Richard J. Cohen: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Richard J. Cohen

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Managing Partner
Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone716.566.5442

Peer Rating
 4.7/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Global Insurance Services
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Regulatory
  • Sports and Entertainment
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5442
Fax: 716.566.5401
http://www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/richard-j-cohen
 
University State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management, B.S., with distinction, 1986
 
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1989
 
Admitted1989, Pennsylvania; 1991, New York; 2013, Connecticut; 2013, North Carolina; 2014, Illinois; U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
 
Memberships 

Professional Affiliations
•Claims and Litigation Management Alliance: Chairman Emeritus, National Committee
•Defense Research Institute: Law Practice Management Committee (Co-Chair of Programming, 2013); Construction Law Committee (Chair, Construction Insurance Coverage Specialized Litigation Group, 2008-2010); Insurance Company Relations Subcommittee (Vice Chair, 2000-2004); Insurance Law Committee; Professional Liability Insurance Specialized Litigation Group; Life, Health & Disability Insurance Committee (Membership Chair, 2000 - 2002)
•American Bar Association: Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section (Insurance Coverage Litigation Subcommittee, Professionals' Officers' and Directors' Liability Subcommittee, Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Subcommittee)
•American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel: Fellow
•Sports Lawyers Association
•International Insurance Law Society
•International Association of Defense Counsel
•ARIAS U.S.
•New York State Bar Association
•Bar Association of Erie County
•Pennsylvania State Bar Association

 
BornBuffalo, New York, August 9, 1963
 
Biography

Richard Cohen, the firm's Managing Partner, is a founding partner of the firm, Co-Chair of the Global Insurance Services Practice Group, Chair of the Professional Liability Practice Group, and a member of the Sports and Entertainment Practice Group. An AV-rated trial lawyer with 25 years of experience, Rick's practice primarily involves sophisticated insurance coverage and bad faith matters, reinsurance, and D&O and E&O litigation. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, and North Carolina, including the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and is a registered foreign lawyer in the United Kingdom. He splits his time between the firm's Manhattan and Buffalo offices.

Rick is well published, and he has lectured across the country and in Canada on a wide range of topics involving insurance coverage, bad faith, reinsurance, E&O and D&O issues, as well as sports law issues. Among other things, he has several times authored the annual Survey of New York Insurance Law published in the Syracuse University Law Review. He has also written for both Mealey's and Appleman's, including the chapter “Calculating the Amount of Coverage” in New Appleman on Insurance 3d Edition.

Rick is the former National Co-Chair of the Insurance Company Relations Subcommittee of the 22,000 member Defense Research Institute (DRI), and currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the National Committee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). He has been a CPCU instructor and lecturer for well over a decade. He has on multiple occasions been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers. He has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, has been named to the Legal Elite of Western New York, and is one of a select group of lawyers in the United States inducted into the invitation-only American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. He has been a featured speaker at the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 CPCU Annual Meetings.

Civic Activities
•Board of Directors, Mathewson-McCarthy Babe Ruth Youth Baseball League, Amherst, New York (2005-2006)
•Roswell Park Alliance Board (1996-2001): Executive Committee (1999-2001); Corporate Committee, Co-Chair (1996-2001)
•Instructor - CPCU and AIC Programs (2000-2003)

Honors
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
Best Lawyers in America 2014-2015 (Insurance Law)
•Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
•Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Insurance Coverage)
Business First's Legal Elite of Western New York (Insurance)

Achievements
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Honored in Legal Elite of Western New York September 2014
•Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists Eighteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys August 22, 2014
•Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers August 11, 2014
•Goldberg Segalla Named a New Jersey Powerhouse by Law360 June 26, 2014
•Reactions Names Goldberg Segalla Law Firm of the Year June 12, 2014
•Goldberg Segalla Places Second for Intelligent Insurer Global Law Firm of the Year September 27, 2013
•Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys August 19, 2013
•Best Lawyers in America 2014 Names Thomas F. Segalla a Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year,” Lists Fifteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys August 15, 2013
•Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First September 2012
•Twenty-Three Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Upstate New York Super Lawyers August 21, 2012
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First September 23, 2011
•Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2011 Upstate New York Super Lawyers September 6, 2011
•Goldberg Segalla attorneys selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition 2010 September 1, 2010
•Richard J. Cohen Appointed to CLM National Committee April 29, 2010
•The National Law Journal Names Goldberg Segalla to Midsize “Hot List” - One of 20 Firms Designated July 12, 2010

