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Richard C. Imbrogno

Special Counsel
Wall Street Plaza
88 Pine Street, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10005
(212) 376-6431
(212) 376-6490 - Fax
rcimbrogno@mdwcg.com

Rick has over 34 years of litigation experience primarily involving appeals, commercial litigation, employment litigation, insurance coverage, and insurance defense matters.

Immediately after law school Rick was associated with a firm which litigated matters primarily in the areas of general employment law, civil service, employment discrimination, constitutional law and civil rights, accidental disability pensions, and administrative law. He was then a partner in a firm specializing in directors and officers and professional liability insurance, both as counsel for insurers and as counsel appointed by insurers to defend insureds. Representation included litigation of insurance coverage disputes and bad faith claims. Substantive areas involved included securities act (10b-5 and related) claims, fraud, RICO, ERISA, derivative and class actions, wrongful discharge claims, Title VII and related discrimination claims, and claims involving governmental entities and non-profit corporations.

For 22 years prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Rick was an associate and then principal of Jones Hirsch Connors Miller and Bull P.C.. He practiced primarily in the areas of appeals, insurance coverage, and insurance defense cases, handling a large number of matters involving third-party and first-party insurance claims, as well as appeals. He also represented insureds in a wide variety of bodily injury, property damage, and contract claims. His practice also included evaluation and defense of aviation insurance coverage cases and aviation liability claims.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented the national parent corporation of a leading child mentoring organization against claims involving the abuse of a minor by a volunteer and alleged negligent supervision by the parent corporation and the local affiliate.

  • Successfully defended an engineer against claims of negligence and malpractice arising out of the pre-purchase inspection of a home.

  • Obtained the reversal of an appeal of a nearly $8 million verdict for bodily injuries resulting in an order directing a new trial on both liability and damages issues.

  • On appeal obtained the limitation of a property damage claim against an airline to $1,250, on the grounds that a limitation of liability clause was enforceable and other claims were preempted by the Airline Deregulation Act.

  • Defeated a bodily injury claim against the corporate affiliates of the plaintiff’s employer by successfully establishing that the employer’s workers’ compensation defense applied to all companies comprising “a single integrated entity.”

  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing a §1983 claim against an airport police force for alleged false arrest and malicious prosecution of a passenger whose luggage contained a firearm and successfully obtained an affirmance of that dismissal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in an appeal involving an issue of first impression concerning the interpretation and application of a federal statute immunizing the interstate transportation of firearms.

Education

  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 1979)

    Honors: Order of the Coif

  • Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1976)

    Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa

Dec 31, 2018
We were granted partial summary judgment in a Labor Law case venued in the New York Supreme Court, Bronx County. The plaintiff was installing new floors in a large residential building in Manhattan that was owned by our client. The project involved...
May 11, 2018
We attained a summary dismissal of an action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. In a somewhat strategic gamble (but with the client’s full understanding and consent), a motion was filed seeking a dismissal of the...

Education

  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 1979)
  • Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1976)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section

Year Joined Organization: 2014

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