Daniel W. Gerber

The use of the word ‘partner’ herein refers to a member of Goldberg Segalla which includes Goldberg Segalla LLP and Goldberg Segalla Global LLP. Mr. Gerber is a member of both partnerships, is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in England and Wales, and is an attorney at law, admitted to practice in New York and Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Daniel Gerber is a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Global Insurance Services Practice Group, maintains an international practice in complex insurance coverage and reinsurance matters, and has previously acted as a mediator, arbitrator, and umpire of insurance and reinsurance disputes. In addition, he advises insurance and reinsurance companies on the effective use of social media platforms and mitigating the risks associated with these strategies.

Dan is the immediate-past Chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Life, Health, and Disability Committee, is Chair of DRI's Social Media Task Force, and has drafted DRI’s social media guidelines and strategic plans. He previously chaired the DRI Counsel Meeting Task Force and drafted its current counsel meeting guidelines. He has served on DRI’s Annual Meeting Steering Committee and is past Chair of DRI’s Insurance Roundtable. Dan is the immediate past Chair of the Insurance and Reinsurance Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). In addition, Dan is the former Chair of the 3,500-member Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and he has served in the New York State Bar House of Delegates. He is an ARIAS U.S.-certified arbitrator. He possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and Business First's Who's Who in Law. Dan is the 2012 recipient of USLAW's O'Hagan Award, an award given by the President of USLAW to a member who has shown dedication and support to the USLAW Network. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the LexisNexis Insurance Law Center.

Dan is a frequent author and national lecturer on topics in his areas of concentration. He has authored chapters on reinsurance, discovery in insurance litigation, risk shifting, life insurance, and transactional insurance. He is an author for Appleman on Insurance (Third Edition) and New Appleman's Insurance Law Practice Guide, and he is a regular contributor to Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes. He is the co-editor of the Insurance and Reinsurance Report blog, which was ranked as a Top 50 Insurance Blog by LexisNexis, and several publications, including Reinsurance Review; CaseWatch: Insurance; and Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA Quarterly. Dan tweets daily on reinsurance and insurance industry issues, and he may be found on Twitter at InsureReReport. He also is the creator, manager, and administrator of two groups on LinkedIn: Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration and Mediations, and Bermuda Insurance Claims and Underwriting Forum.

He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, as well as all federal and state courts in New York and Pennsylvania. He has received numerous awards and honors for his professional and community service. 

