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J. Robert MacAneney

J. Robert MacAneney



Rob MacAneney has more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry representing insurers and insureds in connection with professional and management liability claims both in-house and in private practice. Rob is frequently retained to represent insurers in complex coverage disputes across the country. He has extensive experience representing insurers in coverage disputes, particularly in the areas of fidelity bonds, directors and officers insurance, and professional liability insurance. He regularly represents domestic and international insurers in coverage evaluation and litigation. Rob regularly counsels clients on insurance issues relating to technology, cybercrime, cybersecurity, and data breaches. Representing insurers in claims under commercial crime policies, computer crime policies, cybersecurity policies, and data breach insurance policies, he provides advice of insurance claims arising from data breaches and cyberattacks, coordinates remediation and regulatory responses, and litigates coverage disputes.

Rob also frequently represents insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation. In-house he has handled some of the most complex, highest exposure coverage actions. In private practice, he has litigated a wide range of commercial matters involving both defense of directors and officers, lawyers, accountants, general partners, insurance agents and brokers, financial services professionals, and other professionals. Rob's experience handling management and professional liability disputes from both perspectives gives him the ability to provide a unique and comprehensive approach to claim resolution and litigation. His understanding of the insurance industry and trial experience enable him to successfully counsel our clients to avoid bad faith claims or effectively litigate matters to trial if they cannot be otherwise resolved.


  • Negotiated a settlement on behalf of a large nonprofit resolving claims that the organization’s website did not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Obtained appellate decision affirming dismissal of suit seeking a declaration of insurer’s duty to defend a $50 million antitrust action, finding the action did not fall within the insuring agreement of a media liability policy, and also would have been precluded by the policy’s antitrust exclusion.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • New York State Bar Association


  • New York Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1991)
    • Walter M. Jeffords Award for the Most Distinguished Writer
    • Editor, Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Brown University (B.A., 1983)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York


  • Partner, Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP, New York, NY
  • American International Group Inc., New York, NY
  • RLI Insurance Co., New York, NY
  • Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly LLP


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