SDV was founded more than 25 years ago with one mission: to level the playing field for insurance policyholders. Its singular focus on insurance coverage law and unwavering commitment to policyholders of all types have made it a leader in insurance litigation and risk management strategy. With a steadily growing team of experienced insurance coverage lawyers in regional offices across the country, SDV is the right choice for policyholders.

NEWS & IDEAS

Events

claimsXchange: 2024 Claims Academy

ClaimsAcademy brings together renowned experts in a variety of claims management specialties to offer professionals challenging curricula and unparalleled opportunities for creative learning and problem-solving through five intensive learning track: Casualty Claims, Construction, Cyber, Transportation and Workers Compensation.
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Events

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) Construction Law Symposium

Engage with New Jersey's leading legal experts for a deep dive into new construction law challenges and critical issues, such as consumer fraud developments, the UCC and common law as applied to goods and services and current insurance coverage issues.
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Events

Webinar: A Deep Dive on Wrap-Up Insurance in Construction

Wrap-up insurance offers a holistic approach to risk management, ensuring consistent coverage, improved project efficiency, and cost savings, making it an attractive option for large construction projects. Join this webinar for a thorough exploration of wrap-up insurance, designed for those looking to deepen their understanding of this crucial risk management tool.
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Events

Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting

Join us for our highly anticipated 2024 Annual Meeting on June 13 and 14 at the Rhode Island Convention Center! This signature event brings together legal professionals for two days of networking, knowledge sharing, and professional development.
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Events

DRI Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar

DRI's Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar is the preeminent program for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel who specialize in bad faith insurance litigation.
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Events

Professional Women in Construction (PWC) Event

Join the Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC) for a fun and engaging conversation on navigating risk in the design and construction industry. Their panel of legal and insurance professionals will share potential scenarios and dive into a wide scope of contractual risks, including valuable insurance strategies to keep you covered and protect your bottom line.
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SDV Insights

As the NFL Nears the Endzone, Coverage Uncertainty Awaits - The Insurance Coverage Wake of the NFL Concussion Litigation

On November 21, 2022, in the first case ever to reach a jury against the National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA"), a Los Angeles County jury found the NCAA was not responsible for the death of former University of Southern California linebacker Matthew Gee.
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Events

New Jersey Institute for CLE - Insurance Law Forum

NJICLE is pleased to announce our inaugural Insurance Law Forum for a gathering of New Jersey insurance law practitioners who will discuss some of the leading topics in insurance law in 2024.
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Events

Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) Webinar

Learn more about the concepts of vertical and horizontal policy limit exhaustion. When multiple policies are involved, the priority of coverage is relevant to determine whether vertical or horizontal policy limit exhaustion applies, as varied by jurisdictions.
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MEET OUR TEAM

Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Partner
Janie Reilly Eddy
Partner
Stacy M. Manobianca
Partner
Brian J. Clifford
Partner
Anna M. Perry
Associate
Richard W. Brown
Partner
Theresa A. Guertin
Partner
David G. Jordan
Partner
Gregory D. Podolak
Partner
Tracy Alan Saxe
Partner
Jeffrey J. Vita
Partner
Jeremiah M. Welch
Partner
Bethany L. Barrese
Partner
William S. Bennett
Partner
K.  Alexandra O'Neill
Partner
Michael V. Pepe
Partner
Cheryl L.  Kozdrey
Partner
Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Partner

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Northeast

35 Nutmeg Drive, Ste 140
Trumbull, CT 06611

203.287.2100

136 Madison Avenue, 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10016

203.287.2100

233 Mount Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

973.446.7300

Southeast

999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Ste 603
Naples, FL 34108

239.316.7244

West Coast

One BetterWorld Circle, Ste 300
Temecula, CA 92590

951.365.3145

SDV is headquartered in Connecticut, with regional offices located in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and California to better serve our clients nationwide. We have the experience and insight to effectively address your insurance coverage concerns and provide practical solutions to any risk transfer challenges you face.