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Bruce R. Kaliner


Mr. Kaliner has over twenty-six years of experience involving domestic and international first-party property insurance and reinsurance coverage issues with a focus on large loss manufacturing, chemical, and refinery claims, complex on- and off-shore energy losses, cyber and ransomware/malware claims, fire, mold, flood / hurricane / earthquake catastrophe claims, application of deductibles, occurrence analysis, time element and business interruption loss, contingent business interruption, civil authority, service interruption, and ingress/egress loss, captive reinsurer disputes, commercial actions and direct mail marketing matters. His practice includes arbitrations, mediations, administrative hearings, trials, and appeals throughout the United States. Mr. Kaliner is in charge of the firm’s e-discovery task force.

Mr. Kaliner is a member of the Insurance Law Committee of Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2018-2021 and earlier terms). He is a founding member of the New York “Powercon” Energy Conference, a yearly seminar in the Property/Energy Insurance Sector.

Mr. Kaliner is a graduate of American University and Boston University School of Law.



  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Insurance Law Committee (2018-2021 and earlier terms)
  • Recognized in New York Super Lawyers 2012 - 2016, 2019 - 2020
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  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Consumer Affairs Committee Insurance Law Committee (2002-2005)



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Speaking Engagements

  • Faculty, Small law Firm Series: “Cybersecurity: Ethical and Practical Risk Management Issues for Lawyers Dealing with Cybersecurity.” New York City Bar Association, October 17, 2019.
  • Moderator, PowerCon Conference (Energy & Power) – Energy Transformation, May 16, 2019.
  • Presenter, “Are First-Party Insurers at Risk From Cyber Attacks on Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure?,” Loss Executive Association Meeting, Buckhead, GA, June 15, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Under New York Law,” New York City Bar Association, February 27, 2014.
  • Presenter, PowerCon Conference (Energy & Power) – Emerging 1st Party Property Coverage Issues in Alternative/Renewable Energy, May 2011.
  • Co-Conference Chair, Mealey’s Insurance 101 Conference, February 2005.
  • Lecturer, Institute for Continuing Education on the subject of Advanced Litigation Techniques.


New York, 1987
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts, New York, 1989


J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1986
B.S., B.A., American University, 1983