Steven J. Brodie
Steve Brodie has extensive experience in insurance-related litigation, including coverage, defense, and regulatory matters. He also frequently handles litigation regarding securities and complex commercial matters. His clients include Fortune 100 companies, major insurers, financial services companies, telecommunications firms, officers and directors, institutional lenders, and developers.
As lead counsel, he has defended matters in numerous jurisdictions and states, including New York, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, and California.
Steve counsels a wide variety of insurance companies, including a leading international organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions as well as leading insurance brokers. His services include litigating insurance coverage matters, property damage claims, bad faith claims, class action defense, representation of insurance carriers before the insurance regulator, regulatory litigation, and business litigation. He has long been involved in a wide range of substantive insurance areas, including forming a reciprocal insurance company, drafting insurance policies, and loss mitigation transfers. He is also experienced in the emerging field of environmental impairment insurance and cybersecurity.
He has lobbied before the state of Florida and local governments on behalf of a wide variety of businesses.
He is the primary attorney responsible for assembling a team of lawyers and professionals to assist the largest U.S. provider of prepaid mobile phone services. For the past several years this team has represented the client in actions across the country against international traffickers of prepaid mobile phones. These traffickers are involved in schemes to alter the phones’ proprietary software, repackage the devices, and resell them domestically and abroad to unsuspecting customers.
Steve filed an amicus brief before the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of a major insurance company and is involved in numerous cases and appeals throughout the United States.
Steve also provided pro bono representation to U.S. holocaust survivors in a class action settlement of claims against a Swiss bank.
In addition to his litigation practice, Steve provides professional business guidance and lobbying services. This representation includes helping clients to procure government contracts and take advantage of other business opportunities in the public and private sectors.
Steve is a frequent speaker on insurance industry issues and has authored numerous articles on D&O coverage and bad faith and has authored two chapters in various insurance and business treatises. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and listed in Florida Super Lawyers as well as named one of the “Top Lawyers” in South Florida. He serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, board of directors and executive committee of United Way of Miami-Dade, University of Miami Board of Trustees, and is a member of the University of Miami Citizens Board.
Steve is the Miami office co-managing shareholder and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Property and Casualty Insurance Practice and the Insurance Industry Group.
Friday, November 6th | 9:35 – 10:25 AM
Representations and Warranties Insurance
The session will discuss the basics of Representations and Warranties Insurance (RWI), the nature of coverage provided by this product, and the recent growth in the use of RWI in transactions. The discussion will provide a broad overview of the types of issues that are common in claims by policyholders to the insurers under such policies (most of which have arbitration clauses). The panel will also discuss the claims process in the RWI claims investigation/adjustment and the types of arbitrators that parties may need to resolve disputed RWI claim issues.
Panel: Steven J. Brodie, Carlton Fields P.A.
Anna Rozin, American International Group, Inc.
Marc Sherman, Alvarez & Marsal LLC