Phone: (212) 487-9700
Fax: (212) 487-9777
Location: New York, NY
Nancy D. Lewis
Nancy Lewis joined the firm as a law school student in 1992 and has spent her entire legal career at the firm, becoming a partner in 2001. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial insurance coverage litigation, civil appeals, and post-trial motions that seek to adjust and/or set aside a jury's verdict, thereby obviating the need to pursue an appeal. She also provides coverage opinions and litigates coverage disputes. Nancy's long list of successful summary judgment motions, post-trial motions and appeals is the reason that WF&F clients often ask that she assume cases from other firms.
In addition to writing appeals and supervising the work product of the firm's other appellate attorneys, Nancy provides evaluations to clients regarding the "appealworthiness" of Orders or Judgments from within the firm and from other firms. Each evaluation involves engaging in a critical review of the Record or Trial Transcript for identification of appealable issues, determining the probability of success, and then making a well-considered recommendation to the client as to whether an appeal is warranted in light of the costs involved. In addition to the care with which she evaluates "appealworthiness", Nancy has become known for her effective, persuasive oral arguments.
In every area of her practice, Nancy, a natural competitor, takes tremendous pride in her work, in out-witting her opponents, and in achieving the best possible results for the firm's clients.