- Recommended lawyer for ‘Insurance: Advice to Insurers in United States’ The Legal 500 US (2021)
- New Jersey
- New York
- US District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- Boston University School of Law, JD, 2000
- Binghamton University, BA, 1997
Maurice is a Partner in the New York office. He has represented domestic and international insurers in connection with insurance coverage and liability issues arising under major professional liability lines, including directors and officers (public and private company), banker and financial professional liability, errors and omissions and fiduciary liability. Maurice has worked with insurers in resolving hundreds of these matters through mediation, domestic and international arbitration, and in coverage litigation before State and Federal Courts across the country.
His work includes advising insurers on coverage and liability/damages issues in securities class actions, shareholders derivative actions, private equity disputes, regulatory investigations/proceedings, transactional litigation, and bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Insurance company clients have sought Maurice for advice and guidance on many of their most significant matters, including some of the most high-profile D&O/FI matters of the past two decades. Maurice also counsels insurance company clients with respect to claims and underwriting issues, and works with insurance company clients on developing new insurance products and drafting policy forms and specialized endorsements.
Maurice is a frequent speaker and author on issues of interest to professional liability insurers, specifically with respect to exposures faced by directors and officers and how those exposure can impact professional liability insurers. Maurice is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).
Maurice Pesso and team are at the top of their game in what they do. Fearless and a fierce advocate but also with a finely tuned sense of how to work the settlement dynamic.
The Legal 500 US 2021