Gabriel E. Darwick


(212) 612-4999
88 Pine Street, 28th floor
Wall Street Plaza
New York, NY 10005

Gabriel Darwick is a Partner in the Firm's Insurance and Reinsurance Services Group and Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Gabe is a versatile civil litigator. His broad commercial litigation practice includes representing domestic and international insurers in complex insurance coverage disputes and corporations and individuals in real estate, contract, estate, environmental, corporate governance and professional liability matters. An experienced trial and appellate attorney, Gabe has first-chaired high exposure matters in state and federal courts and has prevailed in appeals in New York’s Appellate Divisions and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Clients routinely seek his advice and representation in coverage matters arising from commercial general liability, excess and umbrella, environmental, cyber, product recall and accidental contamination, and professional liability policies.


  • Represents insurer in Switzerland in dispute over errors and omissions coverage.
  • Represents insurer in reinsurance dispute arising out of COVID-19
  • Represents insurer in coverage litigation arising from NFL concussion claims
  • Represents insurers in connection with mass tort claims arising from heavy metals in baby food, chemicals in hair products, and exposure to benzene
  • Secured favorable settlement for client accused of breach of fiduciary duty and other misfeasance in corporate governance dispute.
  • Secured favorable settlement for client in employment dispute over breach of non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions in an employment agreement.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for client in environmental dispute
  • Obtained a defense verdict for client in a bench trial over the application of a retroactive date to a petroleum discharge
  • Obtained a plaintiff verdict for a client in a breach of contract action, obtaining a seven-figure recovery
  • Obtained a favorable settlement during trial in a dispute between a cooperative board of directors and residents   

Publications and Presentations

Presenter, “Primary Challenges: Protecting Against and Pursuing Improper Erosion Challenges,” 2022 CLM Focus December Conference (December 1, 2022)  

Author, “Primary Challenges, CLM Magazine (June 2022)  

Co-Author, “Fools Rush In,” CLM Magazine (September 2021) 

Presenter, “More Money, More Problems: Claim and Coverage Issues Unique to High SIR Policies.” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (January 29, 2020)

Author, “Coverage B Conundrum: Do the Facts Alleged or the Elements of Liability Control Court’s Duty to Defend Analysis?” DRI For the Defense (May 2019)

Presenter, "The Strategic Use of Reservation of Rights Letters and an Insurer’s Duty to Defend Covered and Non-Covered Claims,” Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP’s Seminar on Long Tail Allocation and the Strategic Use of Reservation of Rights Letters (May 31, 2018)

Presenter, "Additional insured coverage – life after Burlington,” Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP’s Seminar on Emerging Issues in Insurance Coverage (May 10, 2018) 

Awards and Honors

New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2013 - 2020, 2023) and Super Lawyers (2021),  (These lists are published by Super Lawyers.  Their selection methodology is available here.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)


Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)