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Jeffrey S. Weinstein

 

Jeffrey S. Weinstein has over thirty years of experience in insurance, reinsurance, commercial, tort, contract, corporate, and multi-district litigations and arbitrations. His practice is concentrated in domestic and international insurance coverage disputes involving first-party property, energy, pollution, and employers’ liability coverages, and coverage issues arising from CAT losses (e.g., 9/11; 2005 hurricanes; 2011 Japan earthquake; and Superstorm Sandy), where he has served as national and international coverage counsel to insurance and reinsurance panels.  Mr. Weinstein also assists clients in policy drafting, claims handling, and litigation in connection with worldwide property and specialty coverages, such as “Kidnap, Ransom, Extortion,” “Confiscation, Expropriation, Nationalization,” “Malicious Product Tampering,” “Product Recall,” “Contaminated Products,” “Property, Terrorism, Sabotage,” and various “War Risks.” He has litigated and handled appeals in state and federal courts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and has participated in litigations involving several European countries.

Mr. Weinstein has lectured throughout the United States and in the U.K. on first-party coverage issues involving environmental damages, product recall/contamination insurance, mold, and hurricane claims, and he has written for Best’s Review, Mealey’s Litigation Reports (Insurance), Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes, The National Law Journal, and the Risk Management Newsletter. In 2006 and 2018, Mr. Weinstein was a panelist at the Matson, Driscoll & Damico Annual Business Interruption Roundtable Panel Discussion in London.

Mr. Weinstein and Eugene Wollan prepared the 2010 revisions to the chapter on Property Insurance in Appleman’s New York Insurance Law.

Mr. Weinstein is a founding member of and presenter at the annual New York “Powercon” Energy conference, which has become a prominent educational seminar in the Property/Energy Insurance sector.

He is admitted to the New York and New Jersey State and Federal bars, the District Court of Wisconsin and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and he is a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association.

Mr. Weinstein is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Boston University School of Law (cum laude).

Memberships/Honors

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  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • New York County Lawyers' Association

Publications

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  • 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, “Starting Over: Policy Rescission In New York vs. The UK,” Law360,January 23, 2017.
  • Co-Author, “Percentage-Based Deductibles, Logically Applied,” MCWG 2016 Summer Newsletter, Issue 04 Volume 24.
  • Co-Author, “The Foster Poultry Farms Decision: Update,” MCWG 2016 Summer Newsletter, Issue 04 Volume 24.
  • Co-Author, “When Property Insurance Policies are Enforced as Written: Lessons from HP Hood,” MCWG 2016 Summer Newsletter, Issue 04 Volume 24.
  • Co-Author, “REBUTTAL: When Insurance Policies Are Enforced As Written,” Law360, January 26, 2016.
  • Co-Author, “The Foster Poultry Farms Decision: Testing the Limits of Contaminated Products Insurance,” MCWG Winter 2015/2016 Newsletter, Issue 04, Volume 23.
  • Co-Author, “Accidental Production Contamination and Product Recall – Current Trends and Practice Points,” MCWG Winter Newsletter, Volume 23, Issue 1, December 2014.
  • Author, “The ‘Causation’ Conundrum and What We Can Learn from U.K. Law,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Insurance, February 9, 2011.
  • Co-Author, “Swine Flu – Implications for First-Party and Workers’ Compensation Insurance,” Claims Quorum – CPCU Society Claims Interest Group, Volume 28, Number 2, April 2010.
  • Co-Author, “Innocence Lost and Found: Determining Recovery for Co-Insured,” New York Law Journal, March 1, 2010.
  • Co-Author, “This Just In: How Product Recall Coverage Can be Affected by the Media,” Executive View’s Digital Guide on Insurance and Risk Management, January 2010.
  • Co-Author, “Contingent Business Interruption – The ‘Silent’ Coverage,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Catastrophic Loss, Vol. 4, #11, August 2009.
  • Author, “Food Products Recall Insurance:  It May Be Newsworthy, But Is It Covered?”, Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes, June 2008.
  • Co-author, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: How to Measure Business Interruption Losses,” Mealey’s Business Interruption, December 2002.
  • Co-author, “Mold and Sick Building Syndrome,” White Paper, 2001.
  • Co-author, “Business Interruption,” Best’s Review, December 2002.
  • Author, “Defamation in Cyberspace,” Mealey’s Insurance.
  • Author, “Does Defamation on Web Create Liability for ISPs?”, The National Law Journal, August 20, 2001.
  • Co-author, “Insurance Risks in the Computer Age,” White Paper, 2000.
  • Co-author, “Y2K and Insurance Coverage; A Comprehensive Review,” White Paper, 1999.
  • Author, “Y2K: A First-Party Perspective,” Mealey’s Litigation Report, March 9, 1999.
  • Author, “Great (or Reasonable) Expectations,” Best’s Review, May 1990.

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Founder/Co-Sponsor/Lecturer – New York Power Conference (“NY PowerCon”), 2012-2018.
  • Panelist: “Matson Driscoll & Damico Annual Business Interruption Roundtable Panel Discussion,” London, June 2006; June 2018
  • Lecturer, “First-Party Claims: The Rise (and Fall) of Tailing Dams,” Loss Executive Associates 86th Spring Educational Conference, June 2017.
  • Co-Chair/Lecturer, “Product Recall & Contamination Insurance Symposium: ‘Past, Present & Predictions’” (Chicago – October 27, 2016); (London – April 28, 2016); (New York – October 1, 2015).
  • Facilitator, LEA Educational Conference: “OSHA’s Effect on Business Interruption Claims,” January 2015.
  • Webinar, “War Risks/Terrorism: Coverages and Exclusions,” West LegalEdcenter, August 5, 2013.
  • Lecturer, “Sendai Earthquake/Tsunami: Discussion of First-Party Coverage Issues,” ARC Legacy’s Insurance and Reinsurance Breakfast Forum,” London, England, June 22, 2011.
  • Lecturer, “Food Contamination Claims: Coverage Issues,” PLRB 2011 Claims Conference, April 2011.
  • Lecturer, ” Food Product Recall Insurance: It May be Newsworthy, But Is It Covered?” Top 10 Insurance Issues Conference, BVR Legal/Mealey’s Conferences, December 2008.
  • Lecturer, “Mealey’s Mold Insurance Litigation Conference,” September 2002.
  • Lecturer, “First-Party Coverage of Environmental Damages and Mold Claims,” 2001-2002.

Admissions

New York, 1986
New Jersey (State and District Courts), 1986
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts, New York, 1988
Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1990
Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2001
U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Wisconsin, 2002
Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2001
U.S. District Court, Northern District, New York 2011
U.S. District Court, Western District, New York 2016

Education

B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1983
J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1986