Joshua Gold is a shareholder in Anderson Kill’s New York office. He has represented numerous corporate and non-profit policyholders in various industries, with recoveries for his clients well in excess of $1.5 billion. Mr. Gold is chair of the Cyber Insurance Recovery Practice Group. He is also co-chair of Anderson Kill’s Financial Services Industry Group and a member of the firm’s Hospitality Industry Group. Mr. Gold’s practice involves matters ranging from international arbitration, data security, directors and officers insurance, business income/property insurance, commercial crime insurance, admiralty, cargo, and marine insurance disputes. He has been lead trial counsel in multi-party bench and jury trials, and has negotiated and crafted scores of settlement agreements including coverage-in-place agreements.
Mr. Gold won a multi-million dollar recovery in a landmark U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit decision, on behalf of a retailer that suffered a data breach as a result of a computer hacking scheme. In finding coverage for the retailer’s losses stemming from the breach, the Sixth Circuit rejected the insurance company’s “direct loss” defense, instead applying a proximate cause standard. Because the “direct loss” defense is commonly cited in such cases, the decision is of particular importance to businesses purchasing fidelity, crime and financial institution bond coverage.
Mr. Gold has a regular column in Risk Management Magazine and has been published in numerous business and legal periodicals, covering a variety of insurance, commercial and consumer issues. He has been quoted on insurance coverage issues in Forbes magazine, CFO magazine, Business Insurance, National Underwriter, Computerworld, Best’s Insurance News and various other trade and business periodicals catering to the risk management, computer, medical and technology professions. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law at Brooklyn Law School.
Additionally, Mr. Gold is a frequent lecturer on insurance coverage issues, speaking at conferences nationwide and internationally, including conferences convened by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society (CPCU) and the College of Insurance, New York City.