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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 the New York City Bar Association (2002-2005 and 2018-2021). 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.


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  • New York City Bar Association, Insurance Law Committee, 2002-2005, 2018-2021
  • New York City Bar Association, Consumer Affairs Committee, 2002-2005


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  • Co-author, “Can A Grain of Rice Cause Mass Destruction,” MCWG Winter 2018-2019 Newsletter, December 2018.
  • Co-author, “Property Insurance Considerations For Green Energy Storage,” Law360, November 27, 2018.
  • Co-author, “Will Crisis Management Insurance Cover Ransomware?” Law360, January 17, 2018.
  • Co-author, “Business interruption meets cyber risk coverage,” Business Insurance, March 6, 2017.
  • Co-author, “Let’s Talk: Cooperation With Opposing Counsel Can Contain Discovery Costs,” New York Law Journal, June, 2013.
  • Author, “Managing Metadata,” Best’s Review, November 2005.
  • Author, “The Expanding Role of Contingent Business Interruption Insurance,” Mealey’s, December 2003.
  • Author, “Electronic Data Need Careful Handling,” Business Insurance, June 2003.

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

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