Powerhouse Litigator Joins WSHB as Partner

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Michelle Arbitrio brings her impressive record of success to the Firm's New York office

Powerhouse litigator Michelle Arbitrio joins Wood Smith Henning & Berman (WSHB) LLP as a partner and brings her impressive record of success to the Firm’s New York office.

Arbitrio is a familiar name to many, enjoying international recognition for her results both inside and outside the courtroom. Her practice focuses on professional liability, commercial, life insurance, securities and employment litigation.

“WSHB impressed me with its deep commitment to client service, diversity and collaboration while truly being at the forefront of litigation management,” said Arbitrio. “This is a move which I approached with the utmost due diligence, knowing that I wanted to find a home where I can continue my professional growth while best serving clients.”

A sought-out speaker and thought leader on emerging issues in the professional liability arena, Arbitrio is a leader in this area. At her prior firm, she served as Chair of the national Specialty Professional Risks practice. Her accolades include being named a Rising Star and one of Westchester’s 40 Under 40.

“We are thrilled that Michelle has joined the firm as an integral part of our professional liability team in New York,” said Dan Berman, Firm Chairman and Co-founder. “We believe that Michelle’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the business of insurance, combined with her legal expertise will make her a valuable asset to the firm.”

Arbitrio graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree cum laude from Providence College. She is licensed to practice in both New York and Connecticut. Arbitrio is also a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), Claims and Litigation Management (CLM), and Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC).

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP

WSHB is a full service litigation firm with offices throughout the United States. The Firm has tried over 900 cases to verdict, and is internationally recognized for its exceptionally high rate of success. Since the Firm’s inception in 1997 by trial lawyers David Wood, Kevin Smith, Stephen Henning and Daniel Berman, WSHB has been known as the national “go to” firm for complex civil litigation in professional liability, employment, commercial, medical malpractice and healthcare, construction, environmental, real estate, transportation, subrogation, toxic tort and intellectual property litigation. Additionally, WSHB also regularly handles first and third party coverage issues for the London market. The Firm has been named one of the top four law firms in the nation for female lawyers, and one of the top five for diversity. WSHB’s lawyers take pride in each and every case and all ultimate results. Most of all, WSHB is proud of their organic growth which translates into consistent results and handling office to office.

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