Kevin M. Mattessich is managing partner of the New York office. Mr. Mattessich concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and he has defended companies and their directors and officers in a variety of contexts ranging from the defense of companies in management disputes, engineers sued in mine development suits, stock brokerages and investment advisers and other contexts. In addition, Kevin maintains an active insurance coverage analysis and litigation practice in which he has represented clients all over the globe. Internationally recognized for his experience with investigating and litigating fidelity and fraud related claims, including matters involving Ponzi schemes, securities act violations, cyber risks, commodities and foreign exchange losses, insider trading, D&O liability, qui tam actions and other corporate exposures. Kevin has also been retained to analyze and arbitrate major claims submitted under R&W and other transactional risk policies.
Previously, Kevin served as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice where he prosecuted white-collar fraud cases. He has testified before the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate on health care fraud issues, and he has spoken at numerous seminars on litigation and insurance related issues.
Mr. Mattessich is actively involved in the community affairs of his hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey.
- New York
- New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals
- Second, Third, Fifth and Ninth Circuits
- U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of New York
- Southern District of New York
- Catholic University of America Law School – J.D.
- Boston College – B.A.
- cum laude
- American Bar Association
- ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
- Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
- Pepper Hamilton v. Executive Risk (Court of Appeals, New York) – Insurance contract rescission standards.
- Times Picayune v. Zurich (Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals) – Argued appeal of interpretation of excess coverage terms.
- Moneygram v. Consortia (Third Circuit Court of Appeals) – Argued appeal over applicability of mandatory arbitration clause to fraud action and jurisdictional issues in wire transfer matter.
- Cove v. Air Tiger (Suffolk County, New York) – Successfully defended a corporation in an executive employment dispute.
- Kurtz v. Liberty (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals) – Rescission of fidleity policy.
- Musclepharm v. Libert (District of Colorado)- Coverage under D&O policy for SEC investigation costs.
- New York Metro Super Lawyers (2013)
- Liberty Needn’t Cover Client’s $3M Expenses In SEC Probe, Law360, ft. Kevin Mattessich
- K2 Underscores The Power Of Precedent, Law360
- Insurers Do Not Waive Contractual Rights After All: New York’s Highest Court Vacates K2 Decision
- Libor scandal consequences may not be as bad as first feared, Business Insurance
- KDV Alert: New York’s Appellate Division Says No Coverage Under Financial Institution Bond For Madoff Losses
- KDV Alert: California Federal Court Upholds Insurance Policy’s New York Forum-Selection Clause
- KDV Alert: North Carolina Federal Court Protects Bank Directors & Officers’ Business Decisions
- KDV Alert: No Insurance for Sandusky Sex Abuse
- KDV Alert: Federal Court in California Sides With Insurers in IndyMac D&O Dispute
- KDV Alert: NY Court Of Appeals Declines To Expand Liabilities For Accountants, Lawyers, Bankers & Other Professionals