Jeffrey S. Matty

Jeffrey S. Matty

Partner

Office

Practice Groups

Jeffrey S. Matty, a partner in the firm’s Global Insurance Services Practice Group, focuses his practice on counseling and defending domestic and international insurers on a variety of complex coverage matters involving errors and omissions, directors and officers, specialty line policies, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and bad faith. Jeff also represents insureds in professional liability claims involving directors and officers, lawyers, and accountants, and defends architects and engineers in construction defect claims arising out of structural failures, including collapses of buildings and cranes. In addition, he defends manufacturers and distributors of chemical and mechanical products against design defect and inadequate warning product liability claims, as well as general contractors, project managers, property owners, and developers against suits involving New York State Labor Law.

Jeff advises insurers and private clients on emerging issues involving data breaches, cyber-attacks, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations and electronic fraud, and represents insurers in coverage disputes involving technology and media insurance policies, such as reality television filming, documentary filming, and video game data breaches.

Jeff’s prior experience includes prosecuting recovery actions on behalf of insurers in the United States and London, including Lloyd’s syndicates, in matters involving commercial and residential property loss and business interruption claims, as well as defending medical and legal malpractice suits and catastrophic and complex personal injury claims.

Prior to pursuing his juris doctor at Hofstra University School of Law, Jeff earned his bachelor’s from Emory University.

Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
Professional Affiliations
  • DRI
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of New York
Education
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.
  • Emory University, B.A.