White Plains, New York 10604
Eric Cheng focuses his practice on insurance coverage matters that arise out of professional liability and employment discrimination claims. He also defends underlying cases in these areas. Having served as a trusted advisor to carriers for many years, Eric enjoys in-depth knowledge of insurance company operations and understands his clients’ need for strategic and proactive legal counsel.
In the professional liability area, Eric has handled numerous insurance coverage matters related to the work of architects, engineers, surveyors and other design professionals. He also has defended architects and engineers in professional malpractice lawsuits, and has defended construction managers, resident engineers and general contractors in New York Labor Law litigation and premises liability matters. Eric currently supervises a national architect and engineer claims/litigation administration program with an average of 500 cases per year. In this capacity, he monitors litigation nationwide through resolution, including participation in mediation, arbitration and trial. Eric’s practice also concentrates on insurance coverage issues stemming from employment discrimination litigation.
Eric has issued numerous coverage opinions on behalf of various insurance carriers. He has advised clients on their coverage status in pending litigation, focusing on equitable distribution of liability among insurance carriers based on the terms and provisions in the language of the policies. Eric also has counseled clients on the likelihood of exhaustion of primary coverage and analyzed their excess and umbrella coverage status.
|Areas of Practice||1) Architects & Engineers, 2) e-Discovery, 3) Employment & Labor, 4) General Liability & Casualty and 5) Insurance & Reinsurance Coverage|
|Law School||Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1997|
|Education||University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1993|
|Most recent firm||Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP|
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