William G. Passannante

Shareholder at Anderson Kill PC

William G. Passannante

William G. Passannante

Shareholder at Anderson Kill PC

Biography

William G. Passannante is a nationally recognized authority on policyholder insurance recovery in D&O, E&O, asbestos, environmental, property, food-borne illness, and other insurance disputes, with an emphasis on insurance recovery for corporate policyholders and educational and governmental institutions.

According to clients quoted in Chambers USA, he is touted as, "A terrific policyholder lawyer" and "a tremendous tactician and an incredible trial lawyer." According to Chambers USA 2013, he is the “go-to attorney for high-dollar insurance coverage litigation,” and “knows the industry inside-out.” Mr. Passannante is well regarded for his client counseling and impressive advocacy, and has the perceptive ability to wade through legalese and identify the most salient and important issues. He relates to his clients with integrity, determination and devotion. He has a good sense of humor and is passionate about his work.

Mr. Passannante is co-chair of Anderson Kill's Insurance Recovery group. He is also a member of Anderson Kill's Cyber Insurance Recovery group. He has represented policyholders in major precedent-setting cases argued in trial and appellate courts throughout the country. Law360 recognized Mr. Passannante as 2013 MVP in the Insurance category, and has been recognized in Chambers USA in every year since 2006 as a leading insurance recovery attorney. Since 2010, Mr. Passannante has been selected by his peers for listing in Best Lawyers in America. He has also been rated "AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated," the top rating, 5.0 out of 5.0, by his peers as listed in Martindale Hubbell.

He has represented The Glidden Company, The Trustees of Princeton University, The City of Peekskill, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Franchisees of Taco Bell, HLTH Corporation/WebMD, Yum! Brands, Picker International, Weyerhaeuser Company, Occidental Chemical Company, Imperial Chemical Industries, The Lefrak Organization, Quest Diagnostics, Automatic Data Processing, Fleming Companies, Inc., and others.

Mr. Passannante was a drafter of the precedent-setting Weyerhaeuser case in the Supreme Court of the State of Washington which held that no overt threat against a policyholder is required to trigger insurance policies. Mr. Passannante co-chaired the program "Current Issues in D&O and Professional Liability Insurance" sponsored by the ABCNY and the ABA, and chairs the firm’s annual D&O Insurance Conference.

He has testified before the New York State Legislature regarding the insurance industry response to the victims of terrorist attacks. Mr. Passannante is an editor of the book, "The Policyholder Advisor,” and has published widely including in "Risk Management," "The (ABA) Brief," "Corporate Counsel Magazine," "Policyholder Advisor," "Copyright World," "Healthcare Financial Management," "Insurance Litigation Reporter," and "Mealey's Insurance."

Mr. Passannante is a Regis High School class representative (2006-present), a member of the Regis High School Alumni Board (2006-2009) and served on the school’s Executive Council (1998-2006). Prior to joining Anderson Kill, Mr. Passannante was a Financial, Industrial, and Econometric Consultant with Standard and Poor's/Data Resources, Inc.



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Memberships

Professional Memberships

New York State Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the Professionals, Officers and Directors Liability Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association (Past), a member of the Directors and Officers Liability Committee of the Insurance Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Past); member, Securities Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2012-present); Federal Bar Council; and International Bar Association.

Association Memberships

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) (Past), American Bankers Association; American Judicature Society.

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Education
JD

Fordham University School of Law (commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School) is a part of Fordham University in the United States. The School is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in that city.

BA in Economics with Honors

Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students in addition to white males. Oberlin is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium.

Memberships
Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

American Bankers Association, Inc. represents, assists and provides support services to banks of different sizes and charters. Its membership includes community, regional, and money center banks and holding companies, as well as savings associations, trust companies, and savings banks. The company was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member
Current

National Association of Corporate Directors provides online and print information services to directors of public companies. It offers in-boardroom education, evaluation, governance reviews, board composition and succession planning, board recruitment, ongoing advisory, insights, and analytics services. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Career History
Shareholder
Current

Anderson Kill & Olick PC provides legal services. Its practice areas include bankruptcy & restructuring, business law, business litigation, employment & labor law, insurance recovery, intellectual property, products liability, trusts & estates and financial services. It has offices in New York, Philadelphia, Newark, Washington DC, Chicago and Connecticut. It was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Financial, Industrial & Econometric Consultant
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Council
1998 - 2009

Founded in 1914 by an anonymous benefactor and supported by the generosity of her family, its alumni and friends, Regis High School offers a tuition free Jesuit college preparatory education to Roman Catholic young men from the New York metropolitan area who demonstrate superior intellectual and leadership potential. In the admissions process, special consideration is given to those who cannot otherwise afford a Catholic education. As a Jesuit school Regis is committed to both academic excellence and fostering a spirit of generosity and service to those in need. With an emphasis on academic rigor and Catholic formation, the school's program is designed to promote each student's intellectual and spiritual growth grounded in a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. Regis seeks to inspire and train the ethnically diverse young men in its care to become imaginative leaders committed to promoting justice and exerting leadership in the Church, in the civic community, and in their chosen profession.

Member, Securities Litigation Committee
Prior

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
13th Annual RIMS Conference & Exhibition

The risk community gathered in Los Angeles to experience RIMS 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition. This industry-leading event featured three days of world-class educational sessions, our inspiring keynote speaker, an energetic and resourceful Exhibit Hall and the entertaining Conference Finale.

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Los Angeles Convention Center-Los Angeles, CA
13th Annual RIMS Conference & Exhibition

The risk community gathered in Los Angeles to experience RIMS 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition. This industry-leading event featured three days of world-class educational sessions, our inspiring keynote speaker, an energetic and resourceful Exhibit Hall and the entertaining Conference Finale.

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