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. The London office of Goldberg Segalla is operated by Goldberg Segalla Global LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under number OC373080, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Daniel Gerber co-chairs Goldberg Segalla’s Global Insurance Services Practice Group across the firm’s 19 offices in New York, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and London. He maintains an international practice in complex insurance coverage and reinsurance matters, and he 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 and is designated on the Res Loquitor “Select List” of Life, Health and Disability Insurance attorneys. 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-present
  • DRI’s Albert H. Parnell Outstanding Program Chair Award, 2010
  • Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2010, 2011
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2015
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Business First’s Who’s Who in Law, 2007-2012 (Insurance)
  • The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers
  • Expert Guides: Insurance and Reinsurance
  • LexisNexis Top 50 Insurance Blog Recognition, 2009-2011
  • 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-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, 2010-2012; Program Chair, 2010; Chair, Membership/Annual Meeting
    • DRI Insurance Law Committee Steering Committee, 2010-present
    • Chair, DRI Social Media Task Force, 2010-present
    • Chair, DRI Counsel Meeting Task Force, 2009-2010
    • Chair, DRI Insurance Round Table, 2011
    • Annual Meeting Steering Committee, 2006-2008
    • 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 2007-2011
  • 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, 2004-2006; 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
Civic Activities
  • Buffalo-Niagara YMCA: Board of Directors, 2008 - present; Nominating Committee, 2012
  • Southtowns YMCA Board of Management: Chair, 2006-2008; 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
  • 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
  • Co-Author, "Duties of Reinsurers," “General Principles and Introductory Matters of Reinsurance Law,” and “Life Insurance Claims Adjusting and Fraud” chapters, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, LexisNexis, 2013
  • Quoted in “A Paradigm Shift,” Intelligent Insurer Monte Carlo Edition, September 2013
  • Quoted in “What Genetic Testing Means for Life Insurers,” LifeHealthPro, August 30, 2013
  • Quoted in “New EU Laws to Heighten Cyber Risk Exposure,” Reactions, August 21, 2013
  • Quoted in “To Tweet Or Not To Tweet? 5 Tips For Doing It Right,” Law360, August 14, 2013
  • Quoted in “Legal Focus: Insurers Drowning in Regulation,” Reactions, May 2013
  • Co-Author, “Promulgation and Enforcement: Navigating a Complex 21st Century Insurance Regulatory Environment,” Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, April 12, 2013

  • Quoted in “Worker-Caused Injuries Must Be Covered: Calif. Appeals Court,” Law360, March 1, 2013
  • Presenter, “A Global Perspective on Today’s Insurance Challenges: Capitalization, Solvency Issues and Available Restructuring Tools,” KPMG Academy, Nicosia, Cyprus, February 2013
  • Presenter, “A Global Perspective on Today’s Insurance Challenges: Solvency, Capitalization, and Available Restructuring and Exit Tools,” Association of Hellenic Insurers, Athens, Greece, December 13, 2012
  • Quoted in “Hurricane Sandy: Business Interruption Claims Looming,” Credit Union Times, November 1, 2012
  • Quoted in “A Looming Concern After Sandy: Big Business Interruption Losses,” Property Casualty 360, October 31, 2012
  • Quoted in “How to Get Fast Insurance Settlements for Hurricane Sandy,” CFO Magazine, October 31, 2012
  • Quoted in “Hurricane Sandy: Expect Significant BI Losses, Says Goldberg Segalla,” Intelligent Insurer, October 31, 2012
  • Quoted in “Sandy Still Expected to Be a Primary Event,” Insurance Insider, October 31, 2012
  • Quoted in “The Hurricane Sandy Business Interruption Conundrum,” Artemis Bermuda, October 31, 2012
  • Quoted in “Hurricane Sandy Losses May Be Triple Those of Irene,” Reuters, October 30, 2012; this article was also published in The Huffington Post, the London Globe & Mail, and the Chicago Tribune
  • Quoted in “Mexico Gets Set for Solvency II,” Life Insurance International, October 2012
  • Co-Author, “Three (Or Is It Four?) Teams on This Legal Gridiron,” DRI Today, August 29, 2012
  • Co-Presenter, "Dealing with a Department of Insurance," ICA Annual Conference, Orlando, Fla., September 30 - October 2, 2012
  • Co-Author, “Insurers Preparing Cyber Risk Are Not Prepared for Their Hurricane Katrina Moment,” Reinsurance Asia, September 2012
  • Co-Author, “Emergence of Travel Disruption Insurance Addresses Supply Chain Concern,” Insurance Day, September 26, 2012
  • Quoted in “Man-Made Risks Present Unique Challenges,” Intelligent Insurer - Monte Carlo Today, September 12, 2012
  • Author, “Social Media Poses Dilemma for Professionals,”Buffalo Law Journal, February 20, 2012
  • Co-Author, “Keys to Successfully Using Experts in Insurance Coverage Litigation,” International Association of Defense Counsel Insurance and Reinsurance Committee Newsletter, January 2012
  • Co-Author, “Calling on Corporate Counsel: Follow Data Into the Breach,”Law Technology News, December 2011
  • Author, "Certain Underwriters at Lloyds v. Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya," Aviation Briefs, November 2011
  • Quoted in “Irene to Cause Disputes, Says Goldberg Segalla,”Insurance Insider, October 10, 2011
  • Author, “Reinsurers Awarded Judgment Against Syria for 1985 Hijacking of EgyptAir Flight 648,”Aviation Briefs (Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand), Vol. 58, Fall 2011
  • Co-Author, “Potential Causation and Damage Issues in Hurricane Irene Insurance Claims,”Westlaw Journal: Insurance Coverage, September 30, 2011
  • Panelist, Inside FAC Roundtable, Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, September 2011
  • Author, "The Legacy of 9/11," The Review (Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous special edition), September 11, 2011
  • Quoted in "Contract Certainty: A Legacy of 9/11,"Reactions (Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous special edition), September 12, 2011
  • Featured in "WRIN.tv Monte Carlo Debrief,"World Risk and Insurance News, September 2011
  • Co-Author, "Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance," Chapter 32 in New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Lexis Nexis, 2011
  • Quoted in "When Tweets Go Bad," Global Reinsurance, April 2011
  • Presenter, "Expanding Your Practice Through Social Media: Understanding the Professional Benefits and Ethical Boundaries of Social Media," DRI Law Firm Profitability Seminar, November 19, 2010
  • Quoted in "Are You Twittering or Frittering?" Property Casualty 360, February 2010
  • Co-Author,“To Tweet or not to Tweet, Understanding the Synergy Among Social Media,” December 2009
  • Quoted, "James Wrynn named New York's insurance leader," Business Insurance, August 14, 2009
  • Co-Author, "It's Not Easy: The Growing Potential for Green Claims,"For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, April 2009 
  • Panelist, "Prophylactic Measures to Reduce/Shift the Cost of Recalls" and "The Americans with Disabilities Act: Are you the Next Target of a Serial Plaintiff?," USLAW Network Spring Conference, Charleston, SC, March 2009