Cozen O’Connor: Pozzuto, Vincent P.

Vincent P. Pozzuto

Member

New York

(212) 908-1284

(212) 509-9492

Vincent is an experienced civil litigator who defends corporations, property owners, general contractors, construction managers, and lower tier contractors in all types of casualty cases, including construction accidents, toxic torts, premises liability claims, products liability claims, construction defect claims, and ground surface accidents. His practice also includes insurance coverage analysis and litigation. 

Vincent concentrates his practice on the defense of catastrophic injury claims and large exposure property damage claims. He also has experience representing corporate directors and officers and resolving complex claims through both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He handles the defense of civil cases from inception through trial. He is also well versed in briefing and arguing appeals.

Vincent also litigates professional liability claims, including employment discrimination claims, legal malpractice claims, insurance broker malpractice claims, and the defense of securities arbitrations.

Vincent frequently lectures on topics that affect his practice area. He is the president of the board of directors of the Defense Association of New York and contributes a quarterly article entitled "Worthy of Note" to The Defendant magazine, the well-respected publication of the Defense Association of New York. Vincent is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Torts and Insurance Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Vincent earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in 1992 and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1995.  He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. 

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Names Six New Shareholders

July 20, 2015

– Cozen O’Connor promoted six members to shareholder of the firm: Philip Carroll (Chicago), William Davis (New York), John B. Galligan (New York), Kendall Hayden (Dallas), Andrew Kay (D.C.) and Vincent Pozzuto (New York).

Vincent Pozzuto Addresses Caucus of New York State Assembly on Scaffold Law Reform

April 15, 2014

Vincent Pozzuto recently appeared with representatives of the Alliance for Minority and Women Construction Businesses (AMWCB) before a caucus of the New York State Assembly in support of a bill aimed at reforming New York State Labor Law Section 240(1), otherwise known as the “Scaffold Law.” The AMWCB supports reform, as the current statute and its effects have driven up the costs of liability insurance, and made it increasingly difficult for AMWCB contractors to bid on high level projects.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Speak On Food & Product Recall Strategies For Mealey’s

April 30, 2008

Four Cozen O’Connor members recently participated in the Mealey’s Food and Product Recall Business Strategies Conference, held in Las Vegas. John J. McDonough served as co-chair of the conference, and delivered the opening address. Richard Fama spoke on managing a recall and handling consumer claims in his presentation, entitled ''Product Recalls and Class Action Litigation from A-Z,'' and Joseph F. Bermudez lectured on ''Insurance Coverage Issues – A Comprehensive Overview.'' Vincent Pozzuto delivered a lecture on ''The FTC and ‘Made in the USA’ Claims,'' covering the history of regulation and the current qualified claims standard.

Publications

New York's Appellate Division Holds that Insurers Cannot Delay Issuing a Disclaimer of Coverage on a Known Coverage Defense While It Investigates Other Potential Grounds for Disclaiming [Global Insurance Alert!]

February 07, 2012

New York's Appellate Division Holds that Insurers Cannot Delay Issuing a Disclaimer of Coverage on a Known Coverage Defense While It Investigates Other Potential Grounds for Disclaiming - Global Insurance Alert! - In George Campbell Painting v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 254 (1st Dept. 2012), New York's Appellate Division, First Department, expressly overruled its prior holding in DiGuglielmo v. Travelers Prop. Cas., 6 A.D.3d 544, 766 N.Y.S.2d (1st Dept.2004), which held that "[a]n insurer is not required to disclaim on timeliness grounds before conducting a prompt, reasonable investigation into other possible grounds for disclaimer."

Are You Up To The Test? [Construction Today]

November 01, 2010

Given the myriad of research over the last decade, it is now fair to say that drug and alcohol use in the construction industry is a significant issue to all involved: workers, unions, trade contractors, developers and owners.

Summer 2008 [Commercial Disputes Observer]

July 27, 2008

Summer 2008 - Commercial Disputes Observer -

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Harco Verdict Impact on Construction Industry

July 27, 2016 - New York, NY

Critical Issues in Litigation – 2015

May 20, 2015 - New York, NY

Cozen O'Connor's 2013 New York Litigation Seminar

February 12, 2013 - New York, NY

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1995
  • Fordham University, B.A., 1992

Awards & Honors

President, Defense Association of New York

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Association of New York
  • New York State Bar Association