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Peter Halprin

Peter A. Halprin

Peter A. Halprin is a partner in the Insurance Recovery Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s New York office. Peter is a Chambers USA-ranked attorney, described as having “a standout reputation for his expertise in policyholder representation,” with one source noting he “goes above and beyond for his clients and is a force for good in the industry.” (Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, 2023)

Peter is well-known for his work with high-value claims concerning issues such as business interruption, cybersecurity and wrongful death suits.

Over the course of his career, Peter has arbitrated, litigated, and mediated claims recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds, involving a broad range of insurance policies, including Boiler & Machinery, Builder’s Risk, Cast Insurance, Commercial Crime, Cyber, Directors & Officers (D&O), Employment Practices Liability (EPL), Errors & Omissions (E&O), Event Cancellation, Fidelity, General Liability (GL), Inland Marine, Kidnap & Ransom (KKR), Marine Cargo, Media Liability, Performance Disruption, Pollution Legal Liability (PLL/EIL), Products Liability, Property, Reps & Warranties (R&W), Technology E&O, Trade Credit, and Workers’ Compensation.

His global client base spans diverse industries, including entertainment, financial services, government, healthcare, hospitality, professional services, private equity, and real estate.

Peter also drafts coverage analyses and correspondence and advises captive insurance companies regarding reinsurance recoveries. In this area, Peter has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in reinsurance proceeds for captive insurance companies.

Peter acts as counsel for U.S. and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitrations, including both ad hoc (ARIAS, Bermuda Form, London) as well as institutional (AAA, ICC, ICDR, JAMS, LCIA) arbitration forums. He has served as both party-appointed and sole arbitrator and is a Member of the AAA National Roster of Arbitrators, the AIADR's Presidential Panel of Arbitrators, the ARIAS Asia Panel of Arbitrators, the CPR Institute's Distinguished Panels of Neutrals (including the Insurance-Policyholder Coverage Panel), and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre's Reserve Panel of Arbitrators.

Peter is an active writer and speaker, appearing frequently at national conferences and on podcasts. With more than 350 writings and press appearances, his work has appeared in, among others, Law360, Business Insurance, Bloomberg, New York Law Journal, Claims Journal, Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, and Mealey’s. He has also contributed to or been recognized for his efforts contributing to such leading treatises as A Practical Guide to Cyber Insurance for Businesses, New Appleman Sports and Entertainment Insurance, Liability Insurance in International Arbitration and Environmental Liability and Insurance Recovery.

Peter lives in Greenwich Village and is the proud father of twins. He also is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

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Litigation Disputes and Counseling

  • Representing a global media company and the largest owner and operator of bowling centers in the world, in pandemic property insurance litigation in New York state court and on appeal.
  • Representing a leading global entertainment company in an event cancellation insurance matter dismissing an insurer’s attempt to bring suit, Hiscox Dedicated Corp. Member v. Feld Entm’t, Inc., 580 F. Supp. 3d 206 (E.D. Va. 2022)
  • Representing a leading U.S. multinational financial services corporation in various D&O and E&O insurance disputes as well as advising on policy wording and risk management issues.
  • Representing a leading U.S. media company in an EPLI coverage dispute and advising on policy wording and risk management issues.
  • Representing a leading U.S. healthcare company in multibillion dollar opioid insurance coverage litigation pending in Delaware and Rhode Island state courts.
  • Representing the largest public housing authority in North America in New York state court and appraisal, and the nation’s largest passenger rail corporation, in Superstorm Sandy litigations in which each suffered billions in damages.
  • Representing a leading U.S. health care technology services company in a wrongful death insurance coverage dispute.
  • Representing numerous Broadway entities and traveling shows, movie studios, and television shows in connection with pandemic event cancellation disputes.
  • Representing and advising health care companies, law firms, manufacturing companies, and other entities in connection with insurance coverage for cyber-attacks and incidents.
  • Advising a global manufacturing concern in connection with insurance coverage for PFAS liabilities.

