Gabriel E. Darwick

Of Counsel

(212) 612-4999
88 Pine Street, 28th floor
Wall Street Plaza
New York, NY 10005

Gabriel Darwick is Of Counsel in the Firm's Insurance and Reinsurance Services group.

Gabe concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance and reinsurance coverage litigation. His broad coverage practice encompasses claims made under commercial general liability, commercial auto liability, excess and umbrella, lawyers and accountants professional liability, D&O, miscellaneous errors and omissions, EPL, and environmental liability policies. Gabe regularly represents insurers in additional insured and environmental coverage litigation in New York and has represented insurers in state and federal courts nationwide concerning coverage for pollution, toxic torts and product liability under general liability policies. In addition, Gabe has counseled clients on issues under EPL, D&O and professional liability policies. Gabe’s vigorous representation of his clients has produced favorable results at every step of the process, including pre-suit resolutions, through trial and on appeal.

Gabe’s practice focuses on litigation in New York state and federal courts. He also regularly litigates cases in New Jersey and Connecticut and has represented insurers in coverage litigation in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Opioid Litigation

  • Member of team representing insurer that issued primary and excess policies to multi-national pharmaceutical companies, distributors and pharmacies in all facets for claims arising from opioid crisis in United States.

Environmental and Long Tail Coverage Litigation

  • Secured a finding of no coverage after a two-week bench trial concerning the applicability of the retroactive date in an underground storage tank policy to a petroleum discharge.
  • Represented excess insurer in long-tail claim alleging exposure to carbon black in West Virginia, resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Represent insurers in coverage litigation arising from NFL concussion claims.

Additional Insured Litigation

  • Regularly represent insurers pursuing additional insured coverage or defending against claims by putative additional insureds. Has secured millions of dollars in recoveries on behalf of insurer-clients from recalcitrant insurers.
  • Assisted insurer in devising a program for the efficient handling and maximization of recovery in additional insured coverage disputes.

 General Liability Litigation

  • Represent insurers in state and federal courts nationwide in claims arising under general liability insurance policies, including, but not limited to, product recall and product liability claims, claims arising from Legionella outbreaks, food-borne illnesses, and construction defect claims.

Professional Liability Counseling and Coverage Litigation

  • Act as monitoring and coverage counsel for legal and accounting malpractice claims made under large lawyers and account professional liability policies
  • Litigated coverage disputes arising from claims made on lawyers professional liability and miscellaneous errors and omissions policies, including, but not limited to, securing reversal of judgment against lawyers professional liability insurer.



Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "The Strategic Use of Reservation of Rights Letters and an Insurer’s Duty to Defend Covered and Non-Covered Claims,” Coughlin Duffy LLP’s Seminar on Long Tail Allocation and the Strategic Use of Reservation of Rights Letters (May 31, 2018)

Speaker, "Additional insured coverage – life after Burlington,” Coughlin Duffy LLP’s Seminar on Emerging Issues in Insurance Coverage (May 10, 2018) 

Awards and Honors

New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2013 - 2018)


Member, American Bar Association

Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)