Matthew Mazzola, a member of the firm’s Health + Benefits Litigation Team, handles litigation related to life, health, and disability benefits; employee benefits; and insurance coverage.
Employee and Group Benefits Litigation
Mr. Mazzola focuses his practice in the areas of health care; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and managed care litigation; life, health, and disability benefit litigation; related insurance coverage issues; and medical malpractice litigation. He has successfully defended life, health, and disability claims brought in state and federal court against insurers, plan administrators, employers, and managed care organizations, including in cases governed by ERISA. Mr. Mazzola has also written several appellate briefs for clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit involving complicated legal issues in ERISA-governed cases. He regularly writes on ERISA matters for his clients and colleagues in the legal industry.
Mr. Mazzola has significant experience defending insurers and private corporations in the areas of premises liability, general negligence, property and casualty defense, and the New York State Labor Law. He has achieved favorable results for these insurers and private corporations in both state and federal court. He also advises clients on complicated legal issues concerning the interpretation of contracts and insurance policies.
Mr. Mazzola has been selected as a Rising Star to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list since 2015. While in law school, he was a member of the Pace University School of Law Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Teams and participated in several national competitions.