Peter A. Halprin is a partner in Pasich LLP’s New York office.  Peter represents commercial policyholders in complex insurance coverage matters with a focus on recovery strategies in relation to cyber breaches and cyber crime, COVID-19 and natural disasters, professional services, regulatory investigations, and technology disputes.  Over the course of his career, Peter has arbitrated, litigated, and mediated claims involving a broad range of insurance policies and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds for policyholders.

Peter has advised clients regarding insurance coverage under an array of forms and policies including Boiler & Machinery, Builder’s Risk, Commercial Crime, Cyber, Directors & Officers (D&O), Employment Practices Liability (EPL), Errors & Omissions (E&O), Fidelity, General Liability (GL), Kidnap & Ransom (KKR), Media Liability, Pollution Legal Liability (PLL/EIL), Products Liability, Property, Technology E&O, Trade Credit, and Workers’ Compensation.

Peter also drafts coverage analyses and correspondence, and advises captive insurance companies regarding reinsurance recoveries.  In this area, with a focus on health care and hospital professional liability programs, Peter has recovered over $200 million in reinsurance proceeds for captive insurance companies. He has also advised such companies in the design of claims adjustment and related alternative dispute resolution programs.

Peter acts as counsel for U.S. and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitrations, including both ad hoc (ARIAS, Bermuda Form, London) as well as institutional (AAA, ICC, ICDR, JAMS, LCIA) arbitration forums.  He has served as both party-appointed and sole arbitrator, and is a Member of the AAA National Roster of Arbitrators and a Member of the Reserve Panel of Arbitrators at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Quoted, “Attorneys: Tide Might Be Turning Against Insurers in Business-Interruption Lawsuits,” Connecticut Law Tribune (December 4, 2020)
  • Author, “Who Should Take Up the Mantle of Ethics Reform?” Investment & Commercial Arbitration Review (December 3, 2020)
  • Quoted, “Tax, Investments, and PRIA—How the US Election Impacts Captives,” Captive Insurance News (November 12, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Tax, Investments, and PRIA—How the US Election Impacts Captives,” Captive Insurance Podcast (November 6, 2020)
  • Author, “Adverse Inferences as a Means of Addressing Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration,” 75:1 Disp. Resol. J. 37 (2020)
  • Quoted, “International Arbitration Experts Discuss The Impact On The Global Economy,” Mealey’s International Arbitration Report (November 2020)
  • Speaker, “Cyber Insurance for Corporations: Why Your Clients Need It, What to Look For, and How to Evaluate It,” West LegalEdCenter (October 8, 2020)
  • Author, “What New York In-House Counsel Should Know About the Current State of COVID-19 Insurance Litigation, Legislation, and Regulatory Actions in New York,” Inside (October 2, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Cyber Security Insurance Litigation: The Complete 2020 Toolkit,” West LegalEdCenter (September 29, 2020)
  • Co-Author, “COVID-19 Legal Alert: Major English Decision a Win for Insureds,” Lexology (September 16, 2020) (with Kirk Pasich)
  • Speaker, “The Triple Threat of COVID, Civil Unrest, and Hurricanes on Business – Important Tips on the Road to Recovery,” RIMS Broward (September 16, 2020)
  • Quoted, “Business Interruption: Insurers Balk at Paying Claims,” CFO (September 10, 2020)
  • Author, “DFS Case Shows Insurance Ramifications Of Cyber Breaches,” Law360 Expert Analysis (August 25, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Albert Risk Luncheon,” (August 25, 2020)
  • Author, “Defining Cyber Threats,” ABA GPSolo eReport (August 21, 2020)
  • Quoted, “AIG Sues Ambassador Captive Solutions Over Forged Reinsurance Agreement,” IRMI Captive.com/Captive Insurance News (August 21, 2020)
  • Author, “As Businesses Reopen, the Lawsuits Begin: The Landscape for the Post-COVID-19 Deluge of Lawsuits, the Intersection of Insurance and Using ADR for Expedited Resolution,” New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer (August 20, 2020)
  • Author, “What CFOs Need to Know About Cyber Insurance Now,” StrategicCFO360 (August 18, 2020)
  • Panelist, “Employment & Insurance Issues Arising from COVID-19,” ABA Business Law Section (August 17, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Cyber Insurance for Law Firms – What You Need to Know,” West LegalEdCenter (August 10, 2020)
  • Quoted (Q&A), “International Arbitration Experts Discuss The Future Of Arbitration,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Reinsurance (August 7, 2020)
  • Author, “Virtual ADR: The ‘New Normal’?” New York Law Journal (July 30, 2020)
  • Quoted, “International Arbitration Experts Discuss The Future Of Arbitration,” Mealey’s International Arbitration Report (July 2020)
