william m. savinoWilliam M. Savino

IFNY Director

William M. Savino is a partner at Rivkin Radler LLP where he served as Managing Partner from 2000-2013.

Mr. Savino’s practice concentrates on commercial and insurance coverage litigation and related counseling. He has litigated before trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. He has represented certain insurers in the September 11 World Trade Center Liability Coverage Litigation; the BPA-Plastic Products Coverage Litigation and Shell Oil Company v. Aetna Casualty and Surety Company. He has served as counsel for insurers in the defense of class actions involving underwriting  and claim procedures and numerous insurance coverage claims and suits ranging from intellectual property liabilities and business torts to national environmental, antitrust and reinsurance claims.  He has served as lead counsel in Nassau County’s suit opposing financial oversight by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority and in suits against the County regarding certain tax related claims.

Mr. Savino serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Fireman’s Fund Indemnity Corporation, Chair of the Audit Committee; and the Insurance Federation of New York, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association where he is a member of the Executive Committee. He is Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Long Island’s United Way and Past President of the Nassau County Bar Association where he is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Judiciary Committee. He has also served as Mayor of the Village of Old Brookville, NY and President of the Villanova University Alumni Association.

In 2012, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman named Mr. Savino to a newly created advisory Committee tasked with making recommendations with respect to the implementation of a pro bono service requirement for attorneys seeking admission to the New York Bar. Mr. Savino has also served as Chair of the State of New York Tenth Judicial District’s Inde- pendent Judicial Election Qualification Commission and the Commercial Division Advisory Council. He has been listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Long Islanders by the Long Island Business News, and is among the Top 50 Most Influential Long Islanders by the Long Island Press.

Mr. Savino is a recipient of the Fordham University School of Law Long Island Distinguished Alumni Award, the Firefighters Leadership Award by the Nassau County Firefighters Museum, the Nassau County Bar Association We Care Fund Honor, The Dante Foundation Honor and the YMCA of Long Island Leadership Honor.

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