People

Michael Harrell

Michael J. Harrell

Associate
New York
212.820.7738
212.820.7740

Overview

Michael’s practice focuses on the representation of domestic and international insurance carriers where he regularly advises clients in connection with complex directors and officers, professional liability and general liability claims. Additionally, Michael serves as monitoring counsel for excess insurers and advises carriers with respect to the resolution of high-exposure derivative litigations and regulatory enforcement actions.
 
Before joining Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP, Michael worked at a national law firm primarily serving as coverage counsel to insurers in the London insurance market. In addition to his coverage experience, Michael has served as defense counsel to professional organizations and individuals, and has litigated bad faith matters on behalf of carriers. Michael has seconded at two Lloyd’s of London syndicates where he assisted clients with coverage issues and claims handling across a wide variety of lines while gaining an intimate knowledge of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market.
 
During his time in law school, Michael served as a notes editor to the Journal of Intellectual Property Law where his article on digital copyright and trademark enforcement issues was selected for publication.