Arbitration Disputes and Counseling

  • Serving as a party-appointed arbitrator in a confidential trade credit insurance dispute under the AAA-ICDR rules.
  • Serving as a party-appointed arbitrator in a commercial dispute under the ICC rules between a group of insurers and their service providers.
  • Representing a captive insurer in an ad hoc reinsurance arbitration, that includes elements of the ARIAS-US rules, seeking more than $20 million in damages in relation to a workers’ compensation reinsurance program.
  • Representing a global software manufacturer in an ad hoc London arbitration seeking approximately $15 million in damages relating to insurance coverage under a technology professional liability policy.
  • Representing a European financial institution in a series of LCIA and ICC arbitrations seeking more than $20 million in damages relating to insurance coverage under trade credit policies arising out of insolvencies in Latin America.
  • Representing a health and fitness company in a Bermuda Form ad hoc arbitration relating to insurance coverage under an employment practices liability policy arising out of civil proceedings against the company.
  • Representing a global paper company in an ICDR arbitration relating to retrospective premium issues under a workers’ compensation program.
  • Representing a foam insulation company in an ARIAS ad hoc arbitration relating to retrospective premium issues under a workers’ compensation program.
  • Representing a global beauty company in the Southern District of New York to confirm an arbitration award relating to liability under a trademark agreement with Indian parties and to enjoin proceedings in India.
  • Representing a global analytics company in the Southern District of New York to compel arbitration in relation to liability under a joint venture involving a Chinese company.
  • Representing a U.S. financial institution in New York state court to compel arbitration of insurance coverage issues under an E&O policy.

Some of these representations were handled by Peter prior to joining Haynes Boone.

  • Haynes Boone Pro Bono and Public Service Committee, 2024
  • American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, D&O Subcommittee, Member
  • Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Fellow
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow
  • CyberEdBoard, Executive Board Member
  • Global Cyber Institute, Faculty Member
  • Law360’s Insurance Authority Property Editorial Board (2023)
  • Moot Alumni Association, MAA Mentor-Mentee Programme Mentor
  • Sports and Entertainment Risk Management Alliance, Member
  • Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR), Member – Steering Committee
  • Recognized in New York Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Insurance Coverage, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2013-2023
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder, 2023
  • Recognized by The American Lawyer, Northeast Trailblazer, 2021
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, as “New York Future Star,” 2021-2023; “40 & Under List,” 2022-2023
  • Recognized by Business Insurance, Break Out Award, 2022
  • Recognized by Euromoney Legal Media Group, Rising Star in Insurance and Reinsurance, 2020-2023
  • Recognized in The New York Law Journal, Rising Star, 2021
  • “Maximizing the Value of Your Company’s Insurance Policies,” speaker, GCC East, October 2, 2023.
  • “Considerations for Insuring Crypto Assets,” author, NJCPA, September 1, 2023.
  • “Viewpoint: Court Rulings Reject Insurer Defenses to Biometric Liability,” author, Claims Journal, August 15, 2023.
  • “Cyber Insurance: What is Around the Corner,” speaker, ADCG on Privacy & Cybersecurity, July 24, 2023.
  • “Privacy Protections Create Liability for Companies Collecting Personal Data,” author, PropertyCasualty360, July 17, 2023.
  • "Cyber Business Income Loss Disputes," speaker, ClaimsxChange, July 13, 2023.
  • “Amazon Suit Highlights Biometric Data Risks,” author, Risk Management, June 1, 2023.
  • “Merck’s Insurance Win After Malware Attack Sets Guideposts,” author, Bloomberg Law, May 31, 2023.
  • “Illinois Supreme Court BIPA Decision Highlights Need to Pair Strong Privacy Measures with Robust Insurance Coverage,” author, ACC, April 25, 2023.
  • “Viewpoint: Illinois Supreme Court Decision Will Spur a Spike in BIPA Claims,” author, Claims Journal, March 10, 2023.
  • “Does Having Cybersecurity Expertise Matter when Mediating a Cybersecurity Claim,” speaker, ICLC CLE Seminar, March 2, 2023.

Education

Certificate, Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age, HarvardX, 2021, Online Learning Initiative by Harvard University through edX

PGDip, International Commercial Arbitration, Queen Mary School of Law, University of London, 2014

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2009, Articles Editor, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law

B.A., McGill University, 2006, First Class Joint Honours

Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska

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

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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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