French and Haitian Creole, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Panjabi, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

Firm Overview:
Through five offices and more than 190 lawyers, Rivkin Radler delivers focused and effective legal services in nearly all areas of civil practice. Rivkin Radler’s attorneys are the advisors-of-choice for successful individuals, middle-market companies and large corporations. In business for over 65 years, the firm provides strong representation and builds even stronger client relationships. Many clients have been placing their trust in the firm for decades.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Commercial Litigation
Complex Torts & Product Liability
Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
Directors & Officers Liability
Employment & Labor
General Liability
Health Services
Insurance Coverage
Insurance Fraud
Intellectual Property
Medical Malpractice Defense
Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Professional Liability
Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Trusts & Estates

Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage Practice:
With more than 60 attorneys and a long track record, Rivkin Radler’s insurance coverage group is one of the largest coverage-focused practice groups in the US. The firm represents insurers big and small, domestic and foreign, investor-owned and policyholder-owned. The firm tackles the insurance industry’s newest and most challenging issues, with innovative strategies. Rivkin Radler was among the first firms to handle complex coverage issues such as pollution, cyber, asbestos, advertising injury, molestation, life sciences, medical technologies, climate change, terrorism, antitrust, intellectual property, and fraud. The firm stays at the cutting edge of insurance law. The firm is committed to outstanding client service. Its commitment is validated by its client retention rate. Many of the firm’s insurer relationships are more than 20 years old. The attorneys handle all aspects of insurance coverage law, including litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.
Representative matters:
■Represent Allianz and Allstate in a huge insurance coverage case against national rail operator Amtrak, which seeks $179 million in damages
■Won summary judgment dismissing all claims with prejudice against the firm’s client, Fireman’s Fund, in an action brought for contribution against Fireman’s Fund to pay for pollution cleanup costs
■Represented The Cincinnati Insurance Co. in an insurance coverage matter in which the insured, Eaton Veterinary Pharmaceutical, seeks coverage in connection with a lawsuit commenced against Eaton by its competitor, Zoetis, alleging patent and trademark infringement
■Represented insurers in the September 11 World Trade Center Liability Coverage Litigation
■Represented insurers in addressing coverage issues arising from diocesan sex abuse cases
■Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Travelers declaring that Travelers has no duty to defend or indemnify alleged insureds in an underlying wrongful death case under a business auto policy based upon the Employer’s Liability Exclusion
■Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Northfield Insurance Co., with the court finding that Northfield has no duty to defend or indemnify its named insured, a related entity, and a purported additional insured, in an underlying wrongful death action filed by the estate of a deceased patron of the named insured’s nightclub
Clients Include: ACE Insurance Co., AEGIS Insurance Services, Allianz, Allstate Insurance Companies, Central Insurance Companies, Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, Fireman’s Fund, GEICO, Hanover Insurance, Hudson Insurance Co., Interstate, Kinsale Insurance Co., Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Medical Liability Mutual Insurance, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Network Adjusters Inc., OneBeacon Insurance, Oxford Health Plans, QBE Insurance, Riverstone Claims Management, Seneca Insurance Company, Sentry Insurance, State Farm Insurance, The Cincinnati Insurance Company, The Hartford, Travelers, and Utica National Insurance Group

Rivkin Radler’s Health Services Practice:
Rivkin Radler represents a diverse group of healthcare clients, including clinically integrated networks, IPAs, specialty provider networks, managed care organizations and ACOs, urgent care centers, hospitals, and physician practices. The firm’s expertise encompasses complex healthcare transactions, regulatory compliance, enforcement actions, managed care contracting, disputes, and defense of criminal prosecutions. The firm frequently advises clients on privacy and security laws including HIPAA and the HITECH Act. The firm also represents clients in fraud and abuse cases, including False Claims Act and qui tam/whistleblower cases.
Representative matters:
■Advised St. Peter’s Health Partners, Saratoga Hospital, Health Quest Systems and Adirondack Health on a wide range of transactional, regulatory and compliance issues
■Represented Northwell Health in the $100 million acquisition of a leading orthopedic practice on Long Island
■Represented UnitedHealth Group in the creation and implementation of cutting-edge, value-based contracting initiatives, including the management of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
■Represented the New York University Clinically Integrated Network on a wide range of contracting issues
■Worked closely with ProHEALTH, its affiliated accountable care organization and urgent care network on a range of healthcare and regulatory assignments
■Represented CityMD in various regulatory and compliance issues
■Represented Trinity Health System in connection with licensure and operating issues in the state of New York
■Represented the Hospital for Special Surgery in connection with the creation of an ambulatory surgery center
■Represented some of the largest companies in the country providing intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring, including Neuro Alert
■Advised PRINE Health on the establishment of a medical practice, and related MSO and IPA, focused on chronic kidney disease in six Long Island office locations
Clients Include: Adirondack Health, CareMount Medical, CityMD, Fidelis, NYU Clinically Integrated Network, Northwell Health, Optum (UnitedHealth Group), PRINE Health, ProHEALTH, Provecta Diagnostics, St. Peter’s Health Partners, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, North American Partners in Anesthesia