Harlan Schreiber is a partner with Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, P.C. in our New York City office. Harlan focuses his practice primarily on first-party coverage, claim investigations, and no-fault litigation and arbitration. For the past 15 years, he has developed an expertise in affirmative litigation, proactively enforcing valid insurer disclaimers of coverage.
Harlan has taken hundreds of examinations under oath, tried scores of cases in New York City and its adjoining counties, and argued dozens of appeals. He specializes in complex coverage issues raised by first-party claims. Among his most notable successes is Unitrin Advantage Ins. Co. v. Bayshore Physical Therapy, 82 A.D.3d 559 (1st Dep’t 2011), where an appellate court recognized, for the first time, that coverage based disclaimers are not subject to the ordinary time limits of the no-fault regulations. More recently, in Unitrin Advantage Ins. Co. v. 21st Century Pharmacy, Inc., 2018 N.Y. Slip Op. 03438 (1st Dep’t 2018) he obtained an appellate affirmance of a trial court decision that permits insurers to disclaim coverage where a claimant fails to subscribe his or her examination under oath transcript. He also obtained judgments finding that various medical providers were fraudulently incorporated and, therefore, not eligible to seek payments from no-fault insurers. See, e.g., 21st Century Ins. Co. v. Blackman, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 32478(U)(Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2017).
Before joining GMR, Harlan ran the no-fault department of mid-size New York City law firm. In addition to trying cases, he managed dozens of employees and worked daily helping insurers with dealing with their difficult coverage questions. Through his years in this field, Harlan has mastered handling a very active no-fault practice in a timely and efficient professional manner. Harlan also is an experienced litigator in commercial litigation and real estate law.
Harlan and his wife spend most of their time with their teenage twins. Harlan is also a big sports fan and plays pickup basketball several times a week. He hopes that maybe one day in his lifetime, the Mets might win another World Series.