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Eric B. Stern concentrates his practice in all aspects of insurance coverage litigation. For nearly 20 years, Mr. Stern has focused on the insurance coverage practice area. He has analyzed, written on, and litigated over various types of coverage including D&O liability, cyber-liability, professional liability, commercial general liability, uninsured/ underinsured motorist, and homeowners’ liability. Mr. Stern is the co-chair of KDV’s Cyber Practice Group.

Mr. Stern has successfully defended insurers in a variety of matters throughout his career and has reported decisions at the trial and appellate levels.

Due to Mr. Stern’s experience in this area, he has become a frequent presenter on multiple topics including coverage for cyber losses, additional insurance coverage and New York Insurance Law 3420 (d).


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University – J.D.
  • State University of New York, Albany – B.A.
    • with honors
    • Moot Court Honor Society

Representative Litigation

  • 1329 Realty LLC. v. U.S. Liability, (2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80673) (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 3.2006) – Coverage disclaimer for late notice upheld despite insured’s argument that it was not served with the summons and complaint in the underlying bodily injury lawsuit. This decision is cited in multiple insurance practice guides.
  • Tietjem v. Yu Chuan Cha, 23 A.D. 3d 545, 806 N.Y.S. 2d 600 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dep’t 2005) – Cancellation of an insurance policy was upheld due to showing of proper cancellation by the insurance company as a matter of law. This decision is cited by NY Courtroom Evidence Manual

Training and Certifications

  • Certified Mediator under Part 146 of the New York State Court System
Super Lawyers Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent Law 360