  • Author, “Understand your coverage options in the face of 2020’s triple risk threat,” CFO Dive (July 27, 2020)
  • Chair, COVID-19 Virtual Insurance Litigation Summit (July 23-24, 2020)
  • Speaker, “COVID-19 Legal Impact Program (CLIP),” Cardozo (July 20, 2020)
  • Author, “Defining Cyber Threats,” Business Law Today (July 7, 2020)
  • Speaker, “COVID-19, Insurance Coverage, and Dispute Resolution: Identifying Strategies,” Clear Law Institute (June 18, 2020)
  • Speaker, “State of the Practice Area Roundtable: Insurance Law,” Lawline (June 17, 2020)
  • Speaker, “As Businesses Reopen, The Lawsuits Begin: The Landscape For The Post-COVID Deluge Of Lawsuits, The Intersection Of Insurance And Using ADR For Expedited Resolution,” NYSBA (June 16, 2020)
  • Author, “Demystifying Cyber Threats,” Insurance Research Letter (June 2020)
  • Quoted, “The Debate Between Business Owners and Insurers Continues,” Insurance Journal (June 15, 2020)
  • “COVID-19 Coverage Fight: Will Bankruptcy Exclusions Be Enforced?” New York Law Journal (June 4, 2020)
  • Quoted, “Unrest After George Floyd Death Reminds Insurers of 1968 Uprising,” Claims Journal (June 4, 2020)
  • Quoted, “Did Debate Over Business Income Insurance Just Get More Complicated?” Insurance Journal (June 4, 2020)
  • Quoted, “Insurers Prepare for Claims as East States See Property Damage from Civil Unrest,” Insurance Journal (June 4, 2020)
  • “The Coming COVID-19 Coverage Fight: Insured Versus Insured Exclusions and Collusion,” New York Law Journal (May 21, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Arbitrating Insurance Coverage Disputes: A Better Alternative to Litigation?” Lawline (May 19, 2020)
  • Speaker, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Cyber Insurance,” Global Cyber Institute/West LegalEd Center (April 28, 2020)
  • “COVID-19 Cybersecurity and Insurance Coverage,” New York Law Journal (April 20, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Coronavirus Insurance Coverage and Claim Preparation,” Webinar with Procor Solutions (April 10, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Beyond Technology: Practical Considerations in Virtual Mediations” Resolute Systems (April 6, 2020)
  • Speaker, “COVID-19: Coverage issues, claims activity and potential disputes,” Global Captive Podcast (March 23, 2020)
  • Speaker, “McGriff Webinar: Coronavirus Insurance Coverage” (March 18, 2020)
  • “Party Autonomy, Repeat Appointments, and ‘Halliburton,'” New York Law Journal (March 16, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Ensuring the Fruitful Mediation of Disputes,” Advanced Legal Strategy Summit on Litigation (Feb. 27, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Understanding the Role of Insurance in Managing Litigation,” Advanced Legal Strategy Summit on Litigation (Feb. 27, 2020)
  • The Cyber Wire CaveatCW Podcast, Episode No. 17 (Feb. 26, 2020) (cyberinsurance, privacy statutes, and ransomware)
  • “Arbitrating Insurance Coverage Disputes and the New ARIAS Rules,” Risk Management (Feb. 21, 2020)
  • “Insurance Trends to Watch in 2020,” Insurance Research Letter (Feb. 2020)
  • Speaker, “The Ins and Outs of Cybersecurity Insurance,” Global Cyber Institute (Jan. 16, 2020)
  • “Iran’s Cyber Threats Are a Reminder to Review Your Cyber Insurance Coverage,” Lexology (Jan. 13, 2020)
  • “Attorney: Scrutinize terms of insurance policies as California Privacy Law comes into force,” Inside Cyber Security (Jan. 2, 2020) (quoted)
  • “Three Insurance Coverage Cases to Monitor on the Eve of the California Consumer Privacy Act,” Lexology (Dec. 22, 2019)
  • Speaker, Global Captive Podcast, Episode No. 22 (Dec. 20, 2019) (arbitrating captive reinsurance disputes)
  • “Illinois Cases May Instruct Insurance Suits Over California Privacy Law,” Law360 (Dec. 19, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Arbitrating Cyber Insurance Disputes,” Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar (Dec. 18, 2019)
  • “Introducing the ARIAS-US Panel Rules For The Resolution Of Insurance and Contract Disputes,” ARIAS Quarterly (Dec. 18, 2019)
  • “The Case for Cyber Insurance,” Security Week (Dec. 10, 2019) (quoted)
  • “Alumni profile – Peter Halprin,” Queen Mary University of London (Nov. 11, 2019)
  • “Cyber Insurance for Critical Infrastructure and Debate About War,” IIoT World (Nov. 5, 2019)
  • “Introducing the ARIAS-US Panel Rules For The Resolution Of Insurance and Contract Disputes,” Insurance Research Letter (November 2019) (reprint)
  • “Introducing the ARIAS-US Panel Rules For The Resolution Of Insurance and Contract Disputes,” Mondaq (Oct. 11, 2019)
  • “Umpire Challenges under the New ARIAS-US Panel Rules for the Resolution of Insurance and Contract Disputes,” Kluwer Arbitration Blog (Oct. 5, 2019)
