Richard K. Traub

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Hawthorne, NY

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
 | Mid-Westchester Executive Park, Hawthorne, NY 10532
Phone: 914-347-2600
Fax: 914-888-0897
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (30%),
  • Technology Transactions (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A practicing attorney with more than 42 years of experience, Richard K. Traub is the founding partner of Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP. Focusing on insurance coverage, construction litigation, cyber liability and breach response, products liability, and litigation management, Mr. Traub has protected the rights of numerous businesses, professionals, and individual clients. He has represented clients in issues related to contract negotiation, contract interpretation, policy preparation, claims avoidance, alternative dispute resolution, technology, privacy issues, disaster management and appeal.

    Mr. Traub has published numerous articles, books and papers dealing with environmental forensics, technology and e-commerce liabilities; insurance coverage; tort reform;professional liability; and construction defect litigation and is a highly sought after speaker in each area. He is admitted to practice in the states of Florida, New Jersey, and New York. He is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of New York, the District Court of New Jersey, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His firm is located in Hawthorne, New York and in New York City, with regional offices accross the country and in London.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Insurance Coverage
    • 30%Technology Transactions
    • 30%Construction Litigation
    • 10%Professional Liability
    Focus Areas

    Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense, Internet, Science and Technology Law, Construction Defects, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other


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    Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2020

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    White Papers

  • Climate Change (2019) - And update on litigation in the US and the impact on the insurance industry.

  • Overview of Drone Regulation - Federal and State (2016) - Oversight of cyber security risk is crucial for an organization and its management to meet their obligations regarding the privacy and security requirements and stakeholder expectations surrounding the collection, storage, use, and dissemination of confidential information – data – that is entrusted to them. A data risk assessment is designed to identify and remedy a portion of an organization’s potential cyber security weaknesses. While a focused data risk assessment helps an organization’s management fulfill its fiduciary duty of care, the assessment itself can involve risk. The written reports generated at the culmination of such a risk assessment, whether conducted internally or by an external party, may provide a roadmap for an adversary, an advantage for a competitor or be produced as evidence of negligence or willful disregard in a tort action. It is important for organizations to protect such reports from unwanted discovery, so they can be used constructively within the organization with fewer misgivings about potential misuse. There are a few privileges that potentially could protect the written assessment reports from unwanted discovery.  

  • About Richard Traub

    Admitted: 1976, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who
    • The Foundation of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel it's the charitable arm.  It is my privilege to help raise funds for educational initiatives including scholarships for deserving students., President Elect Foundation Board of FDCC, 2018
    • Top Attorneys in New York Metro Area, NY Times Magazine's Super Lawyer Section
    • Who's Who in Practicing Attorneys, Marquis Who's Who
    • International Who's Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, 2011
    • Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals, Madison Who's Who
    • Dean Emeritus of the Litiagation Management Graduate School which includes preparation of cirriculum and organization of all course materials and faculty presenting.  It is the leading litigation management training course in the country., Dean Litigation Management College Graduate School, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Vice Chair, USLAW Network - Insurance/Bad Faith Section
    • Member AIDA Climate Change Working Party, 2015
    • Chair of International Initiatives Committee of the Board and Board Liaison of the FDCC
    • Past Chair, Technology Committee (FDCC)
    • President AIDA US
    • New Jersey
    • Past Chair of Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Section
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • Member DRI
    • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Member, Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association
    • Member Presidential Council, AIDA World, 2016
    • Board of Directors, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
    • Assistant Dean of the Litigation Management College Graduate School sponsored by the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2014
    • Florida
    • Past Chair of Committees on Insurance, Technology and ADR
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • International Association of Claims Professionals and Member or education and training committee
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Member, AIDA Reinsurance Working Party
    • Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, The Florida Bar Association
    • Member American College of Coverage and Extra Contractual Counsel, 2015
    • Member, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
    • Member AIDA Reinsurance Working Party, 2014
    • Past Director of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC - 6 years)
    • Associate Dean, Litigation Management College Graduate School
    • New York
    • USLaw Network Member and Member of Board of Directors 2011; 2012; Re-elected for 2013; 2014
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA)
    • Member, Forum Committee on Construction Industry, The Florida Bar Association
    • Member, Professional Liability Underwriters Society

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Committee Member for Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, 2014
    • Volunteer for 2014 Special Olympics National Games to be held in New Jersey; Co-chair of efforts to raise funds for the Games with USLAW, 2011

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Article published in "Declarations" the magazine of the International Association of Claims Professionals, Superstorm Sandy, IACP, 2013
    • Scheduled Present at December 2013 Construction Superconference scheduled for December 12, 2013, Speaker, Construction Super Conference, 2013
    • Speaker, Reinsurance - Follow the Fortunes, AIDA World Congress In Rome, 2014
    • Co-Author, Reinsurance Professional's Deskbook, A Professional Guide Parts 1 and 2, Thomson Reuters, DRI, 2015
    • Co-Author, Reinsurance Treaty, 2015
    • Co-Author, Update to Data Security and Privacy Law, 2015
    • Lecturer, Impact of Worldwide Disasters on the Insurance Industry, AIDA Europe, 2011
    • Data Security and Privacy Law - Combating Cyberthreats (Contributor), West Publishing, 2002
    • Practical Environmental Forensics, Process and Case Histories (Co-Author), John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2001
    • Litigating Year 2000 Cases (Contributor), West Publishing, 1999


    • Vice President and Member Presidential Council of Association Internationale de droit Assurances, World, 2018

    Representative Clients:

    • Northwest National
    • American Safety
    • Cyber Breach Response and Coverage
    • Arch
    • Catlin
    • Accident Insurance Company
    • Zurich
    • Endurance Specialty
    • LG
    • RSUI
    • Meadowbrook Insurance
    • Travelers
    • Axis Specialty
    • Starr Companies, 2016
    • Catlin
    • Stantec
    • Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London
    • Aspen, 2013
    • Ace Hardware
    • LG
    • ACE USA
    • Sentry Insurance
    • Century
    • Markel/Alterra
    • Nautilus Insurance Company, 2016
    • Progressive
    • ACE Westchester
    • Cyber Breach Response
    • PMK Engineers
    • Amblin
    • La Quinta
    • Amlin
    • Markel Inc
    • LG Chemicals
    • Darwin
    • Scottsdale Insurance Company/Nationwide

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Traub Lieberman has been named as "Go-To" Law firm by several of its clients and again this year; Traub Lieberman is listed in Best Insurance Lawyers, all six of our offices; Named as Superlawyer in New York, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; Named to Top 25 lawyers in New York Metro area and Westchester


    Educational Background:

    • University of Miami, B.A., 1972
    • University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 1975


    • “Rich Traub has been my law partner for over 15 years. He possesses the skills and dedication to the practice of law that our profession requires and has, for this reason, been a highly effective advocate for his clients. He is alos very active in trade organizations that provide continuing legal education opportunities that are essential to keeping practioners skills current.”
    • “An excellent practitioner whose approach is civility at all times.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Richard K. Traub

    Mid-Westchester Executive Park
    Hawthorne, NY 10532

    Phone: 914-347-2600

    Fax: 914-888-0897

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    Last Updated: 2/6/2020

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