Chair, General Liability & Third-Party Insurance Defense
David Henry serves as the Chair of our firm’s General Liability and Third-Party Insurance Defense Division, which includes our New York Labor Law, Trucking and Transportation, and Gig Economy Practices. He focuses his practice on high exposure and complex litigation, dividing his time between our Florida and New York offices to assist clients in both states.
David specializes in working with national and international insurers, including the Lloyds of London Market, to defend corporations, municipalities, and individuals facing liability arising from various tort and commercial causes of actions. He has a strong track record of success, securing efficient outcomes as soon as possible, but also wins through voluntary dismissal, summary judgment, trial, and appeal. David has also developed a reputation as a skilled and deliberate negotiator, able to leverage nuanced and intricate coverage positions and defenses to benefit his clients through direct negotiation, and especially, at mediation.
David manages a large and experienced team of attorneys across multiple offices nationwide. Under David’s leadership, the team focuses on the needs of our clients’ cases, identifying the specific case-by-case litigation requirements to bring about an efficient resolution. The Division’s attorneys emphasize effective communication and client service, regularly updating clients and insurers about each case’s developments.
David’s current practice centers on the most intricate and challenging matters, encompassing a range of complex cases involving New York Labor Law Section 240 cases, bad faith litigation, negligent security, dram shop, premises liability, commercial transportation, product liability, and more.
David boasts a wealth of diverse litigation experience, having skillfully handled a broad spectrum of cases, ranging from defamation, Section 1983 claims, construction defect, toxic tort, medical malpractice, directors’ and officers’ liability, professional malpractice, class action lawsuits, coverage, and matters under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. David has also engaged in commercial litigation.
David has been involved in cases with prominent media coverage and a strong community impact. He plays a crucial part in the firm’s Rapid Response Team, ensuring his availability for unforeseen situations, regardless of the time of day.
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