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.

Peter has been recognized annually by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro Rising Star for Insurance Coverage since 2013.  He was recently recognized in Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide 2020 as a Rising Star in Insurance and Reinsurance.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • 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)
  • “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 (February 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)

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.)