Joanne M. EngeldrumPartner
Joanne M. Engeldrum counsels insurance companies on complex first- and third-party claims, including general liability, construction defect, sexual abuse, personal and advertising injury, toxic tort, asbestos, environmental, product liability, employee practices liability, labor law, bad faith, and other emerging issues.
Joanne is an accomplished litigator, obtaining victories on behalf of Rivkin Radler’s insurer clients on issues of late notice, additional insured coverage, trigger of coverage, New York Insurance Law §3420(d), and priority of coverage. On behalf of her insurance clients, Joanne has won summary judgment dismissing claims for defense and indemnity in a variety of matters, including cases of first impression. Notably, Joanne obtained summary judgment on behalf of her insurer client in a precedent-setting case involving late notice prejudice in New York.
A frequent speaker on insurance coverage issues, Joanne has given seminars for the NYSBA and CPCU Society, and presented the “Top 10 New York General Liability Coverage Decisions” for insurance claims professionals and counsel.
Joanne is on the Board of the Long Island Insurance Community (LIIC) which works with The United Way of Long Island to raise money for Long Island charities and to improve the lives of Long Islanders in need.
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, and in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan New York Tier 1 for Insurance Law.
In 2018, Joanne was named as one of Long Island Business News’ Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business. Joanne was named a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York Area in PI General Defense in 2023.
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U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New YorkEducation
St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Wesleyan University, B.A.