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Rob MacAneney is a litigator with more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry representing insurers in connection with coverage disputes, coverage counseling, and bad faith litigation. Rob’s practice focuses on counseling insurers regarding representations and warranties policies, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, and professional liability/errors and omissions. Rob also regularly counsels clients on insurance issues relating to cyber, media, and technology claims.

Rob has represented insurers in connection with professional and management liability claims both in-house and in private practice. He has litigated a wide range of commercial matters involving the defense of directors and officers, lawyers, accountants, general partners, and miscellaneous financial services professionals. Rob's experience as a litigator handling insurance coverage 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 enables 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

Court Admissions


  • 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