Fallyn  B.  Cavalieri

Fallyn B. Cavalieri


Practice Groups

Fallyn Cavalieri is a member of the firm’s Global Insurance Services Practice Group, where she concentrates her practice on representing insurers in all areas of litigation, including both ERISA and non-ERISA disputes over life, health, and disability coverage, as well as property and casualty, business interruption, asbestos injury, environmental contamination and remediation, and bad faith. Outside of litigation, Fallyn regularly renders coverage opinions to insurers on a wide range of potential liabilities. Fallyn is a co-author of the "Life Insurance" (2013) and "Reinsurance" (2012) chapters in Appleman on Insurance and is the co-editor of the firm's Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA newsletter. She contributes regularly to the firm’s CaseWatch: Insurance newsletter and the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Report blog. She is also co-chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Life, Health and Disability Young Lawyer’s Subcommittee.

Prior to joining the firm, Fallyn served as the Executive Productions Editor for the Pace Law Review and worked in chambers with U.S. District Court Judge Hon. Kenneth M. Karas, and in the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division, with Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman. 

  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2014-2016
Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association: Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
  • Defense Research Institute: Chair, Young Lawyer's Life, Health, and Disability Committee 
Admitted to Practice
  • New York 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York
Community Involvement
  • The Little Match Girl Foundation Ltd.: Board of Directors
  • St. Matthias Episcopal Church: Youth Leader
  • Pace Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
  • Hilbert College, B.S., summa cum laude, 2006
  • Author, “Cease and Desist: Is This the Beginning of the End for Concierge Medicine Practices?” Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Vol. 27, Edition 4, Winter 2016
  • Presenter, "ERISA — The 2015-2016 Supreme Court Term — What Next?" International Association of Defense Counsel Webinar, October 26, 2016
  • Panelist, "The Battle Over Discretionary Clauses: An Update on State Discretionary Bans, the Latest Case Law Developments Stemming from These Bans, and Examining the Ultimate Impact of a Discretionary Clause/Ban on a Case," ACI’s 12th National Forum on ERISA Litigation, San Francisco, June 27-28, 2016
  • Presenter, "Viewer Discretion is Advised — Discretionary Bans Continue to Offend Insurers in ERISA Claims," DRI Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Conference, Chicago, IL, April 13, 2016