  • “Three Key Changes In New Insurance Arbitration Rules,” Law360 (Oct. 4, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Rules for the Resolution of Insurance and Other Contract Disputes – Making an Expanded ARIAS a Reality,”ARIAS U.S. 2019 Fall Conference (Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Understanding Your Cyber Policy and How Much It Can Cost,” West LegalEd Center/Global Cyber Institute (Aug. 19, 2019)
  • “Negotiate Dispute Resolution Rules Early,” Business Insurance (Aug. 1, 2019) (quoted)
  • “Even in HealthCare: Captive Insurance Is Not Immune to Coverage Disputes,” Corporate Counsel Business Journal (July 9, 2019)
  • Speaker, “The Intersection of Insurance Coverage and Cybersecurity,” AIEJ Insurance Seminar (June 27, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Maximizing Insurance Coverage: Technology Risks, Cyber Crime & Regulatory Exposures,” HB Litigation Conference (June 26, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Cybersecurity Insurance,” Global Cyber Institute (May 16, 2019)
  • Speaker, “The Cyber Avengers’ Endgame: Insurance Implications of Courts’ and Legislators’ Efforts to Protect Against Cyber Crime and Safeguard Privacy Rights,” Anderson Kill Presents Its 5th Annual Cyber Insurance Recovery Conference (May 9, 2019)
  • “Cybersecurity Insurance for Law Firms,” Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) (May 1, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Reading the Tea Leaves — Ensuring the Fruitful Mediation of Disputed Claims,”
    2019 RIMS National Conference (April 30, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery,” Anderson Kill’s 7th Annual New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference (April 11, 2019)
  • “Arbitrating Cyber Coverage Disputes,” Coverage Magazine (Mar. 21, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Strategies and Techniques to Use to Mediate a Cybersecurity Insurance Coverage Claim,” Global Cyber Institute (Mar. 4, 2019)
  • “Conflicts of Interest In Arbitration – Applicable Principles,” LexisNexis (Mar. 1, 2019)
  • “Conflicts of Interest in Arbitration – Challenges to Arbitral Appointments,” LexisNexis
    (Mar. 1, 2019)
  • “Resisting Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration,” CIArb Journal of Arbitration
    (Feb. 16, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Getting the Right Cyber Insurance for Your Enterprise,” HB Litigation Conferences (Dec. 11, 2018)
  • “How to Avoid Making Your Next Mediation a Waste of Time,” New York State Bar Association, Inside Newsletter (Nov. 30, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Expanding ARIAS U.S. to Policyholder and Direct Insurer Disputes: Delivering the Best Arbitrators and Mediators for ALL Insurance Disputes,” ARIAS U.S. 2018 Fall Conference
    (Nov. 8, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Arbitration Appeals: Practice, Process and Pointers,” AAA-ICDR (Nov. 5, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Understanding Crowdfunding Insurance,” Clear Law Institute (Oct. 19, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Ten Tips for Nailing Down Responsive Cyber Coverage,” RIMS Webinar (Oct. 11, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Cybersecurity Insurance 101,” Global Cyber Institute (July 23, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Gone Fishin’ – Insurance Coverage for Phishing Attacks,” Lawline (May 22, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Anderson Kill’s 4th Annual Cyber Insurance Recovery Conference,” (May 9, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Cybersecurity and Arbitration: Arbitrating Data Breach Disputes,” Thomson Reuters (May 9, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Mass Torts Judicial Forum,” HB Litigation Conferences (April 23, 2018)
  • “Who’s Qualified to Arbitrate Your Insurance Dispute?,” New York Law Journal (Feb. 9, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Is Mediation/Arbitration a Solution to Cybersecurity Issues?,” West Legal Education (Feb. 1, 2018)
  • “Ethics in International Arbitration,” Journal of Dispute Resolution (Jan. 2, 2018)

AWARDS

  • Benchmark Litigation – New York Future Star
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide 2020 – Rising Star in Insurance and Reinsurance)
  • SuperLawyers – New York Metro Rising Star (Since 2013)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Adjunct Professor of Law – Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Coach – Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team
  • Faculty Member – Global Cyber Institute
  • Fellow – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow – Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Member – Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar

OUTSIDE THE FIRM

Peter lives in Greenwich Village and is the proud father of twins.

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

EDUCATION

Queen Mary School of Law, University of London (PGDip)

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)

McGill University (B.A.)