New York City, New York 10017
David Sheiffer represents leading insurers nationwide in high-profile, high-value complex coverage matters. In addition, he defends professionals in liability matters and handles the direct defense of employment claims. Keeping his practice current with technology and the way business is conducted, David also is involved in the dynamic field of insurance for all forms of media and cyber liability. His practice entails trial and appellate work before various federal and state courts and he represents his substantial client base in arbitrations and before government agencies and professional associations.
David’s definitive style and persona helped create Wilson Elser’s national reputation in the insurance coverage space, and he continues to be an influencer within the industry as well as across the firm and the legal community. Through various leadership positions at Wilson Elser, including being a founder of the Insurance coverage practice and former chair of the Directors & Officers practice, David has extensive involvement in a wide range of errors and omissions practices as both coverage and defense counsel, including in class actions litigation. He often is brought in to assist on particularly difficult insurance coverage and liability matters, often being retained as special negotiation counsel, and he is adept at guiding insurance carriers through the underlying case while negotiating or otherwise working to resolve coverage issues. David has been published in a number of journals on issues of importance to the insurance industry on a variety of topics, including claims handling, bad faith, coverage, and arbitration and mediation. He keeps close tabs on the state of the insurance industry, making him an important resource for colleagues and clients. He also acts as counsel for the firm on Medicare-related issues.
|Areas of Practice||1) Appellate, 2) Architects & Engineers, 3) Directors & Officers Liability, 4) Employment & Labor, 5) Insurance & Reinsurance Coverage, 6) Professional Liability & Services and 7) Fidelity/Surety|
|Law School||St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1987|
|Education||New York Institute of Technology, M.S., 1984|
|Bar Member / Association||New York State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Carol R. Freeman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Freeman represents employers in employment law, labor relations, and related administrative claims and litigation.