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Andrew Lewner is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Andrew has broad experience in all phases of commercial litigation. He has conducted numerous bench and jury trials, and has represented private and public companies in a wide range of matters before federal and state courts. Andrew also has extensive experience relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution, having represented companies and individuals before arbitration panels and in multi-day mediations throughout the world.
Andrew's broad commercial litigation experience includes having litigated matters relating to insurance coverage, workers’ compensation insurance, reinsurance, real estate, tax certiorari, implementation of 421-a and ICIP tax exemptions, easements and licenses, as well as inter-family business breakups. He has developed particular expertise in matters relating to insurance and reinsurance, and has handled matters involving such issues as misrepresentations in connection with placement of reinsurance, disputes as to the coverage provided by reinsurance agreements, rent-a-captive arrangements, standards of conduct applicable to ceding companies in their dealings with reinsurers, disputes with program managers and broker negligence. His representations of insurance and reinsurance companies have included disputes relating to a numerous insurance products and risks, including general liability, excess and umbrella liability, workers’ compensation, asbestos, environmental, property/casualty and catastrophe insurance.
Andrew has been selected as a “New York Metro Super Lawyer, Rising Star” 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Andrew is a member of numerous organizations, including the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (for which he serves on the Arbitration Committee) and the AIDA-U.S. Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS) (for which he serves on the International Committee and the Forms and Procedures Committee). He is a regular speaker at industry conferences, and has authored numerous articles that have been published in widely-read publications, including the New York Law Journal, on a host of topics of interest to the legal and business community.
Andrew earned his law degree from the Fordham University School of Law in 2001, during which time he was a member of the Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Honors College) in 1998.