News
•Richard J. Cohen and Michael T. Glascott Inducted Into American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel October 31, 2013
•Goldberg Segalla Is Nation's Fourth-Fastest Growing Law Firm, Third-Fastest in New York June 26, 2013
•Goldberg Segalla Intensifies Growth in Manhattan With Eight New Additions March 26, 2013
•Goldberg Segalla's Growth Featured in “Law Firms Upbeat About Hiring, Growth,” Business First and Buffalo Law Journal January 18, 2013
•Richard J. Cohen and Jeffrey L. Kingsley Presented at CPCU Reinsurance Symposium March 10, 2010

Publications/Presentations
•Featured in “New Jersey Powerhouse: Goldberg Segalla LLP,” June 24, 2014
•Quoted in “The Site of Two Growth-Minded Law Firms,” Buffalo Law Journal, June 3, 2014
•Quoted in “A Paradigm Shift,” Intelligent Insurer Monte Carlo Edition, September 2013
•Co-Author, “Asset Managers Do Not Owe Fiduciary Duty to Note Holders,” Chartis Legal Insights, Fall 2012
•Presenter, “The Additional Insured Illusion,” CPCU Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 8-11, 2012
•Presenter, “Emerging Issues,” CPCU Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 8-11, 2012
•Presenter, “Emerging Issues - Information and Insight You Can Bet On!,” CPCU Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, September 2011
•Presenter, “Don't Roll the Dice in Managing Agent and Broker E&O Exposures and Claims - The Lessons You Didn't Learn in E&O Class,” CPCU Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, September 2011
•Author, Calculating the Amount of Coverage, New Appleman on Insurance 3d Edition, Chapter 47, LexisNexis, Spring 2011
•Presenter, Hypothetically Speaking-Where is the Coverage , Defense Research Institute Construction Law Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, October 2010
•Presenter, 24 Ways to Avoid Getting into Trouble - Best Practices for Managing Agent and Broker E&O Exposures and Claims, CPCU Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, September 2010
•Presenter, Emerging Issues for Today's Insurance Professional, CPCU Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, September 2010
•Presenter, “A Close Examination of the Wasa v. Lexington Decision and its Impact on the Reinsurance Market Moving Forward,” CPCU Society's Reinsurance Symposium in Philadelphia, PA, March 2010
•Presenter, Electronic Discovery - Don't Let it Zap You, CPCU Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, September 2009
•Presenter, Coverage Evaluations and Declaratory Judgment Actions, CPCU Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, September 2009
•Presenter, Emerging Issues for Today's Insurance Professional, CPCU Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, September 2009
•Presenter, Emerging Challenges of Electronically Stored Information and E-Discovery, CPCU Society Webinar, May 2009
•Presenter, Emerging Developments in Insurance Coverages, CPCU Society Webinar, January 2009
•Presenter, Coverage Evaluations and Declaratory Judgment Actions, A Practical Tactical Approach, CPCU Society Workshop, June 2008; CPCU Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2008
•Co-Author, Topps Turns the Lights Out on Cool Papa Bell, NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Summer 2008
•Presenter, The Duty to Defend, What Is It and What Does It Really Mean , CPCU Society Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, June 2008
•Co-Author, Insured's Failure to Provide Any Notice of Claim When So Required for Coverage Under the Policy, Mealey's Expert Commentaries, May 2008
•Co-Author, The Rangers' Gloves are Off in a Digital Tussle with the NHL, NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Spring 2008; Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Winter 2008
•Author, Cedant's Latitude in Allocating its Defense and Indemnity Obligation Amongst Policies to be Reinsured: The Follow the Settlements Doctrine Examined, Mealey's Expert Commentaries, March 2008
•Co-Author and Presenter, Conflict of Laws in the United States, Canadian Defence Lawyers' National Insurance Coverage Symposium, Toronto, ON, February 2008
•Co-Author, Life Insurance Chapter for the Renowned Insurance Treatise, New Appleman's Insurance Law Practice Guide, Matthew Bender & Co., LexisNexis Group, 2008
•Co-Author, When is an Indemnity Agreement Not an Insured Contract - Contractual Contribution and the Construction Contract Conundrum, DRI, The Voice, February 2007
•Co-Author, Chapter - Discovery in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Disputes, Insurance Law Practice, New York State Bar Association (2006 Edition)
•Co-Author, Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation - New York Law Sections 200, 240(1), 241(6), New York State Bar Association publication, 2006
