Dan D. Kohane is a senior member at Hurwitz & Fine. Mr. Kohane is a nationally respected insurance coverage counselor who conducts extensive training, consultation and in-house seminars on this highly specialized practice. Mr. Kohane is also known in the industry for his comprehensive newsletter, Coverage Pointers, a bi-weekly publication summarizing important insurance coverage decisions in New York State courts with overviews of other jurisdictions.
A senior member at Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Mr. Kohane has distinguished himself in managing the ever-evolving area of insurance coverage serving regional, national and international clients. An accomplished trial lawyer and litigator, Mr. Kohane is also active behind the scenes, advising clients on a broad range of matters involving litigation including insurance coverage, bad faith, tort defense and professional ethics. Mr. Kohane also has extensive experience mediating complex casualty and insurance coverage disputes and serves on the American Arbitration Association Complex Coverage Neutral Evaluation Panel and Commercial Arbitration panels.
Mr. Kohane is a graduate of the University at Buffalo Law School and received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at New Paltz. The first recipient of the Young Lawyer’s Award from the Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, he received the Section’s John E. Leach Memorial Award for Outstanding Service and Distinguished Contributions to the Legal Profession. He teaches Insurance Law as an adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo Law School. A frequent resource for journal and newspaper articles, he lectures widely on insurance coverage and tort issues. He heads the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Extra Contractual Liability, Class Actions/Mass Torts and ADR practice groups.
Mr. Kohane is a member of the Torts, Insurance, Compensation and Municipal Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association, a member of the Erie County Bar Association and the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Kohane is the former President of the Erie County Bar Foundation. He is also a founding member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. An active industry participant, Mr. Kohane is an elected member of the board of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, which provides educational programming and support to officers of the court. He is a past president of the highly selective Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), is president of the FDCC Foundation and previously chaired its Insurance Coverage Section. He has also served on the Board of Directors of DRI, serves on its Insurance Law Committee Steering Committee and served as program chair for its Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium and as Co-Editor in Chief of its Reservation of Rights Compendium. Mr. Kohane is an AV-Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, a Top 50 New York Super Lawyer in Upstate New York and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2009 where he was named Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law for 2017.