Barry R. Ostrager is a senior litigation Partner at Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP and... more
Barry R. Ostrager is a senior litigation Partner at Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP and from 1999 to 2011 was Head of the Litigation Department. He has tried dozens of cases and argued scores of appeals throughout the country and has been prominently involved in many high-profile securities, anti-trust, and commercial cases. He was lead trial counsel for Swiss Re in the highly publicized insuranc... view profile
Also admitted to practice before: Supreme Court of the United States, 1982 Second... more
Also admitted to practice before: Supreme Court of the United States, 1982 Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1982 Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1993 Eastern District of New York, 1977 Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Biographee: Who's Who in American Law
For over 25 years, Mark Scherzer has helped consumers understand and protect their... more
For over 25 years, Mark Scherzer has helped consumers understand and protect their rights to health, disability and life insurance and employee benefit plans. As Legislative Counsel to New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage, he has also advocated for changes in the law to protect consumer rights.
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies can offer and the rates they can charge. Because there are so many different kinds of insurance, a good insurance lawyer is very helpful. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies will deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.