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Cullen and Dykman Grows Construction Litigation Practice with Olivia M. Gross

March 3, 2020

Garden City, NY – March 3, 2020 -- Cullen and Dykman, one of the Northeast region’s most well-renowned law firms, is pleased to announce the addition of partner Olivia M. Gross to its construction and insurance coverage litigation practice.  Ms. Gross joins from New York-based Newman Myers Kreines Gross Harris, P.C.

Ms. Gross is a recognized authority in New York insurance coverage litigation and appellate practice with expertise across a wide spectrum of claims defense work, including construction, labor law claims and related risk transfer. She is also a skillful negotiator and mediator actively involved in premises liability, construction and insurance coverage litigation.

“We are very pleased to welcome Olivia and her team to our growing Construction Litigation practice,” said Christopher H. Palmer, Managing Partner of Cullen and Dykman. “Olivia has built a reputation as a go-to construction litigation lawyer and our construction clients will benefit from her extensive experience.”

John Sparling, head of Cullen and Dykman’s Construction Litigation department agreed, “Having known Olivia for almost 30 years, I am certain she will enhance our growing construction group, which is now 38 attorneys strong, in labor law and personal injury construction defense, construction defect, professional liability and, most importantly, insurance coverage.”

Ms. Gross frequently lectures on premises liability, accident prevention, claims investigation, indemnification, insurance coverage and defense strategy. For decades, she was also involved in municipal liability. She has been responsible for several seminal appellate decisions including antisubrogation and horizontal exhaustion issues and sole proximate cause as a defense to absolute liability claims.

Ms. Gross has litigated many declaratory judgment actions in the state and federal courts and has been responsible for numerous risk transfers and indemnity recoveries in insurance litigation. She also negotiates policy endorsements on behalf of insureds and recommends insurance policy language to insurer clients.

About Cullen and Dykman’s Construction Litigation Practice

The Construction Litigation department handles all aspects of large-scale construction projects from front-end contract drafting and planning to litigation involving construction delay and defect claims, personal injury and professional liability matters, breach of contract and bankruptcies and reorganizations.

About Cullen and Dykman

Cullen and Dykman LLP ( is full-service law firm that clients have trusted to deliver top-tier, legal services since 1850. With over 190 attorneys in seven offices located throughout the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions, we are strategically positioned to meet the needs of our valued clients.

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