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
  • USA Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year, Lawyer Monthly, 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Firm ranked sixth by Reinsurance Magazine on its Reinsurance Power List, 2010
  • USLAW Network O’Hagan Award, 2012
  • ARIAS-U.S.-Certified Arbitrator
  • LexisNexis Insurance Law Center Advisory Board, 2010 to present
  • DRI’s Albert H. Parnell Outstanding Program Chair Award, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2010, 2011
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007–17
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2015–17
  • Business First’s Who’s Who in Law, 2007–12 (Insurance)
  • The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers
  • Expert Guides: Insurance and Reinsurance
  • LexisNexis Top 50 Insurance Blog Recognition, 2009–11
  • 40 Under Forty Award, Business First, August 2005
  • Citizen of the Week Award, The Citizen, January 28, 2005
  • Chairperson of the Year Award, New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, for work as Chair of the Insurance Coverage Committee, 2004
  • Res Loquitor “Select List” Designation, 2007
  • Former Recipient, Sheldon Hurwitz Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
  • Admitted as member to Association of Life Insurance Counsel, 2005 to present
  • Contributed significantly to Goldberg Segalla’s Top 20 Ranking in 2010 as a Mid-Size Hotlist firm by National Law Journal
  • Top 15 Insurance Professional Blog Recognition, Insurance Quotes, August 2011
Professional Affiliations
  • Defense Research Institute Member, Board of Directors 
  •       Life, Health and Disability Litigation Committee: Advisory Board member; immediate-past Chair; Vice Chair, 2010–12; Program Chair, 2010; Chair, Membership/Annual Meeting
  •       DRI Insurance Law Committee Steering Committee, 2010 to present
  •       Chair, DRI Social Media Task Force, 2010 to present
  •       Chair, DRI Counsel Meeting Task Force, 2009–10
  •       Chair, DRI Insurance Round Table, 2011
  •       Annual Meeting Steering Committee, 2006–08
  •       Presenter at DRI Annual Meeting, 2007, 2009, and 2010
  • International Association of Defense Counsel: Immediate Past Chair, Insurance and Reinsurance Committee; Presenter at 2011 Mid-Year Meeting
  • International Claims Association: Member, Law Committee and Life Committee; Presenter at Annual Meetings 2007–11
  • New York State Bar Association: 
  •       Past Chair, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, 2008
  •       Past Chair, Insurance Coverage Committee, NYSBA's Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, 2004–06
  •       Current Member, Executive and Nominating Committees, NYSBA's Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
  •       Former Representative, House of Delegates
  • USLAW, Insurance Law Committee
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer in England and Wales
Community Involvement
  • Buffalo-Niagara YMCA: Board of Directors, 2008 to present; Nominating Committee, 2012
  • Southtowns YMCA Board of Management: Chair, 2006–08; Chair, 2004, 2005, and 2006 Strong Kids Campaigns
  • Birdsong Homeowners’ Association: First Vice President
  • H.E.L.P. Buffalo, Inc. Board of Advisors
  • Bennett High School Law Magnet Program Mentor
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Captain (Retired), United States Army Reserves 
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1995 
  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1992
  • Editor, Part V, “Regulatory, Alternative Risk Transfers, and Other Recent Developments,” Reinsurance Professional's Deskbook, 2017-2018 ed., Thomson Reuters and DRI, 2017
  • Co-Author, “Lloyd’s in the United States,” Ch. 80, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, 2016
  • Panelist, "The Top Three Things Insurers Need From Counsel and Why They Need It," DRI's Insurance Roundtable," Chicago, July 14, 2016
  • Moderator, "Impact of Culture," DRI's Insurance Roundtable, Chicago, July 14, 2016
  • Presenter, "The Towering Infernos — Lloyd’s Markets, Syndicates and Coverage Towers Explained," the International Association of Defense Counsel's Annual Meeting, Southampton, Bermuda, July 12, 2016
  • Panelist, "Cost Regimes in Litigation," DRI's Dispute Resolution International, Vienna, Austria, June 2, 2016
  • Presenter, "Alternative Solutions and Risks to Litigation Liabilities — Portfolio Transfers, Reinsurance, and Litigation Buyout Insurance," Inaugural Reps and Warranties Transactional Liability Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, CT, May 3, 2016
  • Presenter, "Insurance Coverage in the Sharing Economy," NYSBA Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section and Trial Lawyers Section Annual Meeting, New York, January 28, 2016
  • Co-Author, Second Circuit Chapter, ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits, American Bar Association, 2016
  • Editor, “Part V: Regulatory, Alternative Risk Transfers, and Other Recent Developments,” in Reinsurance Professional’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide, Thomson Reuters and DRI, January 2015
  • Quoted in “What’s Ahead for Buffalo’s Legal Community in 2015,” Buffalo Law Journal, January 5, 2015
  • Featured in “Expert Insight Into Insurance & Reinsurance,” Lawyer Monthly, October 2014
  • Featured in “Leader Spotlight,” DRI, The Voice, June 11, 2014
  • Presenter, “Solvency and Run-Off Issues,” Meeting of Reinsurance Officials (MORO), Miami, FL, June 9-11, 2014
  • Co-Author, “Superstorms, Vanishing Deductibles, and Floods That Are Not Floods: How Climate Is Changing the Legal Landscape of Insurance Coverage,” USLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2014
  • Co-Author, “The Rise and Implications of the Chinese Insurance Industry,” LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom, December 30, 2013
  • Co-Author, “Claims Against Reinsurers Are on the Rise,” Global Reinsurance 2013 Full-Year Review, December 2013