Lee S. Siegel

MEMBER

860-869-0375

Mr. Siegel joins Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. as a litigator in the Insurance Coverage Group. He brings 25 years of insurance coverage, bad faith, class action, and defense litigation experience with him. Admitted in New York and Connecticut, Mr. Siegel represents carriers in complex coverage and bad faith matters across the country.

Mr. Siegel previously worked at The Hartford, where he was Assistant Vice President in the Law Department. He provided real time coverage advice and litigation management to all property and casualty lines of business. Prior to that, Mr. Siegel oversaw coverage and bad faith litigation for Hartford Financial Products, including the company’s D&O, E&O, EPLI, Fidelity, Surety, and Cyber products. Mr. Siegel was renowned for his ability to manage large tower, multi-carrier D&O litigations, and is recognized as an expert in fidelity, computer and social engineering fraud, and cyber coverages.

Mr. Siegel began his career at one of Manhattan’s top medical malpractice firms, defending doctors and hospitals across New York City. He then turned his focus to insurance coverage, representing carriers in complex coverage and bad faith litigation nation-wide. He is a graduate of Indiana University, where he dual majored in history and political science. He received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, where he was Research Editor of the Law Review.

Court Admissions

Courts of the State of Connecticut
Courts of the State of New York
United States District Court
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
United States 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

Admitted to Practice

New York
Connecticut

Education

Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 1992)
Indiana University (B.A., 1989)

Professional Associations

Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Defense Research Institute
New York State Bar Association

Community Associations

Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation, Board of Directors

Firm News

11/01/20: DRI In-House Defense Quarterly: A One-Two Punch: Michigan State Court Renders First Substantive COVID-19 Decision and It's Big News for Carriers

09/17/20: Legal Alert: In a Case of First Impression, the Connecticut Supreme Court Held that an Insurer Must Afford a Defense Where Coverage is “Uncertain”

08/12/20: Legal Alert: JPML Rejects COVID-19 Business Interruption Consolidation

08/09/20: Legal Alert: COVID-19 Business Interruption Complaint Survey

08/06/20: Legal Alert: Breaking News: Superior Court of D.C. Sides With Insurance Carrier, Finds No COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage

07/07/20: Legal Alert: Hurwitz & Fine Insurance Coverage Group Quoted in Multiple Industry Publications for Analysis of First COVID-19 Decision Nationwide

07/06/20: Best's Insurance News & Analysis: "Judge Siding With Insurer in COVID-19 BI Case Is a ‘Big Win,’ Attorneys Say"

07/03/20: Legal Alert: Michigan State Court Renders First Substantive COVID-19 Decision Nationwide And It’s A Big Win For Carriers

06/05/20: Buffalo Business First: Interruption insurance debate may lead to consolidated litigation

05/14/20: Law360: Expert Analysis: Major Trends In COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits

05/14/20: WSHU Public Radio: How Coronavirus Relief May Lead To Tort Reform

05/07/20: Blog: Public Fear: The Newest COVID-19 Coverage?

05/05/20: Legal Alert: Hurwitz & Fine Resources on COVID-19 Business Interruption: Lawsuits and Legislative Summaries

04/21/20: Legal Alert: Hurwitz & Fine Resources on COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits and Legislative Summaries

04/18/20: Buffalo Business First: "Fine print on policies has businesses, insurers and legislators in a quarrel."

3/29/20: Blog: Critique of Assembly Bill A.10226 – The COVID-19 “Business Interruption Bill” – The Cure is Worse than the Solution

11/13/19: Blog: Connecticut Supreme Court Requires Imminent Danger of Collapse for Crumbling Concrete Coverage

11/13/19: Blog: U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Rule on Sandy Hook Preemption, Permits Gun Suit to Proceed

3/21/19: Blog: Connecticut Supreme Court Finds Unfair Trade Practices Act Not Preempted by Federal Law, Reinstates Sandy Hook Plaintiffs’ Suit Against Manufacturer