•Co-Author, Discovery and Bad Faith Cases, Insurance Law Practice, Second Edition, New York State Bar Association, 2005
•Contributing Author, Preparing for and Trying the Civil Lawsuit, Second Edition, New York State Bar Association publication, 2004
•Co-Author and Presenter, Bad Faith - Baloney or Real Beef (The Lurking Dangers of Bad Faith), Canadian Defence Lawyers Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 2004
•Author and Presenter, Fishing at Chelsea Piers: Discovery in Coverage and Bad Faith Cases, DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, New York, NY, 2004
•Co-Author, 2000-2001 Survey of New York Insurance Law, 52 SYR L. Rev. 449, 2002
•Contributing Author, Law and Practice of Insurance Coverage Litigation, ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 2002
•Co-Author and Presenter, The Special Investigation Unit - Determining Fraud Proactively, Defense Research Institute Insurance Coverage and Practice Seminar, New York, NY, 2002
•Co-Author and Editor, 1999-2000 Survey of New York Insurance Law, 51 SYR L. Rev. 563, 2001
•Co-Author and Presenter, New Trends in Declaratory Judgment Actions, Defense Research Institute Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, Chicago, IL, 2001
•Co-Author and Co-Presenter, The Defense Rests . . . But on Whose Shoulders Defense Research Institute Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 2000
•Contributing Author, Law and Practice of Insurance Coverage Litigation, Choice of Law, West Publications, 2000
•Author and Presenter, Shifting the Risk: Anti-subrogation and Additional Insureds, Defense Research Institute Construction, Surety, and Insurance Seminar, Phoenix, AZ, 1999
•Co-Author, Insurance Coverage Concerns for the Millennium, The Defense Practitioner's Guide to the Year 2000 Problem, Defense Research Institute Library Series, 1999
•Author, Allocation of Defense Costs, Understanding Allocation, Defense Research Institute Library Series, 1999
•Co-Author, The Innocent Co-Insured: Coverage under the Homeowners Policy, For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, 1999
•Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Coverage Minefield or Walk in the Park , Defense Research Institute Insurance Coverage and Practice Seminar, San Francisco, CA, 1999
•Author and Presenter, Controlling the Defense, Defense Research Institute Excess and Reinsurance Seminar, New Orleans, LA, 1999
•Author and Presenter, The Insured's Selection of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 1998
•Co-Author, Direct Actions - Current Developments, Insurance Litigation Reporter, 1998
•Co-Author, Anti-Subrogation, Additional Insureds and Other Related Issues, Construction-Related Insurance Coverage Issues, DRI Annual Monograph, 1997
•Co-Author, Loading and Unloading - The 'Walton Rule' (updated), New York Department of Insurance Bulletin, 1997
•Co-Author, The Anti-Subrogation Rule, TIPS Journal, 1997
•Co-Author, Direct Actions: Current Developments (a national perspective), Defense Research Institute, Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, New York, NY, 1997
•Co-Author, A Tactical Approach to Declaratory Judgment Actions, For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, 1996
•Co-Author, Loading and Unloading - The 'Walton Rule,' New York State No-Fault/SUM Arbitration Reporter, 1996
•Co-Author, The Insured's Entitlement to Select Defense Counsel and the Retention and Use of Coverage Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, New York, NY, 1996
•Co-Author, Contractual Liability Claims and Additional Insureds, Defense Research Institute, Insurance Conference, San Francisco, CA, 1995
•Co-Author, Insurance Coverage for Emotional Distress Claims, Defense Research Institute, Insurance Claims Supervisors National Conference, Seattle, WA, 1994
•Co-Author and Editor, 1993-1994 Survey of New York Insurance Law, SYR L. Rev., 1994
•Co-Author, Effectively Preparing Claims Supervisors For Their Deposition and Trial Testimony, Defense Research Institute, Insurance Claims Supervisors National Conference, Boston, MA, 1993
•Co-Author, Can The Puzzle Be Solved: Are Punitive Damages Awardable In New York For First-Party Bad Faith , 44 SYR L. Rev. 723, 1993

Presentations
•Hypothetically Speaking-Where is the Coverage , Defense Research Institute Construction Law Seminar, Las Vegas, NV October 2010
•24 Ways to Avoid Getting into Trouble - Best Practices for Managing Agent and Broker E&O Exposures and Claims, CPCU Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL September 2010
•Emerging Issues for Today's Insurance Professional, CPCU Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL September 2010

Blog
•Professional Liability Matters
•The Insurance and Reinsurance Report

 
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BuffaloNY 14203-1425




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