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Martin Minkowitz

OF COUNSEL, NEW YORK



Martin Minkowitz concentrates in insurance regulatory and litigation matters and on workers’ compensation law, in which he is a nationally recognized author and expert. He was the Deputy Superintendent and General Counsel of the New York State Insurance Department from 1981 to 1988, where he was responsible for the administration, interpretation and enforcement of state insurance laws and regulations. He also served as General Counsel for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board from 1976 to 1981. He joined Stroock as a partner in 1988.

He has successfully written and lobbied legislation effecting significant changes to New York workers’ compensation law and New York insurance law. He has been designated and qualified as an expert witness in many cases on insurance and workers’ compensation issues in Federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations. He represents many of the leading corporations in major insurance companies in their regulatory issues, as well as their self-insurance status for workers’ compensation.

Mr. Minkowitz is an adjunct professor at New York Law School and has lectured on insurance regulatory topics to professional groups such as the Practising Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association CLE, the Defense Research Institute, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the New York Chamber of Commerce and the National Conference of Insurance Legislators.

Memberships
  • Life Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association
    • Former Chair and Member, Committee on Professional Ethics
    • Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Member, Federal Bar Council Committee on the Second Circuit
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, House of Delegates
    • Chair, General Practice Section, 2009-2010
    • Member, President’s Committee on Access to Justice
    • Former Member, Committee on Judicial Nominations
    • Former Chair and Member, Committee on Professional Discipline
  • Chair, State of Israel Bonds Insurance Division
  • Former Chair, National Conference for Community and Justice, New York Region
  • President, Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association, 1995-1996
  • Co-chair, American Jewish Committee
  • Member, Executive Board, Iota Theta
  • Officer, Kings Bay YM-YWHA
Activities
  • Editor, ONE on ONE, New York State Bar Association
Speeches and Events
  • Program Chair, “The Lawyer-Media Relationship: Confronting the Ethical Issues,” New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Discipline, New York, NY, January 27, 2010
Publications
  • Commentaries to McKinney’s volumes on workers’ compensation, 1981-present
  • Co-author, New York Insurance Law and Practice, Matthew Bender & Co.
  • West’s New York Workers’ Compensation Law, NY Practice Series, 2003
  • Co-author, “A Practitioner’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation Law in New York,” New York State Bar Association
  • Co-author, Workers’ Compensation Law and Insurance: The Next Generation, LRP Publishers, 1989
Admitted to Practice
New York, 1963
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Supreme Court
Education
LL.M., Brooklyn Law School, 1965
J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1963; President, Alumni Association, 1995-1996; Iota Theta
B.A., Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1961
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