Portrait of Senior Counsel Jeffrey G. Steinberg, Esq.

Jeffrey G.  Steinberg

Senior Counsel
Litigation Department
Professional Liability Defense Group

Admissions:

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

New York State

Education:

J.D., Fordham University, 1976
Fordham Law Review

B.S., Cornell University, 1973
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Memberships:

New York State Bar Association
Insurance Programs Committee

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Jeff has been an attorney for over 30 years, and has an extensive insurance practice. He has handled hundreds of coverage opinions and declaratory judgment actions, and has spoken and written extensively on coverage issues for a variety of organizations including the ABA, NYSBA and NYCBA as well as the NYLJ.

He and the attorneys under his supervision have also defended countless professional liability cases involving a range of insureds, but with a particular emphasis on lawyers professional liability matters.

“Promissory Estoppel as a Means of Defeating the Statute of Frauds,” 44 Fordham L. Rev. 114 (1975);
Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance: Coverage Issues,” N.Y.L.J. September 30, 2014;
“An Insured’s ‘Right’ to ‘Independent’ Counsel,” N.Y.L.J. November 6, 2014;
“Risks of Changing Professional Liability Insurers,” N.Y.L.J. January 20, 2017;
“Special Interrogatories in Coverage Disputes – Part One: The Hidden Risk,” N.Y.L.J. February 23, 2017;
“Special Interrogatories in Coverage Disputes – Part Two: How to Pop the Question,” N.Y.L.J. March 14, 2017;
“Determining the Scope of an Attorney’s Responsibilities: Before, During and After His/Her Engagement,” BR Liability Update, January/February 1999;
“Look Before You Leap: Risks of Changing Professional Liability Insurers,” BR Liability Update, July/August 2001;
“It (Sometimes) Takes Two to Tango: Possible Multiple Notification Requirements Under Professional Liability Insurance Policies,” BR Liability Update, Spring 2002.

“Lawyers E&O Insurance Coverage Seminar,” American Bar Association (Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section), Chicago 2002;
“Essential E&O Coverage Issues,” Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Philadelphia 2003;
“An Annotated Legal Malpractice Insurance Policy,” American Bar Association (Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability), Miami 2004;
“Recent Developments in Professional Liability Insurance Coverage,” Professional Liability ExecuSummit, New York 2004;
“Know Your Malpractice Policy,” Nassau County Bar Association, New York 2004;
“Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Issues,” New York State Bar Association (Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section), New York 2005;
“Risk Management for Attorneys: Insurance Considerations,” New York State Bar Association (Committee on Association Insurance Programs), New York 2006 and 2007;
“Legal Malpractice Litigation and Risk Management: Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Issues,” New York State Bar Association (Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section), New York 2007;
“Risk Management for the Solo and Small Firm: Insurance Considerations,” New York State Bar Association (Committee on Association Insurance Programs), New York 2008;
“Anatomy of a Legal Malpractice Action: Identifying and Responding to Professional Liability Claims,” New York State Bar Association (Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section), New York 2009;
“Fraud Against Lawyers in the Internet Age: Loss Prevention and Coverage Implications,” American Bar Association (Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability), Miami 2009;
“Protecting Your Practice: Risk Management for Solo/Small Firms,” New York State Bar Association (Committee on Law Practice Management), New York 2009 and 2010;
“Sowing the Seeds of a Successful Small Law Practice and Making it Bloom,” New York City Bar Association (Law Practice Management Symposium), New York 2010;
“Legal Malpractice 2011: Identifying and Responding to Professional Liability Claims,” New York State Bar Association (Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section), New York 2011;
“Completing Professional Liability Applications to Maximize Your Protection,” New York City Bar Association (City Bar Center for CLE), New York 2011;
“Insurance Law: The Basics,” New York City Bar Association (Committee on Insurance Law), New York 2011;
“Risk Management for Attorneys – Protect Your Practice,” New York State Bar Association (Committee on Law Practice Management), New York 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017;
“Legal Malpractice 2017: Identifying and Responding to Professional Liability Claims,” New York State Bar Association (Committee on Continuing Legal Education), New York 2017.