Alan S. RutkinPartner
Alan S. Rutkin handles every aspect of insurance coverage law.
Alan has represented insurance companies in insurance coverage matters for 30 years, successfully resolving more than 100 major claims involving the environment, energy, policyholder-owned insurers, and other complex issues. He also writes insurance policies.
Alan frequently speaks on insurance coverage for the American Bar Association (ABA), the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), and other leading professional and insurance industry organizations. He co-chaired the FDCC’s 2017 Insurance Industry Institute. He has also advised, published and lectured on the emerging insurance coverage issues concerning cyber liability.
He is the past chair of the ABA’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, has held many other ABA leadership positions and presently serves as one of the elected governors of the ABA’s TIPS Section. He is the chair of the Insurance Coverage Section of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel and past chair of the Litigation Committee of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.
In addition, Alan is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), where he is also on the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Law Institute, a past chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Federal Civil Practice Program and a member of Rivkin Radler’s executive committee.
Writing is a big part of Mr. Rutkin’s work. He has written nearly 100 insurance coverage pieces. Best’s Review has been running his insurance coverage column for more than 20 years. He was awarded for Editorial Excellence. He’s an author in the New Appleman Insurance Law Practice. Most recently, Alan completed the second edition of The Reference Handbook on the Commercial General Liability Policy. The first edition, published four years ago, was an ABA best-seller.
Alan has been named to Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law in 2022 and 2023. Since 2022, the well-respected Legal 500 has recommended Alan in the insurance: advice to insurers category. He has earned the AV PreeminentTM rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was named a Metro New York Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage from 2007 to 2022. In 2018, he received the John Alan Appleman Award from the FDCC. The award recognizes the Substantive Law Section Chair who has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of the FDCC’s educational goals through the work of his or her Section. Since 2018, Alan has been named to Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance. He is among the only 769 attorneys from around the world to be recognized in this prestigious publication.
Since 2019, The Legal 500 has recommended Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage practice in the insurance: advice to insurers category. The Insurance Coverage Practice Group since 2016 has been included in the Chambers USA directory in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category.
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New YorkCourt Admissions
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New YorkBar Affiliations
American Bar Association – Litigation and Insurance Practice Sections
Elected Governor of TIPS Section
New York State Bar AssociationEducation
Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Union College, B.A. with Honors in Political Science, cum laude, Becker Scholarship