H Henkind
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Hilary M. Henkind

 

Hilary M. Henkind engages in both property and liability insurance coverage litigation, as well as general commercial and insurance litigation. She represents insurers in claims involving natural catastrophes, terrorism, professional liability, complex environmental contamination, mold, insurance brokers’ liability, fraud, and business interruption. Ms. Henkind is admitted to the bars of New York and Massachusetts. In addition, she has participated in litigation in the federal courts of California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Ms. Henkind is a graduate of Union College, cum laude, and Boston University School of Law, magna cum laude, where she was an editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine. She received a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1996, and received a Certificate of Achievement for attaining the highest cumulative grades of all Boston Chapter 1996 designees.

Honors

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1996.
  • Certificate of Achievement in recognition of attaining the highest cumulative grades of all Boston Chapter 1996 designees.

Representative Matters

Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, Ltd. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, 2014 WL 642993 (4th Cir.)  Summary judgment granted in a case involving contingent business interruption coverage and discussing whether an entity was a “direct” supplier of the insured.

Jane Street Holding, LLC v. Aspen American Ins. Co., 2014 WL 28600 (S.D.N.Y.), aff’d ____ Fed. Appx.  ___, 2014 WL 5287051 (2d Cir.) – obtained summary judgment on breach of contract and bad-faith claim involving Sandy flood damage

Ranger Pipelines, Inc. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2013 WL 1809003 (N.D. Cal.) – motion to dismiss granted on suit limitation ground

Five Star Electric Corp. v. Zurich American Ins. Co., 101 A.D.3d 802, 956 N.Y.S.2d 115 (2d Dept. 2012) – Obtained summary judgment  on a breach of contract claim against an electrical subcontractor involved in the construction of CitiField

Huey, et al. v. Super Fresh/Sav-A-Center, Inc., E.D. La. – obtained defense verdict in Katrina breach of contract and bad-faith action involving damage to a supermarket

Royal Indem. Co. v. Retail Brand Alliance, Inc., 33 A.D.3d 392, 822 N.Y.S.2d 268 (1st Dept. 2006) – affirmed order granting summary judgment to insurer for a retail store’s extended business interruption claim following destruction of World Trade Center.

Newsroom

Bylined Articles

  • Sorry for the Delay,” Law 360, Insurance Law, June 15, 2017
  • “Looking At The Limitations Of The Delay Exclusion,” Law360, June 14, 2017
  • “Let Me Be Direct:  Direct is Not an Ambiguous Term,”  FC&S Legal, March 3, 2014
  • “Coverage Implications Related to the Eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull Volcano,” co-authored with Francis Montbach, Costantino Suriano, Frank DeAngelis, and Marc Haas, Journal of Reinsurance, Volume 17, Number 3, Summer 2010
  • “Getting Rid of Mold, Fungus and Rot,” Mealey’s Litigation Reports: Mold, November 2002
  • “Something’s In The Air,” Global Reinsurance, 2001
  • “Seeing is Believing,” co-authored with Wayne Glaubinger, Best’s Review, December 2001
  • “Ski Injury Litigation” and “Breach of an Insurer’s Duty to Defend,” The Standard, New England’s Insurance Weekly

Admissions

New York, 1993
Massachusetts, 1992
2nd Circuit, 2014
4th Circuit, 2013
5th Circuit, 2010
11th Circuit, 2001
S.D.N.Y., 1997
E.D.N.Y., 1997
1st Circuit,  1993
D. Mass, 1993

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1992
B.S., cum laude, Union College, 1989

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