Robert A. MaloneyPartner
Robert A. Maloney represents insurance companies in complex coverage disputes, including cases involving allegations of asbestos, silica, benzene, toxic torts, general liability, auto liability and environmental contamination. He has represented insurance companies in some of the largest coverage cases in the country, including B.F. Goodrich, Chevron, Mine Safety Appliances and several PCB-related matters filed in connection with the cleanup of the Fox River in Wisconsin.
A partner in Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group, Robert has litigated coverage disputes before state and federal courts across the country, at the trial and appellate level. As part of his practice, Robert also counsels large and small businesses on effective risk transfer.
In January 2014, Robert won summary judgment for his client in a multimillion-dollar insurance dispute, pending in Delaware Superior Court, concerning coverage for a long-tail progressive injury claim. Robert successfully argued that his excess insurer client was not obligated to pay for the insured’s defense costs when it had not consented to those costs, as was required under the policy.
He also won summary judgment that a pro rata time-on-the-risk allocation applied to numerous benzene and asbestos claims, and that excess policies had no duty to defend or to pay or reimburse defense costs in the Radiator Specialty action in North Carolina.
In 2019 and 2020, the well-respected Legal 500 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.
In addition to his insurance practice, Robert represents general contractors, subcontractors, and property owners in connection with construction litigation and contractual matters arising out of private and public sector construction projects. He also often is called on to provide transactional advice to software and other information technology companies, and routinely drafts and negotiates licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and sales/asset purchase agreements.
Robert was re-appointed Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Automobile Liability Committee for the 2016-2017 fiscal term. This leadership appointment is in recognition of Robert’s commitment to TIPS and his reputation among its 24,000 members. The committee deals with all manner of legal issues relating to automobiles and its goal is to be a substantive resource for those practicing in these areas, whether it is personal injury, product liability or coverage. To that end Robert, conducts training seminars for insurance companies relating to commercial and personal lines automobile coverage issues.
Robert is a member of the St. Anthony’s Parish Father’s Club in Oceanside, New York, and is a coach for the Oceanside Little League and Oceanside United Soccer Club.
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American Bar Association
Vice Chair – TIPS Automobile Liability Committee
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar AssociationEducation
New York Law School, J.D.
St. John’s University, B.S., cum laude