Harris Beach is pleased to announce that Antoinette L. Banks has joined the firm as a partner in the New York City office practicing in the Insurance Litigation and Product Liability Defense and Mass Torts and Industry-Wide Litigation Practice Groups. Her practice concentrates in insurance coverage, toxic tort, product liability, environmental, construction accident, property damage losses, appeals and commercial litigation. She has litigated and counseled clients on a wide range of insurance coverage issues, including disputes arising out of environmental liability, toxic tort exposure, additional insured claims, first-party property claims, professional liability, directors and officers liability, and bad faith claims. Ms. Banks also provides defense to insureds and commercial clients in connection with toxic torts, products liability claims, contract disputes, construction and Labor Law claims, insurance premium disputes, and reformation and rescission claims. Ms. Banks' practice includes arbitrations, mediations, trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Ms. Banks received her JD, cum laude, in 1997 from Boston University School of Law and her BA in 1987 from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and National Association of Insurance Women. She authored the article, “Insurer Prevails on the Meaning of ‘Collapse’,” published in the November 2004 edition of RiskVue. She has also given presentations at clients' offices on a range of topics.
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its affiliates provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state as well as nationally. Clients include Fortune 500 corporations, health care providers, privately-held companies, emerging technology businesses, financial institutions, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, state and local governments and authorities, and individuals. Harris Beach has more than 200 lawyers and is one of the country’s Top 250 law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. The firm has offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale, White Plains and Yonkers, as well as Newark, New Jersey and New Haven, Connecticut.
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