Biography: Rodney M. Zerbe
Rodney M. Zerbe resides in New York*, serving of counsel to Hellmuth & Johnson. Rod is a seasoned litigator with more than twenty-five years of experience in representing companies in a broad range of complex commercial disputes, including defense of insurance brokers on errors and omissions claims and litigation of insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes. Rod has successfully defended insurance and reinsurance brokers and intermediaries on errors and omissions claims involving placement of commercial general liability, directors and officers liability, property and casualty, marine protection and indemnity, builders’ risk, business interruption and loss portfolio transfer insurance, and facultative and treaty reinsurance placements.
Additionally, Rod has experience defending breach of contract, securities fraud, RICO and shareholder derivative claims. Rod has litigated claims for breach of representation and warranty agreements and post-closing adjustments, partnership disputes, unfair trade practices and misappropriation of trade secrets claims, restrictive covenant disputes, employment discrimination, accountants’ malpractice, recovery on foreign sovereign debt obligations, and other contractual and commercial disputes.
Rod has handled various matters in state and federal courts in New York and other jurisdictions, appellate proceedings, and domestic and international arbitrations. Rod has been admitted to the New York State and Federal courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Rod is a committee member of the New York State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction and the Bar Association of the City of New York, as well as a member of Insurance Law in the New York Supreme and Federal Courts, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association.
Rod is a magna cum laude graduate of Bucknell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and art, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Rod received his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law, in Chicago.
*Rodney is licensed to practice in the State of New York only, and his office is located at 233 Broadway, Suite 2208, New York, NY 10279.
EducationRod is a magna cum laude graduate of Bucknell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and art, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Rod received his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law, in Chicago.
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