Insurance recovery attorney Jay M. Levin has joined Flaster Greenberg as a shareholder in its Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s booming Insurance Counseling & Recovery Practice Group. Levin will be headquartered in the firm’s West Conshohocken office, continuing to focus his practice on the representation of policyholders in insurance coverage disputes involving all types of insurance. Also joining the firm this week is insurance recovery attorney Jennifer D. Katz, who focuses her practice on representing policyholders in disputes with insurance companies.
Levin and Katz are the latest in a series of additions to the firm. Flaster Greenberg has added 23 attorneys since January 2020, nine of which are members of the firm’s insurance recovery practice. In July 2020, Flaster Greenberg welcomed back shareholder, Lee M. Epstein, together with former Flaster attorney John G. Koch, and shareholder Matthew A. Goldstein. In September 2020, the firm saw the practice group nearly double in size with the addition of Meghan C. Moore, Nicole A. Josephy, and Michael E. Iles, who not only bolstered the bench strength of the Insurance Counseling & Recovery practice, but also enhanced the firm’s South Florida presence. All six joined from litigation boutique Weisbrod Matteis & Copley. Earlier this year, the firm also welcomed insurance recovery and cybersecurity shareholder Arthur R. Armstrong to the Flaster team.
After months of growth and success, Flaster Greenberg has elevated its experienced team of insurance recovery attorneys into a subgroup within the firm’s Litigation Department. Led by industry veteran Lee M. Epstein, and comprised of 14 highly-experienced attorneys, Flaster Greenberg now boasts one of the largest insurance counseling & recovery practices in the Greater Philadelphia area. Its members are well-respected in their fields and have collectively recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of corporate policyholders in a wide array of insurance coverage disputes throughout the country. The full team of lawyers practicing in this area includes shareholders Arthur Armstrong, Jeff Cohen, Lee Epstein, Matt Goldstein, Mitch Kizner, Phil Kirchner, John Koch, Jay Levin, and Meghan Moore, counsel John Fried, Jennifer Katz, and Donna Urban, and associates Michael Iles and Nicole Josephy.
“I have known Jay for nearly thirty years,” said Lee Epstein, Chair of the firm’s Insurance Counseling & Recovery Practice. “We have discussed joining forces over the years and I am thrilled that the opportunity has finally arrived. With Jay and his team on board, we will continue to carve out our nationwide insurance counseling and recovery practice.”
With nearly forty years of experience litigating multi-million dollar property insurance coverage cases in both state and federal court, Levin also has assisted clients in successfully resolving eight and nine figure Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy cases without litigation, and successfully representing other policyholders in litigating Katrina and Sandy cases. Levin also represents financial institutions and other commercial policyholders in claims arising under fidelity and crime policies, including claims arising out of defaulted mortgages and employee embezzlement. He has also litigated significant professional liability and general liability coverage cases throughout his career.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with Lee and this strong insurance recovery group at Flaster Greenberg,” said Levin. “I’ve known Lee for decades and have worked extensively with Meghan Moore in Florida over the years. I’m eager to join this firm as its reputation and other practice areas offer depth and breadth to my existing practice.”
Levin earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received his A.B. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Levin joins Flaster Greenberg from the law firm of Offit Kurman, where he was a principal for nearly five years and served as practice group leader of its Insurance Recovery Practice Group. Prior to that, he had long stints at both Reed Smith LLP and Cozen O’Connor.