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PO Box 443
Wilton, CT 06897
William P Lalor
23 Hubbard Road
Wilton, CT 06897
New York City Office
30 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Our objective in any engagement is to collaborate with the client to reach a favorable result that furthers the clientÃ¢ÂÂs goals and career aspirations.
We advise individual and business clients in an array of litigated and other matters involving business disputes, complex insurance coverage (including coverage-in-place agreements, structured settlements, and other coverage issues), employment disputes and negotiations, probate and estate matters, education, real estate, small business planning, personal injury, toxic torts and mass torts, regulatory matters, education law and other subject areas.
Our clients' legal and strategic objectives are the guideposts for every one of our engagements. We are not just our clients' lawyers; we are trusted advisers.
In more than nineteen years of law practice based in New York and Connecticut, Bill Lalor has represented a diverse group of individual and commercial clients in an array of litigated and other matters involving business disputes, complex insurance coverage (including coverage-in-place agreements, structured settlements, and other coverage issues), employment disputes and negotiations, probate and estate matters, education, real estate, small business planning, personal injury, toxic torts and mass torts, regulatory matters, education law and other subject areas.
Bill has litigated cases involving high-profile clients and adversaries in federal, state and specialized courts throughout the United States, including "CNA" insurers and the London insurance market. He has also served as National Coordinating Counsel for a number of clients including Alcoa Inc., Arkema, and a unit of BP Chemicals. Bill is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts and is a member of all U.S. District Courts in New York and Connecticut.
Bill was previously a partner with a midtown Manhattan law firm and worked in the corporate law department at CNA. He has also worked in tax and advisory practices with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP and has been Campaign Manager and counsel for a U.S. House of Representatives campaign.
Bill earned his Juris Doctor at The Pennsylvania State University in 1999, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting (1996). He was Editor-in-Chief of the environmental law review, and his writing has appeared in The New York Law Journal, Forbes, Risk Management Magazine, The Washington Examiner, The Hartford Courant, The L Magazine, and The Stamford Advocate, among others and he has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal.
-- Consolidated Edison Co. of New York v. Allstate Insurance Co., 98 N.Y.2d 208 (N.Y. 2002).
-- Long Island Lighting Co. v. Allianz Underwriters Ins. Co., 749 N.Y.S.2d 488 (N.Y.A.D. 1st Dep't 2002).
-- In re Kaprun Ski Train Fire on November 10, 2000, 499 F.Supp.2d 437 (2007) (S.D.N.Y.) (forum non conveniens dismissal) (aff'd, Geier v. Omniglow Corp., 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 27957 (2d Cir. 2009)); related proceeding (disqualification of counsel) at 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60229 (S.D.N.Y. August 16, 2007).
-- Century Indem. Co. v. Brooklyn Union Gas Co., 58 A.D.3d 578 (1st Dep't 2009).
-- Discover Prop. & Cas. Co./Alterra Ins. Co., et al. v. National Football League (Representation of CNA insurers in NFL concussion-related insurance coverage matters (NY) (N.Y. Sup. Ct., New York Cty., Index No. 652813/2012)).
-- McPartlon v. Continental Casualty Co., 2017 WL 4286280 (U.S. District Court, N.D.N.Y) (prevailed on motions for summary judgment) (2017).
-- Continental Ins. Co. v. Stanziale, Jr., et al. (denial of motion to withdraw reference from bankruptcy court) (U.S.D.C., D.N.J. No. 13-01910-RG) and In Re Emoral, Inc. (Bank. D.N.J. Case No. 11-27667-RG) (complex Chapter 7 bankruptcy and coverage matter involving diacetyl-related claims).
-- Nassau Uniform v. Valley Forge Ins. Co., N.Y. Sup. Ct., Nassau Cty., Index No. 42583/2009 (prevailed on motion for summary judgment in pollution matter) (2014).
-- Halloran, et al. v. Harleysville Preferred Ins. Co., et al. (U.S. District Court. D. Connecticut) (representation of insurer in putative class action related to crumbling basement foundations) (2016).
-- Chorlton v. Continental Cas. Co., N.Y. Sup. Ct., New York Cty. Index No. 651712/2014 (prevailed on motion for summary judgment in long-term care matter) (2015).
-- The Continental Ins. Co. v. Strong Oil Co., U.S. District Court, U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y., Docket No. 2:13-cv-04609 (obtained default judgment in pollution matter) (2013).
-- Roy Johnson, et al. v. Benjamin Yoho, et al., Edgefield Cty., S.C. Case No. 2015-CP-19-061 (representation of CNA employee and entities in cases involving serious bodily injury pertaining to switchgear arc explosion involving risk control, underwriting, and marketing clients).
-- Estate of Tillman v. The Continental Insurance Co. (N.Y. Surrogate Court, Suffolk Cty., Docket No. 1996-136) (defense of breach of contract claim) (2015).
-- Fisher Scientific Co., LLC v. Columbia Cas. Co., et al., Pa. Court of Common Pleas (Allegheny Cty. Case No. GD 07-022025) (complex asbestos insurance coverage).
- Travelers Prop. & Cas. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., N.Y. Sup. Ct., 2019 WL 5571080 (representation of insurer prevailing on MSJ).
-- National Coordinating Counsel for BP Chemicals/HITCO, Arkema Chemicals, Inc., and Alcoa, Inc. in aviation-related health hazard exposure matters (2009-2012).
Bar Number: 643703
Bar Number: 438510
Bar Number: 3039146
New York, 2000
The Pennsylvania State University
Juris Doctor, 1999
The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science (Accounting), 1996
Tom has over twenty years of experience working on a wide variety of litigation matters, with both a Midtown Manhattan law firm, and in-house with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies based in the United States. Initially as a paralegal, and later as an attorney admitted to practice in New York in 2012.
This experience includes litigating large environmental pollution insurance coverage cases representing the London Insurance Market and other insurers. Tom has extensive experience working on highly technical and sophisticated case matters concerning subject areas such as petroleum production, refining, and distribution, vehicle manufacturing, shipbuilding, and steel production.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Tom worked as a paralegal for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world in their corporate headquarters’ Labor & Employment legal department. There, he investigated, prepared and submitted formal company responses to federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity administrative agency charges and inquiries. In addition to these duties, he also drafted and reviewed settlement agreements related to these employment matters, as well as commercial contracts with company vendors and contractors.
Tom earned his Juris Doctor at the Hofstra University School of Law in 2010, where he also attained Paralegal Certificate in 1996. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993, with his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice (with honors). He currently lives on Long Island. In his spare time, he is a published aviation photographer, with his work featured by Airbus, CFM International, Universal Jet, and published by Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine, NBC News, and The Daily Mail. In addition, he has served as a docent at the Cradle of Aviation Museum at Mitchel Field.
Bar Number: 5033816
New York, 2012
Hofstra University School of Law
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