Rick focused his practice on environmental and toxic tort coverage defense, monitoring of major commercial litigation, evaluation of coverage matters and complex commercial litigation including the defense of executives, professionals, and employers.
Rick served in the Westchester County New York District Attorney’s office before joining a New York firm defending environmental and other complex insurance coverage actions. In 1988, he joined Aetna Casualty & Surety Company as claim counsel for major litigation, including environmental, latent health, products liability and construction litigation. While at Aetna from 1988 to 1996, Rick was recognized for his accomplishments with the Chairman’s Award, the highest distinction given by Aetna to an employee. He was been rated an AV® Preeminent™ lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, representing the recognition of the highest level of professional excellence by his peers.
Rick served as Chair of the Firm’s executive committee.