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Insurance Law; Employee Benefits; COBRA; Disability Benefits; Employee Benefit Litigation; ERISA Litigation; Health Benefits; Health Care Legislation; Health Care Reform; Health Insurance; Health Insurance Coverage; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Health Law; Managed Care; Disability Insurance; Insurance Contracts; Insurance Coverage; Life and Health Insurance; Life Insurance; Insurance Litigation; Long Term Care Insurance; Home Health Care Insurance


Phi Beta Kappa. Co-Author: “Private Insurance,” Ch. 12, AIDS and the Law, 4th Ed., Aspen Publishers, 2007. Speaker: “LSNY Employee Benefits Training,” sponsored by Legal Services of New York, 2004; “LSNY Long Term Disability Benefits Training,” sponsored by Legal Services of New York, 2003; “Insurance Issues Forum,” sponsored by Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc., 1992—; “Discrimination and Unfair Practices in Insurance and Employee Benefits,” at the Disability Discrimination in the Workplace Conference, co-sponsored by AIDS Network and American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, 1999; “Insurance/Employee Benefits Panel,” POZ Life Expo, sponsored by POZ Magazine, 1996. President, Board of Directors, 319 West 18th Street Owners’ Corporation, 1998-2009. Cooperating Attorney: Lambda Legal Defense Fund; Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc.

  • 1988, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Law School:
  • Harvard University, J.D.
  • New York County Lawyers' Association.
  • Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts Casualty Ins. Co. v. Morgan, 886 F. Supp. 1002 (E.D.N.Y. 1995); Peterson v. Continental Cas Co., 77 F. Supp. 2d 420 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) and 116 F. Supp. 2d 532 (S.D.N.Y. 2000), aff'd in part, rvs'd in part, 282 F.3d 112 (2nd Cir., 2002);
  • Maniscalco v. TAC Americas Comprehensive Healthcare Plan, 325 F. Supp. 2d 383 (S.D.N.Y. 2004); Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. DePalo,2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132502 (D.N.J. Sept. 22, 2014).Mark Scherzer Law :: New York Disability Attorneys :: Health Insurance Lawyers New York Lawyers (including Nassau County, Suffolk County, Rockland County, and Westchester County)