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Eric B. Stern is a partner with decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of insurance coverage litigation. He is an aggressive trial lawyer who has experience litigating cases at both the trial and appellate levels, over many types of insurance coverage issues. These include, but are not limited to:

  • D&O liability, 
  • Professional liability, 
  • Commercial general liability, 
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist liability, and 
  • Homeowners’ liability. 

Mr. Stern’s insurance coverage experience includes litigation and coverage opinions in matters arising from claims of asbestos and lead paint poisoning, as well as the interplay of pollution exclusions with claims of environmental pollution. He represents both insurance carriers and other private companies, advising them on many types of  insurance matters.  Additionally, Mr. Stern provides counsel on cybersecurity matters to help ensure client’s policies are in compliance with complex cybersecurity laws, such as NY SHIELD compliance. He lead the start-up of the firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice and continues to mentor other lawyers in this ever-changing and crucial area of the law. 

As a published author and well-known speaker, Mr. Stern frequently presents various topics regarding insurance coverage for cyber losses, additional insurance coverage, and New York Insurance Law 3420 (d). He has contributed to many articles in these areas including publishing in the Insurance Journal, New York Law Journal, Insurance Coverage Law Center, and Healthcare Risk Management, among other sources. 

Mr. Stern is passionate and enthusiastic about the law and has always been an adept writer, thinker, and speaker, utilizing these gifts both inside and outside of the workplace.  In his free time, Eric serves his community through work with several non-profits, including his local house of worship.


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University – J.D.
  • State University of New York, Albany – B.A.
    • with honors
    • Moot Court Honor Society

Professional Memberships

  • Insurance Coverage Law Center – Editorial Advisory  Board 2022, 2021

Representative Litigation

  • 1329 Realty LLC. v. U.S. Liability, (2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80673) (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 3.2006) – Coverage disclaimer for late notice upheld despite insured’s argument that it was not served with the summons and complaint in the underlying bodily injury lawsuit. This decision is cited in multiple insurance practice guides.
  • Tietjem v. Yu Chuan Cha, 23 A.D. 3d 545, 806 N.Y.S. 2d 600 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dep’t 2005) – Cancellation of an insurance policy was upheld due to showing of proper cancellation by the insurance company as a matter of law. This decision is cited by NY Courtroom Evidence Manual

Training and Certifications

  • Certified Mediator under Part 146 of the New York State Court System



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