Introducing:

Mr. David Paige

Sterling & Sterling, Inc.

135 Crossways Park Drive
Woodbury NY, 11797
US

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Mr. Paige is a licensed insurance broker, an insurance coverage attorney, published author, speaker, insurance executive and recognized authority on insurance brokerage and agency procedures, practices and standards. He has advised the insurance industry and professional associations on a national basis and served as an expert in a number of litigations. He is also an insurance arbitrator, and available for mediation of insurance disputes.
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Present Positions

March, 2008 to Present: Sterling & Sterling, Inc. Woodbury, NY
Managing Director, General Counsel

Responsible for facilitating business development, compliance, and all legal aspects of $200 Million multi-state insurance brokerage operation. Continuing responsibility for policy interpretation, claims analysis, policy wording and placement.

November,1999 to present: Sullivan Law Group New York, NY 
Of Counsel
 

Professional Insurance Agents Association 
Board member : 2004-2007

Association of Corporate Counsel, Member, presenter in 2009 conferences

Expert Experience

Expert Testimony: testified as an expert in four litigations, including one concerning an attorney's breach of professional responsibility; retained in broker E&O litigations and insurance coverage litigations.

Arbitration Experience

Arbitrator in Thomas & Betts Corporation v. Travelers Insurance Company; qualified as an arbitrator for insurance disputes. Conducted numerous arbitrations as insurance attorney.

Publications

Presently authoring the E&O Quarterly , and a monthly column in Professional Insurance Agents  magazine distributed to Professional Insurance Agents members in NY, New Jersey, CT, NH;

Weimer, Whitman and Hagglund, Law of Commercial Insurance Agents and Brokers (West, 2007)( Author of Chapter 7).

Numerous articles [monthly] in the Professional Insurance Agent , regarding E&O issues;

Numerous monthly newsletters: the E&O Report , written on behalf of IIANY and Lustig & Brown, LLP;  

Paige and Atwater, Errors and Omissions Litigation Prevention Manual , 1999;

Lustig and Paige, The Liability Prevention Primer: A Forms-Based Approach , 1991

Prior Positions

January, 2003 to March, 2008: Dewitt Stern Group, Inc.  New York, NY
Chief Operating Officer  
Responsible for the growth and development of a $400 Million independent insurance brokerage involving all aspects of operations, including contractual, regulatory, adherence to legal responsibilities and ethics and business planning. Interpretation and negotiation of policy forms, claims disputes.
 
November,1999 - December, 2004:    Nicoletti, Hornig, Campise, Sweeney & Paige        New York, NY
Of Counsel
Concentration : Complex insurance coverage litigation and defense of insurance agents and brokers in professional liability litigation on a regional and national basis; Commercial Litigation, including insurance regulatory disputes and class actions, coverage analysis and litigation.
Professional Liability Loss Control: writing, lecturing and audits regarding methodologies for avoidance of E&O liability.

1987-November, 1999     Lustig & Brown, LLP New York, NY
Founding Partner and Manager, New York City Office
Managed and supervised the defense of hundreds of complex coverage litigations, commercial and professional liability disputes, including suits across the United States;
Successfully conducted trials and/or settlements of numerous litigations in New York State, Iowa, Texas and New Jersey, including federal class actions and complex arbitrations; 
Litigation and Analysis of Complex Coverage Insurance Issues : examples: construction insurance; continuous trigger analysis, Personal Injury coverage, Personal lines, business interruption, highly protected risks, ocean/inland marine covers, London placements, excess lines, entertainment insurance, surety issues, construction insurance, environmental insurance, products liability insurance, D&O insurance, non-concurrency issues, general liability, life/disability insurance, "vanishing" premium issues, TPA Liability, advertising agency liability.
Representation of insurance agents and brokers in regulatory proceedings;

Lecturing: Presently lecturing on behalf of the Professional Insurance Agents of NY, NJ, CT and NH and the Insurance Broker's Association of New York; Prepared and conducted at least ten seminars per year since 1988 regarding E&O loss control on behalf of IIANY and Assurex International. Conducted private insurance agency seminars throughout New York State, Texas and North Carolina. Certified CE instructor by the New York State Insurance Department. 
Lecturing on Attorney Malpractice liability for the ABA.
ACORD Task Force: Participation with risk managers and IIAANY in drafting the 1997 revision to the ACORD standard certificate of insurance.

1986-1987 Moot & Sprague Buffalo, NY
Litigation Associate

1985-1986 Saperston & Day Buffalo, NY
Litigation Associate

Education

1985         Syracuse University College of Law  Syracuse, NY J.D.,  Magna Cum Laude
Editor, Syracuse Law Review

1979           Michigan State University   E. Lansing, MI
M.A., Special Education

1977           Syracuse University   Syracuse, NY
B.A., Special Education, Cum Laude .

Personal

Mr. Paige resides in New York, New York with his wife, Jeannette, and two daughters, Chelsea and Kirsten.

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