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Jordan Stanzler
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 Jordan Stanzler has four decades of experience in the trial of complex civil and criminal cases. He has appeared as attorney of record in over a hundred court decisions at the trial and appellate level and has served as lead attorney in many federal court and state court jury trials.

Some notable achievements:

         Lamphere v. Brown University, 553 F. 2d 714 (1st Cir. 1977). A landmark class action on behalf of actual and potential women faculty members. Brown University, like the rest of the Ivy League at the time, had hundreds of male faculty members but only a handful of women faculty members. This lawsuit changed the hiring, recruitment and tenure practices. The results are evident today. Brown not only has scores of distinguished women faculty, but a woman president as well.

         Hoechst Celanese v. Lloyd’s of London, 656 A.2d 1094 (Del. 1995). Celanese was improperly denied insurance coverage for thousands of lawsuits nationwide, involving the first generation of plastic plumbing parts that replaced copper pipes. As the result of a lengthy jury trial and appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court, Celanese obtained hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance.

          Watt Industries, Inc. v. Zurich American Ins. Co., 121 Cal. App. 4th 1029 (2004). The insurance company wrongfully denied coverage for companies that allegedly manufactured defective parts and violated the False Claims Act when submitting invoices to cities and counties. Despite the allegations of fraud, which are normally not insurable, the court rendered a resounding victory for the policyholders.

         Professional Building Contractors v. Essex Ins. Co. (2007). The jury awarded over $2.5 million in punitive damages to a small company that was improperly denied insurance.

         Ameron Int’l Corp. v. Ins. Co. of Pa., 50 Cal. 4th 1370 (2010). Ameron’s insurance companies refused to provide coverage for claims brought by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for a large construction project. The California Supreme Court made new law in a lengthy decision that upheld the rights of policyholders who litigate claims before administrative tribunals.

Harvard College, A.B. 1967; cum laude; received Detur Prize for academic achievement
Cambridge University, 1967-68; post- graduate study in economics
University of Chicago Law School, J.D. 1972; Associate Editor of Law Review
New York University Law School, L.L.M. in Taxation, 1987
New York
Rhode Island
Related Practices:
   Commercial Litigation



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