Nathan Lander is a partner in the Insurance Recovery & Counseling Group who represents clients in high-stakes disputes with their insurance companies as well as counseling them regarding a wide array of insurance issues. Clients have praised Nate in Chambers and The Legal 500 as “having extensive knowledge regarding insurance coverage issues,” providing “sound strategic advice in navigating difficult coverage disputes, and litigation strategy,” and being “responsive, knowledgeable and creative,” a “zealous advocate” and “absolutely amazing to work with.”
Nate is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. He represents policyholder clients – including Fortune 500 companies, asset managers, and professional sports teams, among others –in litigations, arbitrations and mediations with their insurance carriers. During the course of his career, Nate has assisted clients in recovering more than $1 billion in disputes with their carriers.
Nate also previously served as a Public Service Attorney for the Manhattan Tort Division in the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York. In that position, he was lead trial counsel in numerous cases brought against the City of New York in Supreme Court, New York County, as well as in Kings County. He defended the city as lead trial counsel in a variety of cases, ranging from allegations of negligence by city employees to allegations of police misconduct.
In addition to his litigation practice, Nate frequently advises clients on risk management issues, including structuring of insurance programs and the negotiation and drafting of policy language. Nate also advises clients on insurance-related issues in the context of various corporate transactions. Although Nate counsels clients in all industries, he has particular experience advising clients in the asset management space, including private equity firms, hedge funds, registered funds, and venture capital firms.