Gregory S. Katz

Managing Partner - New York, NY

Gregory Katz is the managing partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois. He is a chair of the General Liability and Transportation Practices. Mr. Katz formed and oversees the firm’s 24/7 Rapid Response On Call Transportation Team and the firm’s National Trial Practice Team. Mr. Katz has over 20 years of experience in defending cases in State and Federal Court. He has worked with numerous MGA’s, Insurance Carriers and Third Party Administrators in developing strategies for reducing costs for programs. He served on the Board of Directors for Target Markets and the National Risk Retention Association. Mr. Katz has served as National Counsel for Environmental, Habitational and Transportation programs. He has lectured and written on numerous topics including Reducing the Shelf Life and the Cost of a Claim, Paratransit Issues, Coverage and Insurance Tender Issues commonly faced by Carriers in NY as well as publishing numerous articles on New York’s Threshold and Labor Law statutes and defending General Liability and dram shop claims for the Hospitality Industry. Mr. Katz is on the Board of Directors and a founding Member of the American Society of Environmental Professionals.

His areas of expertise include the following:

  • General Liability
  • Hospitality Claims
  • Construction Litigation
  • Dram Shop
  • Environmental Law and Toxic Tort
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation

Publications and Presentations

  • Advisen 2021 Casualty Insights Conference @Home Virtual Series, March 23, 2021
  • Advisen’s Big Nasty Claims @ Home Virtual Conference, September 16, 2020
  • Presenter, Advisen Ltd. Big Nasty Claims Conference, New York Law School, September 19, 2019
  • Presenter, Risk Management Summit in Orlando, June 7, 2019
  • Presenter, Advisen Ltd. Casualty Insights Conference, April 18, 2019
  • Co-Author, New York’s Appellate Division, First Department Expands Discovery of Electronic Devices, January 25, 2019


  • State Bar Admissions
    • New York


New York


  • National Risk Retention Association
  • Captive Insurance Company Association
  • Vermont Captive Insurance Association
  • Target Markets
  • American Society of Environmental Professionals
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association


Brooklyn Law School

Juris Doctor, 1990

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, 1987

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