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 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

2024 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

Since 1993, the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar has become an institution, a staple and must go to event for all the members of the construction defect community.
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Events

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) CLE Webinar: Covering the Cyber Risk

Learn about the exposure presented by the cyber risk; coverage of cyber risks under traditional policies; the types of cyber policies; and advise businesses on why they should be purchasing a cyber policy.
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Events

claimsXchange Education on Location

The claimsXchange Education on Location: Nashville event features networking and educational presentations on Construction (CT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), General Liability (GL), and Ethics (ET).
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SDV Insights

One's Loss is Another's "Claim"

While analyzing liability policies, courts grapple with a common issue: what constitutes a claim under a claims-made or claims-made-and-reported provision? When third-party claimants file suit, the analysis is often straightforward; the complaint itself is the claim.
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Events

American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law (FCL) 2024 Annual Meeting

Join us for the Forum's 2024 Annual Meeting presenting "The Art and Science of Construction Litigation," which is not just for litigators (though litigators will love it).
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Events

SproutEd Webinar

Master risk management strategy with Michael V. Pepe and enrich your toolkit with deep insights on the relationship between insurance and contractual risk transfer to ensure your clients are properly protected.
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SDV Insights

Hawaii Supreme Court Bars Insurers from Billing Policyholders for Uncovered Defense Costs

Across the country, there is a split in authority as to whether an insurance company should be allowed to recoup defense costs where it is ultimately determined that the carrier has no duty to defend under the policy and the policy is silent as to such reimbursement.
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MEET OUR TEAM

Michael V. Pepe
Partner
Cheryl L.  Kozdrey
Partner
Sarah M. Borrelli
Associate
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

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Trumbull, CT 06611

203.287.2100

136 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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Southeast

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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.