Benjamin Gonson is an experienced litigator who is primarily responsible for the firm’s reinsurance practice. In addition to having extensive experience in all aspects of insurance coverage and reinsurance law, Mr. Gonson’s litigation experience includes Product Liability, professional liability, general liability, New York labor law and appellate practice. He has written articles and appeared as a guest lecturer for numerous insurance and reinsurance organizations including the International Association of Claim Professionals (formerly ESLCA), the New York Insurance Association, Inc., the Reinsurance Association of America, the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association, the Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies and the Broker and Reinsurance Markets Association.

Publications

“Lessons of ROM v. Continental – Who Decides Whether Claims Are Timely And Under What Circumstances.” AIRROC MATTERS Summer 2016

“Non-Cumulation Clause Curtails Coverage Again.” Your N.Y. Connection (NYIA) Spring 2015

"Recovery of Commutation Payments." AIRROC MATTERS Summer 2009 Vol. 5 No.4

"Comparison of American and English Law on Rescission." Journal of Reinsurance Fall 2007 Vol. 14 No.4

"Coverage of Bad Faith Under ECO Provision." Journal of Reinsurance Fall 2004 Vol.11 No.1

"A Federal Cap on Punitive Damage Awards." Declarations (ESLCA) Summer 1995

Education

B.A., University of Maryland, 1981

J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1986

Admissions

New York State Bar

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Memberships

Association of Bar of the City of New York (Product Liability Committee)

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section)

Defense Research Institute

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

The Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (delegate)

Exceptional Legal Services

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