Mr. Wolak, Team Leader of the firm's Insurance practice, was recently named "Insurance Lawyer of the Year" (Newark, NJ) by Best Lawyers
® and selected for the New Jersey Super Lawyers
list for Insurance Law. For more than 25 years, he has litigated matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance coverage for a broad range of clients, and regularly provides strategic counseling and analysis of potential risks and exposures, policy terms and conditions, and claims resolution. Mr. Wolak also co-chairs the firm's Privacy & Data Security Team and counsels clients on data security and privacy issues, including compliance, policies and procedures, and incident response.
A wide variety of clients – including pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing companies, educational institutions, financial services companies, telecommunications companies, professional service providers, and insurance companies – rely on Mr. Wolak’s experience and advice to achieve their objectives and resolve both insurance coverage matters and commercial disputes. He has also been retained as an expert witness/consultant on insurance issues, and is a frequent speaker on insurance law topics and data privacy and security. Prior to joining Gibbons, Mr. Wolak served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas H. Politan of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Insurance Coverage Litigation and Counseling
Data Privacy and Security
Mr. Wolak has extensive experience handling a broad range of insurance coverage disputes, including claims involving directors and officers liability; employment practices liability; construction defects; environmental and toxic tort coverage; business interruption and extra expense; and professional errors and omissions. Mr. Wolak litigates disputes in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York, and Delaware, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.
Mr. Wolak counsels clients on data privacy and security issues, including identifying and evaluating risks and implementing appropriate risk mitigation strategies. Mr. Wolak is also a frequent speaker on data security topics and insurance coverage for first party and third party losses that may arise in the event of a data breach.