Michael E. Morley is Senior Counsel in the New York office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group.
His practice area has primarily included investigation and analysis of complex insurance/reinsurance issues involving a variety of long tail toxic tort claims, such as asbestos, silica, breast implant, pharmaceutical, and environmental pollution related cases. These claims typically involve multiple years and layers of reinsurance coverage and a variety of issues including interpretation of exclusionary language, allocation and aggregation issues, and reserving methodology. His clients have included both international and domestic clients who have sought expert analysis of complex claim presentations.
In addition to the investigation and contract analysis, Mr. Morley has negotiated settlements of numerous multi-million-dollar insurance/reinsurance claims and has also participated as coverage counsel in numerous dispute resolution proceedings including mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Mr. Morley’s practice expanded to include providing analysis, coverage opinions and dispute resolution regarding a variety of property and casualty insurance claims including construction defect, contractor liability, landlord/tenant claims, sexual harassment/discrimination claims, and a variety of first party property and casualty insurance claims.
Mr. Morley graduated from East Carolina University and received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York.