Attorney Profiles

Andrew L. Margulis


Partner — New York, Seattle


Andrew L. Margulis handles a broad range of commercial litigation and insurance coverage matters, with an expertise in directors and officers and professional liability litigation and coverage including coverage litigation.

Mr. Margulis has defended and provided coverage advice in hundreds of matters involving directors and officers, lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and brokers, and securities broker-dealers liability. Mr. Margulis has also litigated many significant cases involving intellectual property, media and technology liability.

Mr. Margulis has also provided coverage advice to his clients in connection with significant class action securities litigation as well as the IPO Laddering, Enron and WorldCom litigations. Mr. Margulis is also the author of: "D&O Policies Serving Up Choices"(Best's Review, June 2006); "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow—D&O Insurance and the Risk of Rescission" (Business Insurance, April 2006); Inside the Minds, Professional Liability Law, Contributing Author (Aspatore Books 2005); “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and D&O Insurance —Who Bears the Cost of Corporate Responsibility” (Andrews Publications 2002).

Some of Mr. Margulis’s published opinions include: Butcher v. Gulf Ins. Co., 2005 WL 1514086 (N.D. Cal. 2005); Edwards & Caldwell, LLC v. Gulf Ins. Co., 2005 WL 2090636 (D.N.J. 2005); Smith v. Continental Casualty Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76818 (M.D. Pa. 2008); White v. Continental Casualty Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39171 (M.D.Fl. 2008); Ganim v. Columbia Casualty Co., 2008 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 45251 (N.D. Oh. 2008); Haney v. Continental Casualty Co., 2010 U.S. District LEXIS 3953 (S.D. Miss. 2010).

Mr. Margulis was born in New York in 1963, and attended Cornell University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations in 1985. Mr. Margulis graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1988, where he was a member of the Law Review and published a Note, and was on the Dean’s List.  Mr. Margulis was recognized by the prestigious ranking company Chambers and Partners in its 2010 edition of Chambers USA in the area of “Insurance: Dispute Resolution”. Mr. Margulis was named in the 2017 New York Super Lawyers® edition for outstanding work in the area of Insurance Coverage.
Mr. Margulis is admitted to practice before the Courts of the States of New York and Connecticut and the District of Columbia, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, Northern District of Indiana, and the District of the District of Columbia. Mr. Margulis serves as an arbitrator in the Civil Court of the City of New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the New York City Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI).