Michael E. Gorelick, Counsel

A founding member of AGF&J, Mr. Gorelick has practiced litigation and appellate law for 30 years and has extensive experience in insurance coverage, employment practices liability for management, professional liability defense and reinsurance.

Over the years, Mr. Gorelick has represented and counseled a wide variety of clients including, among others: Lloyd's of London and domestic insurance companies; financial services firms, such as Neuberger Berman, Inc. and Chrysler Financial Services; municipalities, such as The Village of Rockville Centre, New York; and Fortune 500 companies, including Chrysler Corporation and Home Depot, Inc.

He has also served as national coordinating coverage counsel for a property/ casualty insurer in connection with its asbestos coverage litigation.

Notable Case:
Maurice Goldman & Sons, Inc. v. Hanover Insurance Company, 80 N.Y.2d 986, 592 N.Y.S.2d 645 (1992)

Notable Cases
· Purdue Opioids-related insurance claims stayed in Bankruptcy Court pending arbitration
· "Arising out of" and "caused by" endorsements both apply and both additional insured policies provide primary coverage; Additional insured coverage owed by defendant insurers for Labor Law matter
· AGF&J releases Whitepaper on Superstorm Sandy coverge issues







Bar Admissions

Insurance Coverage
Employment Practices Liability
First-Party and Third-Party Property Defense
Professional Liability Defense
  Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A. (1970)

Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (1975)
Received the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the field of Civil Practice
  Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Loss Executives Association

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association

New York County Lawyers' Association
  New York, 1976

U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1976

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1979

Supreme Court of the United States, 1980

New Jersey, 1988

Florida, 1988

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1992

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2004

Ph: (212) 422-1200 ext 226
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