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Overview

Eric B. Stern is a New York licensed attorney and Partner at Kaufman Dolowich Voluck, LLP. Mr. Stern has decades of experience representing clients in all aspects involving insurance coverage litigation. He is an aggressive trial lawyer who has experience litigating cases at both the trial and appellate levels over various types of insurance coverage issues including, but not limited to:

  • D&O liability, 
  • Professional liability, 
  • Commercial general liability, 
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist liability, and 
  • Homeowners’ liability. 

Mr. Stern represents both insurance carriers and other private companies, advising them on various insurance and cybersecurity-related matters. He helps private companies create and enhance their cybersecurity policies to ensure their policies are in compliance with complex cybersecurity laws (including, for example, NY SHIELD compliance). 

As a published author and well-known speaker, Mr. Stern frequently presents various topics regarding insurance coverage for cyber losses, additional insurance coverage, and New York Insurance Law 3420 (d). He has contributed to many articles in these areas including publishing in the Insurance Journal, New York Law Journal, Insurance Coverage Law Center, and Healthcare Risk Management, among other sources. 

Mr. Stern serves as Co-Deputy Chair of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He is honored to serve in this role to continue the development of the firm’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice as well as to train and mentor other lawyers in this ever-changing and crucial area of the law. 

Mr. Stern is passionate and enthusiastic about the law and has always been an adept writer, thinker, and speaker, utilizing these gifts both inside and outside of the workplace.  In his free time, Eric serves his community through work with several non-profits, including his local house of worship.

Admissions

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

Education

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

Professional Memberships

  • Insurance Coverage Law Center – Editorial Board member

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