Adam I. Stein


Adam Stein practices in the firm's Global Insurance Department and has handled a wide range of commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on complex insurance coverage disputes.

Adam's insurance coverage litigation experience includes: multiple arbitrations based on coverage disputes involving the "Bermuda form"; representation of US and London Market insurers in trials of actions for coverage of environmental and pollution-related claims; numerous mediations of director and officer and professional liability claims; representation of insurers in lawsuits based on alleged business interruption following the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks; and multiple lawsuits based on alleged bodily injury, property damage and pollution claims in actions in Houston, Texas.

Adam has also devoted a significant portion of his practice to employment and general litigation matters, including the arbitration of executive severance and benefits claims, contested post-closing purchase price adjustments, representation of UK-based entities in U.S. smoking and health cases across the country and in trials in New York; and representation of an Ohio-based utility in action based on alleged substandard nuclear reactor safety systems and components.  Adam also regularly advises clients on US insurance coverage issues, policy interpretation, liability risk management and general commercial and corporate matters, including related-party transactions, corporate governance, litigation and alternate dispute resolution.

Adam earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1984 where he was a member of the law review and the Moot Court Honor Society. He graduated cum laude from Vassar College in 1978.



Cozen O'Connor Grows Litigation Team in New York with Five New Partners

October 15, 2013

Cozen O’Connor continues to increase the depth of the firm’s litigation capabilities in New York with the recent hiring of five new partners. Partners residing in the firm's New York office who have joined in recent months include John J. Sullivan, Michael B. de Leeuw, Patrick B. Sardino, William K. Kirrane and Adam I. Stein.


Deep Cover [Best's Review]

February 11, 2015

Adam Stein of the Global Insurance Department discusses private equity funds in the article titled Deep Cover in Best's Review. Limited partner investors in private equity funds and other “passive” institutional investors are being sued in growing numbers, a trend that can be expected to continue as courts in many jurisdictions continue to entertain such suits.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2014 Professional Liability Seminar

October 23, 2014 - New York, NY

Industry Sectors


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1984
  • Vassar College, A.B., cum laude, 1978
  • New York