Daniel Bryer litigates complex insurance coverage disputes and provides insurance coverage advice to insurers. He works closely with clients to develop effective, efficient litigation strategies and adopts a flexible approach to problem solving to best meet his clients’ needs. He serves as Vice-Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group.
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Dan plays an integral role in a wide range of coverage litigation matters in state and federal court, including briefing and arguing dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions of fact and opinion witnesses, and presenting oral argument and examining witnesses at trial and other evidentiary proceedings. His litigation experience includes coverage disputes involving property and casualty, construction, environmental, general liability, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) matters. His litigation practice is focused in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York but has also included cases in jurisdictions across the country. Dan has served as a team leader on large litigations involving professional liability, construction defect, product recall, and fidelity claims. He also has demonstrated success resolving cases through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
Insurance Coverage Advice
Dan routinely counsels insurance coverage clients faced with complex, long tail or excess liability issues. He focuses on providing coverage advice in the context of complex commercial claims with potential exposure across multiple policy years and on multiple layers of coverage. Dan provides clients advice regarding general commercial liability, excess liability, multimedia, environmental, and professional liability insurance policies.
Health Insurance Litigation
Dan litigates health care; ERISA; and managed care life, health, and disability benefit cases on behalf of insurers. 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. His health insurance litigation practice is heavily focused on cases in New Jersey federal and state courts.
Dan spearheads Robinson+Cole’s participation in the New York City Family Court Volunteer Attorney program, where attorneys provide counseling sessions to family court petitioners and litigants regarding child support, paternity, custody, visitation, and orders of protection.