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Jay M. Levin

Jay M. Levin is a member of Flaster Greenberg’s Insurance Counseling and Recovery and Litigation Practice Groups, focusing his practice on representing policyholders in disputes with insurance companies involving all types of insurance coverage.

Mr. Levin has extensive litigation experience in multi-million dollar property insurance coverage cases, including suits involving policy construction and application, cause and origin, valuation, and business interruption issues. He 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. Mr. Levin 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.

In the Directors and Officers liability area, Mr. Levin actively works with clients to resolve all types of disputes, including application of exclusions and allocation issues. He has also arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association and in private binding arbitration. Most of his litigated cases involve allegations of bad faith and he is well-versed in that area, as well.

An experienced appellate lawyer with almost 40 years of experience in briefing and arguing appeals in state and federal court, Mr. Levin has a great deal of experience arguing cases involving insurance coverage, indemnity agreements, case dispositive procedural issues, and tort liability.

Mr. Levin also counsels policyholders in non-litigation contexts. He analyzes coverage after a loss has occurred or claim has been made to assist policyholders in presenting the claim to the insurance carrier. He assists policyholders in responding to inquiries and in pointing out errors in the carrier’s coverage position in order to avoid litigating insurance claims, including, inter alia, first-party, professional liability, EPL, D & O, fidelity, crime, and general liability claims. Additionally, he also counsels clients and evaluates coverage in connection with policy renewals, primarily in property, D&O and professional liability insurance.

A frequent lecturer and author, Mr. Levin speaks and writes on insurance coverage related topics and has spoken at dozens of industry-specific programs, including: Inter Alia, the American Bar Association, American Conference Institute, the Practicing Law Institute, Mealey’s Litigation Report, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the Urban Land Institute, among other organizations. He currently serves as an editor and contributing author of the Property Insurance Litigator's Handbook and is the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Property Insurance Law Committee.

  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Insurance Law, 2006-2021
  • Selected as a ‘Leader in the Field’ of Insurance Law (Ranked as a Band 1 Lawyer), Pennsylvania, Chambers & Partners USA, 2015 – 2021
    • 2021: According to one source, Jay “is a smart, thoughtful, excellent lawyer” who “absolutely knows his stuff and is very detailed and creative in his approach.”
  • Named a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” in Insurance Coverage Law by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine, 2004 – 2006 & 2008 – 2021
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Insurance Coverage Committee, 2004 - Present
    • Tort Trial & Insurance Property Insurance Law Committee, Former Chair 
  • American Conference Institute
  • CGL Reporter, published by the International Risk Management Institute, Editorial Board Member, 2016
  • Insurance Editorial Advisory Board, Member, 2015 & 2016
  • Inter Alia
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Practicing Law Institute

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Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1981
  • University of Pennsylvania, A.B., History, 1977

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