New York, NY, October 11, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- First Fidelity Brokerage has selected Kevin J. Connolly to serve as lead counsel of quality assurance, it was announced by Eugene B. Podokshik, principal and CEO of the firm, a leading property and casualty insurance, risk management and employee benefits insurance broker. Connolly, an attorney, is experienced in coordinating insurance coverage in various industries including construction and real estate.
He will be involved in structuring coverage specifications, assisting with claims negotiations and coverage disputes, and will oversee contract review for First Fidelity clients for insurance, risk transfer and indemnification issues. He will also liaison with clients’ counsel on various legal issues.
Connolly joins First Fidelity from Anderson Kill & Olick where he was a shareholder and worked closely with the real estate group to deliver integrated construction/risk management solutions for various clients. Prior to that he was counsel at Zeitlin & DeChiara, where he developed and implemented risk management programs, and a partner and construction department head at Duval & Stachenfeld.
“We are fortunate to have with Kevin Connolly onboard so our clients can engage his services,” Podokshik said. “We are not a law firm, and do not practice law, but we believe it is important that our clients can avail themselves of someone with Kevin’s legal expertise. This improves the risk protection caliber of polices we deliver.”
Connolly graduated cum laude from Fordham University and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He has written and spoken extensively on a variety of topics including managing risk in construction, security and privacy law.
Founded in 1994, First Fidelity Brokerage is a leading property and casualty insurance, risk management and employee benefits insurance broker. First Fidelity is headquartered in New York City and has a niche specialization in real estate, construction, education, not-for-profit, healthcare, financial services and technology.