Daniel W. Levin
Daniel W. Levin focuses his practice on the defense of insurance coverage matters and appellate advocacy and post-trial practice. He has more than 20 years of experience counseling major property-casualty insurers on coverage and claims-handling issues as both in-house and outside counsel, and he has provided coverage opinions on liability and first-party issues in the areas of maritime and aviation insurance. Daniel’s background also includes representing insurers and defendants in construction defect litigation, New York State Labor Law, and employment matters.
Daniel draws on experience as in-house counsel for Travelers Insurance’s Commercial Lines Law Department, where he managed hundreds of litigated coverage cases, including mass tort property damage cases involving defective products such as polybutylene pipe.
- Successfully obtained a decision from federal court granting summary judgment in favor of an insurance company client. The court found that the insurance company property provided notice of cancellation of the automobile insurance policy prior to the date the insured was involved in an accident, which the insurance company had declined coverage based on the prior cancellation.
- Successfully obtained a decision from federal court dismissing an insured’s claim for additional building repair costs, additional living expenses, and bad faith based upon improper venue.
- Successfully obtained a decision from the New York Appellate Division, First Department that affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of our clients, the City of New York and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. The matter involved a marine construction worker (dock builder) who sustained serious injuries to his cervical spine as a result of being handed down heavy buckets of epoxy from a fellow worker on a barge hundreds of times over a period of several weeks.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a major multinational retail clothing company in a case alleging wrongful termination on the basis of pregnancy and gender under New York Executive Law section 296. The plaintiff had been employed by the company as a store manager when she directed a cashier to perform a $10 pay-out to her so that she could purchase lunch. The company has a no tolerance policy prohibiting personal use of store funds, and the plaintiff was terminated.
- Connecticut, 1992
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1993
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1992
- William Marsh Rice University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1988
- New York Bar Association