Michael A. Gauvin is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Michael advises insurers on complex coverage issues involving fine art and specie, jeweler’s block, commercial general liability, professional liability, environmental liability, and builder’s risk insurance policies. He also defends and prosecutes declaratory judgment actions in state and federal court and litigates complex commercial actions.

Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Michael practiced construction law with a litigation boutique in Providence, Rhode Island. He has also practiced maritime law in New York.

Professional Presentations

  • Recent Developments in First and Third Party Bad Faith Rulings (New York State Bar Association May 2017 Seminar: Updates and Hot Trending Topics Affecting Insurance Coverage) (co-author Dennis Wade)
  • Assault on the Citadel of Privilege: Bad Facts Make Really Bad Law (New York State Bar Association Seminar: 2014 Law School for Insurance Professionals) (Co-Author: Dennis Wade)
  • A Carnival for the Skeptic: Using Social Media In Claim And Defense Litigation – (The New York State Bar Association Seminar: 2013 Law School for Insurance Professionals –  October 2013) (co-author with Dennis Wade)

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Massachusetts
    • New York
    • Rhode Island
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Admissions

New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Rhode Island

District of Rhode Island

Massachusetts

District of Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Education

University of Notre Dame Law School

Juris Doctor

  • Recipient for the American Jurisprudence Award for Morality and the Law

Providence College

magna cum laude

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
  • Dean’s List

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