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James Patrick Donovan, American lawyer. Member of American Bar Association (member Litig. and Insurance Section), City Bar Products Liability Committee, Defense Research Institute, Japan Society, Asian Pacific Law Association, Association Automotive Medicine, Association Bar. of City of New York, New York State Bar Association.

Background

Donovan, James Patrick was born on February 6, 1945 in New York City. Son of Eugene Joseph and Sarah P. (McManus) Donovan.

Education

Bachelor, Fordham University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Fordham University, 1969.

Career

Worked at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker (New York, NY) specializing in General Insurance and Reinsurance Practice and Litigation. Commercial, Corporate and Securities Law. Domestic and International Property and Casualty Insurance and Reinsurance.

Products and Professional Liability, Toxic Tort Defense, Environmental Impairment Liability, Medical and Hospital Malpractice, Municipal and Public Officials Liability, Trusts and Estates. Aviation, Marine and Inland Marine. Securities and Fiduciary Liability and General Subrogation.

Admitted to the bar, 1970, New York. 1971, United States. Court of Military Appeals. 1976, United States. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

1980, United States. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Lecturer: Risk Management Society, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1991. Practicing Law Institute Crash Worthiness Series, 1986, 1989, 1990.

Japanese External Trade Organization, 1987. Korean Trade Promotion Corporation, 1988. Member: Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Tort and Insurance Practice). Asia-Pacific Lawyers Association. Japan Society; American Association of Automotive Medicine (Associate Member).

Military: Captain, USAF, Judge Advocate, 1970-1975. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker is a full service international law firm, ranking among the largest law firms in the United States with offices in twelve major cities in the United States. We have provided our clients with a full range of expert and innovative legal services for more than a quarter of a century.

Our dramatic growth during this period has been a response to the emerging needs of existing clients and addition of new ones. Initially, ours was an insurance-related practice and we maintain a preeminent position with regard to all aspects of insurance law and the insurance/reinsurance industry serving insureds, brokers, insurers and reinsurers. As our clients have matured and broadened in scope, so have our services and expertise and we have expanded into the general corporate law, including creditors' rights and bankruptcy, trusts and estates and real estate transactions and regulatory work.

Membership

Member: Association of the Bar of the City of New York. American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Tort and Insurance Practice). Asia-Pacific Lawyers Association.

Japan Society; American Association of Automotive Medicine (Associate Member). Military: Captain, USAF, Judge Advocate, 1970-1975.

Connections

Married Eileen Hernon, August 15, 1971. Children: James, Dirdre, Devin, Eugene, Bridget.