Daniel Bryer is an experienced litigator with the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice who has a flexible approach to problem-solving that allows him to meet the needs of each client in the best way possible.
Dan is a Partner who litigates complex insurance coverage disputes and provides insurance coverage advice to insurers. He works closely with clients to develop effective, efficient litigation strategies to best meet his clients’ needs.
Dan provides clients advice regarding general commercial liability, excess liability, multimedia, environmental, and professional liability insurance policies. He has advised clients on claims involving opioids and other pharmaceutical products, baby food products, construction defects and catastrophic injuries. His litigation practice focuses on insurance coverage matters in state and federal court. Dan recently achieved a very favorable verdict as trial counsel following a three-week trial in New Jersey state court. He has also served as a team leader on large litigations involving professional liability, construction defect, product recall, and fidelity claims. He has found success in cases through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. He also litigates healthcare matters, and has successfully defended life, health, and disability claims brought in state and federal court against insurers, plan administrators, employers, and managed care organizations, including in cases governed by ERISA.
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
Rutgers University, B.A.
News & Insights
- 10.12.23 | Philadelphia, PA
- "Coverage for an American Epidemic: Insurance Coverage Issues Stemming from Opioid Litigation," during the Connecticut Bar Association's Connecticut Legal Conference9.14.20
- "The Opioid Epidemic: Trending Insurance Coverage Issues," 2019 Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Annual Conference3.15.19
- "Ethics, Privilege, and Confidentiality in Insurance Claims and Coverage Disputes," CLE presentation2.5.17
- "When is a Claim not a Claim, Unraveling the Riddle of Covered and Uncovered Claims," CLE presentation6.5.16
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
New York City Bar Association, Insurance Law Committee (2017-2020)
Insurance Federation of New York, Former Member, Emerging Leaders Group
- Obtained order dismissing seven figure claims purportedly based in breach of contract and quasi-contract theories.
- Defended leading health insurer in a case involving claims for state law breach of contract, consumer fraud, and negligent misrepresentation where plaintiff alleged that insurer fraudulently induced purchase of policy and improperly denied claims for benefits related to behavioral health treatment.
- Provided insurer coverage advice as national counsel to global insurer regarding claims for coverage involving hundreds of underlying lawsuits, including multidistrict litigation, over 10-plus years and multiple layers of insurance coverage on a coverage tower.
- Obtained finding of no coverage in product recall and rescission arbitration, sitting second seat at arbitration.
- Defeated an Order to Show Cause seeking injunctive relief and an award of benefits pursuant to ERISA, ultimately resulting in dismissal of all claims.