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Martin Minkowitz concentrates in insurance regulatory and litigation matters and on workers’ compensation law. 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 and 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 Brooklyn 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, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators, and The American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals (AMCOMP).  He has received numerous citations and awards from professional and charitable organizations.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Minkowitz has been named as a Super Lawyers for 2017.


  • Life Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation
    • Member, Board of Directors and Grants Committee
  • Board of Directors, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Sustaining Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, House of Delegates
    • Member, President’s Committee on Access to Justice
    • Member, Committee on Professional Discipline
  • Chair, State of Israel Bonds Insurance Division
  • Board of Directors, American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals

Selected Activities

  • Editor, ONE on ONE, New York State Bar Association

Speeches & Events

  • Program Chair, Annual Seminar, New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Discipline, New York, NY, January 2016


  • Commentaries to McKinney’s 6 volumes on workers’ compensation, 1981-present
  • Author, “Misrepresentation or Just ‘Puffing’,” ONE on ONE, Winter 2020, Vol. 41
  • Co-author, “Labor Law and Workers’ Compensation,” New York State Bar Association, 2016
  • “New York Workers’ Compensation Law,” NY Practice Series, Thomas West, 2011, Vol. 27
  • Rules Editor, “The New York Rules of Professional Conduct,” Oxford University Press, 2010
  • Co-author, “A Practitioner’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation Law in New York,” New York State Bar Association, 1996
  • Co-author, “New York Insurance Law and Practice,” Matthew Bender & Co., 1991
  • Co-author, “Workers’ Compensation Law and Insurance: The Next Generation,” LRP Publishers, 1989
  • Co-author, “Rent Stabilization and Control Laws in New York,” Gould Publications, 1972

Admitted To Practice

New York

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


LL.M., Brooklyn Law School, 1965

J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1963

B.A., Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1961

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