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Joseph T. Niczky

Joseph T. Niczky

Associate

Profile

Joseph’s practice focuses on complex insurance disputes, bad faith litigation, and advising policyholders on coverage issues.

Joseph has extensive commercial litigation experience, including numerous insurance-related matters. Joseph represents commercial policyholders in matters stemming from all types of insurance policies, including commercial property, E&O, D&O, and reinsurance.

Joseph is also committed to pro bono work, and has successfully represented multiple clients in obtaining asylum.

Joseph is admitted to practice in New York, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Relevant Experience

  • Represented cedent in eight-day jury trial involving facultative reinsurance and disputes over allocation, primary policy limits, and umbrella policy coverage for defense costs.
  • Advised policyholders, insurers, and reinsurers on coverage issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular for commercial property insurance policies.
  • Successfully defended reinsurance broker and captive manager against allegations of negligence brought by an underlying insured in complex reinsurance dispute involving trade credit insurance policy and facultative reinsurance agreement.

Education

BA, Cornell University, History, cum laude, 2013
Areas of Practice

Insurance Coverage | Litigation | Reinsurance

Articles

Allegations That COVID-19 was Physically Present and Altered Property are Sufficient to Sustain COVID-19 Business Interruption Suit
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, June 2021

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Texas denied Factory Mutual’s Rule 12(c) motion for judgment on the pleadings, finding that the plaintiffs adequately alleged that the presence of COVID-19 on their property caused covered physical loss or damage in the case of Cinemark Holdings, Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Co., No. 4:21-CV-00011 (E.D. Tex. May 5, 2021)...

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